Kim Yu-na auctions skates for charity
Korea’s second-largest auction house, K Auction, is holding its sixth charity auction on Wednesday in Sinsa-dong, southern Seoul, and lots of celebrity paraphernalia is ready to be sold to the highest bidder.
The buyers of Psy’s sunglasses will also receive tickets to one of his concerts, a package valued between 600,000 won ($560) and 700,000 won, and bidding starts at 100,000 won.
Kim’s skates come with a trunk personally made for her by Louis Vuitton that is signed by the figure skating master.
Bidders will also be able to get their hands on costumes belonging to G-Dragon and T.O.P (from Big Bang) and CL (from 2NE1) as well as bags from couple Jang Dong-keon and Ko So-young.
Artists including Kim Chang-yeol, Kim Chong-kak and Lee Wal-jong donated some of their work, and Yoo Hong-jun, former director of the Cultural Heritage Administration, donated Gaya pottery from an ancient nation that was situated in present-day southern Korea.
Corporations including Samsung Electronics, CJ O Shopping and Escada Korea also provided some items. They include golf course and spa passes and airline tickets.
A preview of the auction runs until tomorrow in Sinsa-dong, southern Seoul. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The auction starts at 5 p.m. on Wednesday. Go to Apgujeong Station, line No. 3, exit 2, and walk for 10 minutes.
For details, call (02) 3479-8888 or visit www.k-auction.com.
By Kim Bo-yeon [firstname.lastname@example.org]