SOLD IN SEOUL: J.Mendel president Susan Sokol got more than she bargained for when visiting South Korea late last month. In Seoul to broaden the label’s international business and get a better handle on Asia’s retail scene, Sokol was surprised by the takeaway — a $1 million trunk show at Boon the Shop. With almost 90 styles to choose from, most shoppers were in search of fur pieces especially sable or fox. A few didn’t blink at the $100,000 retail price for a sable coat. Gilles Mendel’s road show motors on to The Fashion Palace in Tallinn, Estonia, in September where fur is once again expected to be the calling card with shoppers.
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