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Taeyang’s pop-up store opens at Lotte

A pop-up store dedicated to Taeyang of Big Bang and Epik High opened on the fourth floor of Lotte World Tower yesterday, according to YG Entertainment.

The pop-up store, which will remain open until Nov. 12, has limited-edition LPs of Taeyang’s solo album “Rise” along with a best-of compilation. It will also sell other goods such as glow sticks, mufflers, bandanas, snapbacks and shirts that all bear the logo of his “Rise” album.

These goods were initially available at Taeyang’s solo concert held early last month, but most of the items sold out. Autographed copies of hip-hop trio Epik High’s eighth studio album will be also put up for sale at the pop-up store.

Pop-up stores, which open for a limited period of time, are important sources of income for the nation’s entertainment agencies.

When Girls’ Generation released a new album early last year, SM opened a pop-up store in Myeong-dong, central Seoul, and it earned 630 million won ($605,000) in sales over 12 days, hawking goods bearing the girl group’s name and logo.

Epik High, which has returned to the music scene after a two-year break, will hold a concert for three days from Nov. 14 to 16 at the Samsung Blue Square in Yongsan, central Seoul. The group will then move to other cities such as Daegu, Incheon and Busan later this month for solo concerts.

By Sung So-young

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