To match ANALYSIS ASIA-DEPARTMENTSTORES/

 
To match ANALYSIS ASIA-DEPARTMENTSTORES/
A saleswoman works at a cosmetics counter at the Shinsegae department store in Seoul October 11, 2009. Department stores in Asia that have managed to capitalise on trend-conscious consumers willing to spend on elegance and beauty are ringing in the sales as the region's economy recovers. In contrast, the ones not using luxury to tempt shoppers look much more vulnerable to cheaper alternatives. Picture taken October 11. To match ANALYSIS ASIA-DEPARTMENTSTORES/ REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak (SOUTH KOREA BUSINESS)