Shopping in North Korean department stores

Before his death photos were released by North Korean media showing Kim Jong-il and his son Kim Jong-un visiting a shopping mall and a department store.  The below images show the utilitarian, minimalist beauty that is only dreamt of by some Western designers.

North Korea shopping

North Korea shopping

Shopping mall North Korea

The shoe display North Korea department store

The shoe display North Korea department store

The mannequins - North Korea fashion store

The mannequins - North Korea fashion store

The Mall - North Korea

The Mall - North Korea

 

As well as these beautiful images I found this lovely video showing some of the retail delights that can be found in this secretive land!

 

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