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Myeongdong: Trendy clothes and cosmetics
Myeongdong is one of the major shopping districts in Seoul. Here you will find all the major brand named boutiques: Gap, Banana Republic, Landrover, and so on. You will also find my favorite cosmetics shop, Lush, which is why we came in the first place!
What to buy: This is a fun place to browse around and check out where Korean fashion is at. Aside from the familiar brand boutiques, you'll also find unique Korean brands like UGIZ, Who.A.U., and Basic House. Alongside these are unique shops that carry clothes, shoes and accessories. Fun!
What to pay: This area is not cheap. The clothes are real, not knock offs, so you'll likely pay full price. Check the sale racks for the best buys.
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Myeongdong: The fashionable heart of Seoul
Myeongdong is the premier, fashionable shopping district of Seoul. This is the central business district - the beating heart of modern Seoul, full of department stores, shopping malls, banks and finance houses.
Seoul Cathedral is here.
What to buy: The latest fashions
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Myeongdong: Shoping Street of City Center
Myeongdong is a center of the Seoul. This area is situated along fashion shopping malls with department stores, cafes and small stages live concerts. Restaurants with Fashion boutiques. and the edge end of street at situated Catholic Cathedral. Cathedral was a very important place of 1970~1980 Korea at that time.
What to buy: About Fashion and Food
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Myoungdong: Not pronounced My-young-dong
The name gets a snicker sometimes when you first hear/read it, but it's not to be missed. Go on a weekend or holiday and especially in the warmer months (starting in late May)...this is when thousands of Korean students and young people head there for a day of eating (lots of restaurants, including Western ones), drinking (lots of hofs, too), shopping (many stores) and coffee drinking (rumored largest Starbucks in the world is right here!).
Like Namdaemun it stretches for quite a few blocks, turn around if you start to get into areas with fewer than 100 people on the street (you're outside of the Myoungdong).
What to buy: Pretty much anything that a young person would want. Real and fake clothes (2 Adidas stores with 20-foot Beckham posters within a block of each other), accessories, tourist stuff. There are bazzar-department stores (like in Dongdaemun), chain fashion and other stores (like in the West) and street sellers (see What to Pay)
What to pay: Bargain everywhere. Never pay full price, always 10%-20% should come off. Never take your wallet out until you have the price firm. Never get too excited about an item. Always show flaws or make up some option or color you would prefer (one that they cannot give, thus should give you a discount for not having it). Always buy 2 or more items...should get a 20% discount at least for that. If you get 30%-35% off consider yourself a local.
Not likely to get a discount in the Western/Chain stores, but worth a try.
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More then you can think off: Everything in myeong-dong
This is Myeong-dong it's a really wild place i thought. There is a number of streets and there all brusting with people, mostly young people. There so so many people that you could hardley move. There were tons of shops most of the shops were targeted towards the youth, and in the middle of all the shops there was 2 malls. The Lotte department store and the Utoo Zone department store. The shops are all open late and one of the best times to go here is once it gets dark becuase there is alot of signs and they are all lit up at night and its just a really exciting place. I normaly hate shopping but this place made me want to buy something so if your a shopahoilc then stay away.
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