South Korea Shopping

  • Myeongdong
    by Ewingjr98
  • Peppers at Namdaemun, 2013
    Peppers at Namdaemun, 2013
    by Ewingjr98
  • Namdaemun, 2013
    Namdaemun, 2013
    by Ewingjr98

South Korea Shopping

  • Dongdaemun (Great East Gate)

    Seoul Shopping

    Dongdaemun is a famous shopping area near the Dongdaemun -- or Great East Gate. It has sporting goods, clothing, used books, carpets, and many other things at great prices. We spent about three hours here one afternoon and we saw just a quarter of the market or less. We looked at clothes, military surplus items, books, jewelry, kitchen supplies,...

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  • Namdaemun (Great South Gate)

    Seoul Shopping

    Seoul's Namdaemun Area has hundreds of small shops selling everything from clothes and housewares to souvenirs at discount prices. There are also several decent restaurants on "food vendor alley." This is one of the largest and most traditional markets in Seoul and it offers a wide variety of goods from authentic Korean pottery to knock-off...

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  • Myeongdong

    Seoul Shopping

    The Myeongdong area is a very popular shopping area among young Koreans, mostly women. It has dozens of name-brand stores such as Nike, New Balance, Levis, and others. Prices here are very steep, but it is worth walking around here just to people-watch! This area will get very crowded around lunch time and in the evenings. It is estimated that two...

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  • Itaewon

    Seoul Shopping

    IItaewon is Special Tourism Shoping Zone of Seoul. this street or area real history was public B&B or guesthouses area of Joseon Dynasty. at present, Itaewon discrict is most attraction shoping place of among the foreigners, and lots of restauranta about traditional foods of countries all around the world.

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  • Electronics

    Seoul Shopping

    Well after spending 10 days in Seoul last week on business I was excited to visit the worlds largest electronic market which has been advertised as having the largest selection and best prices. I have to say I was terribly disappointed. Not only did virtually every vendor carry EXACTLY the same products but the prices were highway robbery. I am...

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  • Other Shopping Info

    Seoul Shopping

    Now I got the inspiration to include this tip over here after Teacher_at_Loss asked me where to buy cheese in Seoul. Here's the weblink for a place where expats can buy all kinds of Western stuff and what do you know, they open everyday since they stated rather bluntly that they "don't have a holiday" in their website! Do they have cheese? Yes,...

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  • Insadong

    Seoul Shopping

    Insadong is a neighborhood in the center of Seoul. It has wooden tea houses, boutique galleries and street vendors selling traditional snacks. There are many souvenir shops here. Parts are pedestrianised on Sundays.

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  • COEX Mall

    Seoul Shopping

    COEX is the typical mall where you will find everything. There are different specialty stores offering clothes for both female and males, children and adults. There's a huge bookstore, Bundi and Lund, where you can find various books both in English and Korean. A department store, Hyundai, is also located right beside the mall. And then, there is...

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  • Ewha Women's University (E-dae) Area

    Seoul Shopping

    I really enjoyed shopping in this area. There were lots of things to choose from, from clothes to beauty products to gift items. There were even cheap contact lens solution and beauty needs. There are also shoes and fashionable Korean clothes for men and women. There were also shops that gave freebies and i really had fun. Your money can go a long...

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  • Antiques

    Seoul Shopping

    Korean antique furniture, tools, and books are in abundance at the Dapsimni antique stores one street north of Dapsimni Station on Line 5. I went looking for new furniture made in the traditional style. They didn't have new furniture here, only true antiques, but one of the vendors drove me to the "factory" where furniture is made. It was a...

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  • Incheon Pottery Village

    Seoul Shopping

    If you like pottery then Korea will be a mini paradise for you. Besides celadon there is also white and blue/green porcelain. Korean techniques have had great influence on Japanese pottery. Incheon Pottery Village is the place to go. The KwangJyuYo factory does beautiful work but the prices reflect the quality. It is interesting to watch the...

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  • Jongno Tower/Millenium Plaza

    Seoul Shopping

    Ok, besides being the coolest building ever, Jongno Tower is also a great place to eat and shop. The tower is home to many restaurants, and shops and has an underground shopping area called Milenium plaza. Be sure to check out the Top Cloud Grill and Cafe which in on the top floors of this unique building. It provides a great view of downtown.

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  • Haggle

    Haggle is a usual way of life here in most shops...Bring calculator or pen & paper to haggle as most shop keepers do not speak english Many & especially Red GinSeng market price & grades different. Research on your own but try to buy from government store on Red GinSeng

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  • seoul, south korea

    lotte world in seoul is like the korean disney land!. I went with my cousin and she is a massive fan of korean soppy soap operas. She was very excited about visiting the ice rink there as its where alot of these soap episodes are filmed. Lotte world is fun for a day out if the weather is horrible and you want to bein doors. The seouju on sale in...

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  • bargain in Korea

    Namdaemun area is famous for fashion accesories and glasses, gunsengswhile Dongdaemun area is good for clothes.Insadong area is like a Altstadt in Europe cities, place for small souvernirsand cultural touches rather than shopping.As Koreans bargain 10% from quoted price normally, but as a tourist here bargain from half of quoted price and you can...

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  • Shop til you drop

    I love the Korean markets. They have EVERYTHING!!! You could spend hours and hours and not see everything. Fortunately for me, my son is very tolerant and he let me shop to my hearts content. Oh my gosh, it depends on what you are looking for - I bought souvenirs for all my family and friends and I bought a wonderful fleece blanket for only 10,000...

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  • Hotteok (Stuffed pancake)

    Open Stall at Insadong main street where open stalls are located. It has the longest queue there but it has the best tasting korean pancake. hotteok or pancake 500 won

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  • Namdaemum

    The shops inside the wholesale centres located at Namdaemun market are much cheaper than the open air market. We popped into almost all the main ones and visited each floors. Ladies accessories, korean cultural items.

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  • Shinchon Street

    We were told that it was located beside an elite Korean University ~ Ewha Woman’s (sic) Univeristy, in Daehyun-dong. No more tall shopping malls, but small shops selling all kind of trendiest fashionable items like clothes, shoes, handbags, accessories, and even cosmetics. Along the street, we were attracted to a store selling ‘Portuguese Egg...

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  • Dongdaemun (Great East Gate)

    It was more like streets of shopping malls at every corner we turned into. Korea’s larges wholesale and retail shopping district that has more than 10 shopping malls, thousands of speciality shops and manufacturers. You just can’t stop buying with shops/stores/stalls selling electronics, office supplies, toys, sporting goods, shoes, bags, garments,...

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  • Hot to buy in Seoul

    Itewon has not only one shop,it's to many stores you can find! It's very grate place to spend your money and be happy about you chois Practecly anything you want but clothes any clothes in Korea ;everybody can buy them !

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  • Various Jewerlies of Good Quality

    When you go abroad sometimes you have to buy some gifts for sepcial person.The only Key holder is inappropriate for them.So you can buy some jewerlies with good quality You can buy necklace, ring, earrings, and clothes. If you buy 1set(necklace+earrings), the price is about 100-200dollors.

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  • Seoul - Itaewon

    Located near Yongsan US Army garrison, Itaewon is a place famous for fakes, replicas and look-alike goods. If this is your target shopping, go for bargains here like no other place in Seoul.Pushers approach you while walking and propose any sort of "brand" merchandise like clothing, accessories, electronics and wrist watches.

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  • Seoul - Dongdaemun

    Dongdaemun district, literally "east big gate", is one among several shopping areas, particularly for clothing.Modern multistory buildings have stores carrying any sort of outfit you may look for.As any place in Seoul, space is precious and even the stadium is converted into a parking lot!Department stores are the cleanest and neatest ever seen,...

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  • No Returns in the AM

    It's a Korean (and perhaps Chinese) belief that's it's bad luck for a shopkeeper to get a returned item in the morning. It starts the day off in a negative position--which is bad karma.So, unless you want Koreans to think you're trying to make them feel bad, take returns to stores after noon--the later in the day the better. They will likely take...

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  • Electronic market,Seoul

    The Electronic market is a huge 3 store complex near Seoul railway station. You can find here a very large veriety of cameras ,laptops and computers and the prices are good and negosiable. It's a very interseting place to visit and to see modern Korea.

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  • Shopping in Seoul

    in these area's are a lot of stores located in and above the subway stations. the number of stores seems unlimited, and you can buy practically anything at very low rates. if you're looking for some clothes or souvenirs, there is always a store in a range of 20 feet near you. don't miss the antiques stores and Hanbok costumes, that are also...

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  • Get Yer Glasses Here!

    Maybe it's the incredibly intense competition that's just a part of Korea...but getting glasses (presecriptions, specifically) is cheaper than in the West (Canada, specifically). I broke a lens and got it replaced for about 30% of what I was charged in Canada--and mine is not a simple prescription. Also, you can play the shops off one another. One...

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  • Korean Labels

    When I first got to Korea I wanted to do some shopping, but how do you know if they're selling you angora or polyester? Read the label!Angora = 앙고라 (ang-go-ra)Polyester = 폴리에스테르 (pol-li-ay-seu-tai-reu)Cotton = 면 (myeon)Wool = 울 (woo-l) or 양모 (yang-mo)Acrylic...

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  • Korean Clothing Sizes

    Korean clothing sizes are a little different to what you may be used to. They have a different system from other places (from what I've seen). In Canada I'm a 16-16.5 neck (which is a large) but in Korea I need to get XXL, which shows as a 17-17.5 inch neck sometimes and the locals call it 110 (which is 42.9 centimeters, likely the chest size, not...

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  • Unknown to the average tourist

    A not-so-large shopping area off the beaten path filled with bargains and popular with US military shoppers and Koreans in the know. This mall is a great place to get awesome custom tailored clothing and shoes at Wal-Mart prices. Also a good place to get cuban Cigars Men's Worsted-Wool tailored 2-piece $160.00Ostrich boots $200Ski Outfit $150

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  • Antiquuities Central : Insadong.

    Insadong and the surrounding area were the residences of Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) officials, extended royal families, and the yangban-aristocratic class. The antique art shops that were established here during the Japanese Colonial Period carried everyday items of the privileged class as these items became antiques in the face of modernity.Since...

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  • Seoul a Shoppers Paradise.

    If you are coming here to go shopping, why don't you decide first what you'd like to buy, and in doing so you'd be making your shopping task much easier. i have been here for 3 years, and I am just beginning to know where to buy certain things. Shopping in Seoul is almost a 'Horses for Courses' sort of situation. If you want item A you should go to...

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  • Antique Alley

    Insadong has the best shopping in Seoul. This quaint street has many small alleys worth investigating, and there are tons of great shops selling art supplies, paintings, antiques, and souvenirs.Don't miss out on the great restaurants and tea shops in the back alleys. Many have beautiful gardens and peaceful interiors. One old tea shop is filled...

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  • MyongDong

    There are various shop around here. But it is not attractive to a Hong Kong citizen.At another side, it is Namdaemun, most of the goods are import from China. There also a zone call Dongdaemun, where you can buy many famous product.

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  • Korean Ginseng

    Korean ginseng has a very high reputation as an energy booster. It's also a very expensive herbal medicine. It takes a full 6 years to grow a 'ginseng' and another 20 years before the ginseng farm is ready for ginseng plantation again. This is because ginseng will absorb all the essence from the ground. And therefore, the price of ginseng is...

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  • shop til the sun go up.....

    Korea's largest wholesale and retail shopping district has 26 shopping malls, 30,000 specialty shops, and 50,000 manufacturers. Within the ten blocks of the market area, you can find silks, clothes, shoes, sporting goods, plumbing and electrical supplies, electronics, office supplies, toys and just about everything else imaginable.Traditionally,...

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  • shopping!

    There are tons of neighbourhoods in Seoul with a lot of great shopping!this neighbourhood is meuongdong

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  • little gifts for your friends

    Every travelling shop has these things. The lovely fans, wine cups and so many other things. they are very chearp. ( i'm a student so i don't have so much money )

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  • Extreme shopping

    There are several buildings in the shopping mecca. Let me paint a picutre for you. Eight to ten story buildings, fifty or so litte stands on each floor, five people to every square foot, open til 5am. All this adds up to extreme shopping. Bargaining is a must. If you cannot speak Korean, I would find a native to go with you, but if you are alone,...

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  • markets

    These markets have anything you would ever need, from clothes, to food, to shoes, to housewares.... anything.they are huge indoor/outdoor markets and they are full of people.You should bargain if there is no price stated. Anything you need. you can find in the market... or even you can find it on the street at many different vendors. bargain.......

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  • Korean Costume Dolls

    Don't forget to buy a korean costume doll when you back home. Its a really lovely decoration for your home. : -)

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