September 19, 2020

Top North Korean cosmetics brand launches new online shop

"Pomhyanggi" reportedly operated by the Sinuiju Cosmetics Factory, one of the oldest in the DPRK

One of North Korea's longest-running cosmetics factories recently launched a new online store for its top "Pomhyanggi" (scent of spring) brand, the country’s external-focused Meari outlet reported on Wednesday.

Meari— which primarily targets international audiences — said the new websitemanaged and operated by the Sinuiju Cosmetics Factory and likely run on the country's closed-off intranet, has recently "gained popularity among users."