[Weekender] Overseas shopping one click away

Lee Jeong-kyu, a 65-year-old pensioner, recently bought a Barbour waxed jacket, a hot-selling fashion item in Korea, on a U.K. online shopping site. “The price was 20 to 30 percent cheaper than in Korea. Free shipping was also av...

[Weekender] Bargain hunting overseas changes local retail landscape

Forget city traffic and the shortage of parking spaces in shopping areas. More South Koreans are shopping on overseas e-commerce sites, with products ranging from simple fashion items to appliances.The so-called “jikgu-jok” — a...

[Weekender] Korean retailers offer bargains to compete with Amazon on Black Friday

South Korean retailers are offering Black Friday bargains to lure local consumers who are buying Samsung TVs and foreign goods overseas with just the click of a mouse.Local department stores and e-commerce sites have launched sale...

[Weekender] Asian shoppers flock to Korean online shops

When Connie Pang, 33, wanted to buy Korean cosmetics, she had only two options until a decade ago: Taking a four-hour flight to Korea or buying overpriced imports.Now, things have changed. The Chinese office worker simply turns to...