Cosmetics sellers in Mingtong Digital City market in Shenzhen’s Huaqiangbei area. Photo: Reuters/David Kirton Cosmetics sellers in Mingtong Digital City market in Shenzhen’s Huaqiangbei area. Photo: Reuters/David Kirton
Cosmetics sellers in Mingtong Digital City market in Shenzhen’s Huaqiangbei area. Photo: Reuters/David Kirton

In world’s largest electronics market, beauty products now outsell phone parts

  • Huaqiangbei market in Shenzhen, southern China, used to sell electronics parts and knock-off phones. Now MAC lipsticks and Bioderma cleansers line its shelves
  • Under pressure from big brands and anti-piracy laws, it switched almost overnight to selling beauty and skincare products, and business is booming

Topic |   Beauty
Cosmetics sellers in Mingtong Digital City market in Shenzhen’s Huaqiangbei area. Photo: Reuters/David Kirton Cosmetics sellers in Mingtong Digital City market in Shenzhen’s Huaqiangbei area. Photo: Reuters/David Kirton
Cosmetics sellers in Mingtong Digital City market in Shenzhen’s Huaqiangbei area. Photo: Reuters/David Kirton
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