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Haute-couture hiking

In South Korea, an increase in leisure time and higher incomes has fueled the market in designer mountain gear

By Park Chan-Kyong  /  AFP, SEOUL

Kim Mi-Hye, a 53-year-old high school teacher who hikes the different ridges and peaks of Mount Bukhansan on most weekends, admitted she had a substantial wardrobe of hiking gear.

“Some of the lines are nice and stylish, and there’s a great color and design choice,” Kim said.

“I keep telling myself I have enough, but then I see another jacket and I can’t help myself,” she added.

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