Retail in Asia


Pomellato opens a boutique at Lotte Duty Free flagship in Seoul

Italian fine jewellery brand Pomellato opened its first boutique with Lotte Duty Free this January, on the 11th floor of the retailer’s flagship downtown store in Myeong-dong, Seoul.

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Founded by Pino Rabolini in Milan in 1967, Pomellato is part of the Kering Group, and is known for its colourful gems. Popular collections include Nudo, Catene and Iconia, the latter created to mark the brand’s 50th anniversary.

Lotte Duty Free said it expected demand for high-quality jewellery to grow. Sales in watches & jewellery rose by around 35 percent last year, it noted (though they remain well below pre-pandemic levels).

Lee Seung-guk, Head of Lotte Duty Free’s Product Division, said that Lotte Duty Free’s reputation for jewellery retailing had grown through partnerships with brands such as Boucheron, Chaumet and Fred. He said the company would strive to introduce further variety to the offer for its customers.

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The company added that it was preparing for the post-pandemic period by strengthening its ranges across categories. It cited the example of cosmetics and the recent addition of brands such as Charlotte Tilbury, Tatcha and Valmont.