May 22, 2024
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Photos reveal extent of foreign luxury goods available in new Pyongyang dept. store

Access to high-end luxury goods for North Korean elites appears to be continuing unabated

A plethora of international brands, including products which some UN member states have determined constitute sanctioned luxury goods, appear to be available for sale at Pyongyang's recently-reopened Taesong Department Store, new photos revealed this week.

The Taesong (or Daesong) Department Store opened last month amid a flurry of coverage from the country's state media, which at the time revealed a number of high-end brands -- including Tissot, Rolex, and Siemens -- on sale.

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