The retail industry in South Korea is by far among one of the largest industries in all of Asia.
From clothing, handbags, makeup, and watches, Korea makes shopping both exciting and affordable goods and keepsakes, whether online or in-person. Fashion continues to grow largely in part due to Western culture and the large influence and presence of social media.
When shopping for items, or replicas of these items, such as clothing or jewelry, some tend to be wary of doing so because of stigmas surrounding the word “replica.” However, not all 레플리카 products are of low quality. While a shopping center may carry an exact name brand of a particular item, the only difference one may find is the label on the inside of a piece of clothing. As the total value of imitation clothing grows, shoppers are tending to shun brand names, as logo covered items are becoming too common.
Jewelry such as watches on the other hand maybe a little easier to distinguish as the quality between a brand name and a replication are easier to spot. Things such as unsigned crowns and dials, flaking or peeling of materials, and uneven text and fonts are dead giveaways. Given this information, watches remain the highest replicated items in South Korea.
Fabricated clothing and jewelry can be found all over the world, but South Korea seems to dominate this part of the fashion industry. No designer seems to be safe, making it difficult to sell a branded item at cost. Some brand names are impossible to find in South Korea making the industry of mass reproduction soar. If one is fortunate enough to visit, items can be found along the streets at a fraction of the cost. Most vendors have been known to hide the exact copy of an item until a consumer can be trusted, and then taken to a separate shop close by to view some of the other items being offered.
Replicated items come in two categories. There are the imitated type and the look-alike copies. The items that resemble branded names, but are deliberately retailored are openly laid out, while the items that are more difficult to decipher whether real or fake are sold more cautiously.
Clothing and watches replicated in South Korea can be found just about anywhere online. Although the manufacturers who reproduce these items put a lot of time into not getting caught, stores such as eBay and Alibaba have made the process of purchasing these items very easy.
Obliterating the production of replicated items is not something that will happen anytime soon, if ever, as long as these items are in high demand.