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BTS' pop-up stores to open online next week amid pandemic

K-Wave 16:00 October 13, 2020

SEOUL, Oct. 13 (Yonhap) -- K-pop superstar BTS will open online pop-up stores inspired by its latest studio album, "Map of the Soul: 7," next week amid the prolonged novel coronavirus pandemic, the band's management agency said Tuesday.

"BTS Pop-up: Map of the Soul" will first open on the septet's online fan community BTS Weverse for fans in South Korea and the United States on Oct. 23 and run until Jan. 24, 2021, according to Big Hit Entertainment.

From Nov. 14, separate online stores will be available for fans in Japan, seven other Asian countries including Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore and 15 European countries like Germany and France. They will close on Feb. 14.

The pop-up stores will have showcases in Seoul, Tokyo and Singapore on the same timeline, with prior online reservations required in accordance with anti-COVID-19 guidelines, Big Hit said.

The new BTS shops will provide items and goods inspired by "Map of the Soul: 7," which was released in February.

BTS's first pop-up store opened late last year in South Korea, Japan and Mexico for a three-month run, offering limited edition merchandise for BTS fans across the world.

Members of K-pop sensation BTS pose for photos during an online press conference to unveil the group's new single "Dynamite" in Seoul on Aug. 21, 2020, in this photo provided by Big Hit Entertainment. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)
This poster for "BTS Pop-up: Map of the Soul," scheduled to open from Oct. 23, was provided by Big Hit Entertainment. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

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