‘Korea’s Black Friday’ event to kick off on October 1

Korea is Hosting Black Friday from October 1 to 14, Featuring Up To 80 Percent Discount From 27,000 Shops

A total of 27,000 different shops – including department stores, big discount supermarkets, convenience stores and online malls – will offer up to 80 percent off through Oct. 14.

Lotte Department Store, the country’s top chain, will slash prices on some 580 brands.

Shinsegae Department Store is focused on outdoor brands such as K2, Black Yak, North Face and Kolon Sport. Items from those brands will be marked down as much as 80 percent.

Discount chain E-Mart will select 1,000 popular household items and sell them at half the original price. Lotte Mart is aiming to sell groceries at half-price.

Sixteen e-commerce online shopping retailers, including 11st(http://english.11st.co.kr/html/en/main.html) and GMarket(http://global.gmarket.co.kr/Home/Main), will also join the event, giving overseas consumers access to the event.

For more informations, visit http://koreablackfriday.org/