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100 Top South Korean Lifestyle Companies and Startups

This article showcases our top picks for the best South Korean based Lifestyle companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Lifestyle industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top South Korean Lifestyle Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

O-House

O-House

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O-House is a one-stop home furnishing and interior design platform enabling customers to easily source & purchase goods for their homes.

Althea

Althea

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Althea is Korea’s premier beauty e-commerce that provides the latest beauty products, trends and lifestyle to consumers in Southeast Asia.

Althea

GP Club

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GP Club is a cosmetics manufacturing and distribution company that produces creams, lipsticks, cleansers, and other related products.

Althea

Balaan

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A platform that allows you to get the latest luxury goods in just 3 days.

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FEELWAY

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FEELWAY is the 1st largest domestic luxury products market place in korea.

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WELT

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WELT, the smartest belt for healthcare & fashion

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Melixir

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Melixir is a vegan cosmetic brand that offers skincare products with plant-based ingredients.

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29CM

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29CM runs an online select shop 29cm, which provides customers with various kinds of domestic and foreign brands.

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Art and Design International

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Art and Design International is a cosmetic manufacturer & distributor

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Tumblbug

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Tumblbug is an online Korean crowdfunding site focused on art and cultural content.

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Agreable

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Agreable is a brand commerce startup that manufactures and distributes lifestyle products.

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Caffe Bene

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Caffe Bene provides a unique environment for New Yorkers looking for a similar experience.

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Gbike

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Personal Smart Mobility Sharing Platform in Korea

Althea

Malang Studio

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Malang Studio develops character-centric, gamified lifestyle apps such as Alarmmon, an alarm clock app featuring animation characters.

Althea

Washon

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Washon is an on-demand laundry service based on Seoul metropolitan area in Korea.

Althea

Mr.Pic

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Mr.Pic is an online Korean information portal that provides information about vehicles, lifestyles, games, and more.

Althea

Foundry

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Foundry Inc provide cooperative buisness services to drive competitiveness, network and sales expansion.

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ROOOMERS

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ROOOMERS is a Korean startup that offers a lifestyle magazine and curation services specifically for people living alone.

Althea

ViewReple

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ViewReple is a Korean provider of a social curation platform for product reviews in various categories.

Althea

Labelby.me

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labelby.me is a social e-commerce platform that provides its users with fashion merchandising services.

Althea

SK Networks

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SK networks has a wide range of businesses such as home appliance, rent-a-car, ICT marketing, trading, hotel, and car maintenance/repair.

Althea

KStyleTrip

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Stylish start of domestic trips.

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The Daebak Company

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The Daebak Company is a community-driven e-commerce platform that aims to inspire the global Hallyu community

Althea

FunShop

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FunShop is an online lifestyle store.

Althea

LOUIS CASTEL

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LOUIS CASTEL is an e-commers platform for the sales of golf wear.

Althea

Hanpoom

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Hanpoom is an online store for food, lifestyle and health care products.

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Platform Factory

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Platform Factory offers fashion curation services to its customers.

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KSHOPINA

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KSHOPINA is an online store for Korean lifestyle products.

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Health Balance

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Health Balance is a seller and manufacturer of nutrition for a healthier lifestyle.

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Hyundai LIVART

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Hyundai LIVART is a lifestyle culture company that designs the living space through art.

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Leaders Cosmetics

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Leaders Cosmetics engages in the manufacture and sale of cosmetics.

Althea

Gaenari Wallpaper

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Gaenari Wallpaper is a living and lifestyle brand.

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ShareHows

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ShareHows is a collection of “how-to” information channels on categories such as technology, business, beauty, life, travel, DIY and more.

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Herald Corporation

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Herald has continued to grow as an innovative information-knowledge company.

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OCO

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OCO is an e-commerce shop for fashion and lifestyle goods.

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SG Corporation

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SG Corporation is an apparel and fashion company.

Althea

DFD Group

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DFD Group is an e-commerce store for shoe, fashion and lifestyle and culture sectors.

Althea

Later

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Later is a manufacturer and seller of lifestyle products.

Althea

Darak-bang.com

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Darak-bang.com is an e-commerce shop for lifestyle goods.

Althea

SLEEK

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SLEEK provides a program optimized to exercise effectively and create a healthy lifestyle through exercise and diet guidance.

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KorEstate

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KorEstate revolutionizes home lifestyle e-commerce by allowing users in Korea to get their homes and home products in one place.

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Rolling Square

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Rolling Square is the creator of Pink Pouch, an app that works as a mobile marketing platform for beauty and fashion products.

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Bigcle

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Bigcle is an e-commerce platform that offers watches, bags, gifts and other lifestyle products.

Althea

TOUCH4GOOD

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TOUCH4GOOD is a Korean eco-friendly social enterprise brand that specializes in eco-friendly fashion items and accessories.

Althea

Heydi

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Heydi is an e-commerce platform for the sales of woman’s clothing.

Althea

STARLUXE

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STARLUXE is an importer and distributor of fashion and lifestyle accessories.

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OTD

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OTD is an operator of a multi-brand restaurants in South Korea.

Althea

ALTDIF

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ALTDIF is a brand for tea and lifestyle products.

Althea

JOH & Company

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JOH & Company aims to nurture businesses that generate profits on a sound basis in the areas of food, clothing, shelter and information.

Althea

FitBase

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FitBase is an online platform for everything related to fitness, therapy and nutrition.

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EDITION DENMARK

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EDITION DENMARK is an online store for Danish lifestyle products.

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Apartmentary

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Apartmentary provides apartment mentoring service.

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Amitto Products

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Amitto Products is an e-commerce platform that offers lifestyle accessories.

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ACC:SCENT

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ACC:SCENT is an online store for Scandinavian fashion accessories.

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Noblesse

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Noblesse is a lifestyle magazine company.

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S BodyWork Pilates

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S BodyWork Pilates provides sports medicine, physical therapists and physical education.

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Forthenew

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Forthenew is a foundry and manufacturing of textiles and women’s apparel.

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Vivien Corp

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Vivien Corp is a manufacturer of women clothing.

Althea

Earlogic

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Earlogic represents the TSC the first ,music platform app that fully integrates into personal hearing condition.

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WondersLiving

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WondersLiving is an online and offline store for a consumer living electronic goods.

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KST Holdings

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KST Holdings aims for a lifestyle service business that provides customized information and convenience to users.

Althea

BUYVAI

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BUYVAI engages in the sales of men’s and women’s lifestyle products.

Althea

Via International

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Via International is an online trading platform that offers clothing and lifestyle products.

Althea

Eat Your Kimchi

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Eatyourkimchi is a production studio focused on providing video content on the topics of music, food, and the Korean lifestyle.

Althea

ANYMAN

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ANYMAN is a mediation platform that connects people.

Althea

CONNEX Solution

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CONNEX Solution is an importer and distributor of lifestyle accessorizes.

Althea

1stlook

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1stlook is an entertainment and lifestyle magazine.

Althea

Jaanh Group

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Jaanh Group is a developer of an online retail platform intended to offer premium apparel and accessories.

Althea

Chemilens

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Chemilens specializes in the manufacturing and sales of eyeglass lenses.

Althea

Kimex

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Kimex specializes in the manufacturing of fragrance products.

Althea

Wellperion

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Wellperion is a premium lifestyle club and provides a variety of exercise programs that the whole family can enjoy.

Althea

Pinch

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Pinch is a subscription-based lifestyle media for millennial women.

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BMdr

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BMdr is engaged in the research and development of therapeutics and products for the treatment and prevention of eye diseases.

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Josun Hotels & Resorts

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Josun Hotels & Resorts is a hospitality brand that offers services and facilities in hotels, fine dining, and office environments.

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Huggle

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Huggle is an online store that sells pet lifestyle products.

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Korea Research Institute for Fashion and Distribution Information

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Korea Research Institute for Fashion and Distribution Information is a fashion and lifestyle information institute.

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Anotherlevel

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Anotherlevel is an online shopping platform for lifestyle accessories.

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HerbKorea

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HerbKorea engages in the sales of diffuser and fragrance products.

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TOS

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TOS is a recycled fashion products company.

Althea

Kindigo

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Kindigo sells sustainable lifestyle and organic indigo dyeing products.

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BLUEBERRY

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BLUEBERRY is a lifestyle products company.

Althea

Leemyungsu Design Lab

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Leemyungsu Design Lab is dedicated in developing IT Fashion products.

Althea

Up-Space

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Up-Space offers lifestyle and representative products.

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XYCB

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XYCB is a lifestyle innovation and marketing company.

Althea

BEAKER

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BEAKER is a clothing brand that provides lifestyles and fashion accessories.

Althea

Daewoo Fashion

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Daewoo Fashion is a fashion brand that provides lifestyle accessories.

Althea

Union Pool

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Union Pool provides consumers with e-commerce services based on their lifestyle.

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men.style.com

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men.style.com provides designer fashion and beauty products for men and women.

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ENTER-6

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ENTER-6 is an online store that sells fashion, shoes, and lifestyle products.

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HUGIN

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HUGIN is a social innovation and lifestyle platform.

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Logomondo

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Logomondo is a jewelry platform connecting government-approved jewelry craft masters with the newest technology.

Althea

Greegonetworks

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Greegonetworks is an online shopping platform offering discounted products such as toys, consumer goods, clothing, food items, and more.

Althea

FashionGeo

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FashionGeo is an e-commerce platform that offers fashion and clothing products.

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Home & Garden Lifestyle Magazine

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Home & Garden Lifestyle Magazine is a practical architectural magazine that provides practical information.

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Parkgym

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Parkgym is a fitness center in Seongdong-gu, Seoul.

Althea

Interkos

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Interkos engages in the manufacture and distribution of skincare, hair care and sanitary aid products.

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Stereo Shop

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Stereo Shop is the manufacturer of a Shirt and blouse for men and women.

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Chelper

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Chelper is an e-commerce store for men’s and women’s fashion products.

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The Korean Reliability Society

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The Korean Reliability Society encourages academic activities in the field of reliability.

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Quincee

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Quincee is an online shopping center that offers apparel for mothers, newborns, and infants.

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