Wuhan, the most populous city in Central China, now has its own duty-free shop, and if the swarming crowds are any indication, it has been a wild success.
Opened on December 25th, The East Lake Comprehensive Bonded Zone offers over 6,000 imported products, including wine, maternal and infant supplies, fresh foodstuffs, and luxury items from 33 countries and regions, according to China Daily.
Shoppers looking for deals over the New Year holiday packed into the 3,850 square-meter shopping area. Despite the large product offerings, ECNS noted a banner saying “cosmetics are out of stock.” This should come as no surprise, as China’s beauty industry, especially the facial cosmetics category, is booming.
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