10, Gukjegeumyung-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
IFC Mall is designed by the world-reknown architecture and interior design company Benoy, featuring an exquisite atmosphere overall and presenting brand shops according to its unique characteristic and image. The glass pavilion lets in plenty of natural light, allowing a pleasant shopping experience.
Some of the noteworthy fashion brands featured by IFC Mall includes H&M, Hollister, Uniqlo, and ZARA.
55, Hangang-daero 23-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Shilla I'Park Duty Free is located within Yongsan's I'Park Mall, offering multiple luxury and imported brands in fashion, cosmetics, food and more (over 550 international brands). Aiming to be a 'premium lifestyle shopping destination' for all domestic and international visitors, the store is connected to restaurants, electronic department, movie theater and other convenient facilities.
305, Dongdaegu-ro, Suseong-gu, Daegu
Grand Duty Free at Daegu Grand Hotel is the first duty free shop in downtown Daegu and operates duty free shopping at Daegu Airport as well as an online shop. The shop provides international luxury brand items and local specialties at great prices.
1, Gyeonghuigung 1-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Larva Town is divided into areas of three different themes: TUBAn Yard, TUBAn Goods, and Cafe Wingcle. TUBAn Yard greets visitors with animation character Larva dressed up as a gatekeeper from the Joseon dynasty along with other amusing sculptures that serve as excellent props for taking souvenir photos. The yard is open to public, welcoming any passerby to stop by and relax. As for TUBAn Goods, the shop is filled with character merchandise targeted towards consumers of diverse age range. Featured characters include TUBAn's iconic Larva, Dinocore, and Wingcle. After looking around TUBAn Yard and TUBAn Goods, visitors can stop by Cafe Wingcle where they can enjoy a cup of coffee with dessert surrounded by adorable Wingcle and friends.
295, Geumseong-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Opened in 1983 as an official market, Gyeongju Jungang Market is the main marketplace for Gyeongju locals. Nearly 700 stores selling clothing, oils, rice cakes, vegetables, general goods, and meat operate with some 2,000 vendors. The market is open nearly every day, with the busiest days being on those ending in a 2 or 7.
17-1, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Arirang Master Crafts Shop is a comprehensive shopping center dealing with traditional Korean crafts. It covers traditional crafts by famous artists, pottery for daily use, decorative pottery, lacquer ware inlaid with mother-of-pearl, crafts made of traditional Korean paper and more. Every product has a fixed price. In addtion, customers can enjoy diverse works displayed in the Migak Museum (Migak means delicate sculpture for eyes to see), located in the shop.
175, Yanghwa-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Dorocy means "Gift of God" in Greek. It specializes in jewelry and offers outstanding repair and management services. It is a popular shop among women because of its colorful items. Various items range from inexpensive to expensive prices. Professional assistants give visitors tips on how to choose items matching up well with their clothing. Designers of Dorocy have completed GIA GG, GIA Design, and IGI EG courses in Santa Monica, the United States and produce items with unique designs.
18, Jungang-ro 62beon-gil, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
Seogwipo Maeil Olle Market is the largest market in Seogwipo. It is a traditional market that was formed in the early 1960s and is a mainstay in the Seogwipo economy. Starting from 2001, the market expanded its shopping center and now stretches over 620 meters in length. The interior of the market is designed in such a way that visitors can easily navigate through shops and vendors. For customers' ease, the market offers free delivery service as well as cultural programs and outdoor performances.
52, Jagalchihaean-ro, Jung-gu, Busan
Jagalchi Market, located on the seaside road in Busan's Jung-gu, is Korea's largest seafood market, selling both live and dried fish. After the Korean War, the market solidified itself as a fish market. Most of the people who sell fish are women, so the vendors here are called Jagalchi Ajumma, "ajumma" meaning middle-aged or married woman in Korean.
This market represents Busan and is famous throughout the country. Visitors can eat fresh raw fish right at the market. Even nowadays visitors can see women selling mackerel, sea squirts (ascidians) and other seafoods on wooden boxes along the road outside of the market and along the shore.
266, Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
As one of the largest markets in Asia, Dongdaemun Shopping Complex boasts huge hanbok shops. Most of the major hanbok and fabric distributors are located here. It offers a wide array of hanbok from traditional hanbok to modernized hanbok in addition to accessories and clothing materials. Dongdaemun Shopping Complex is a popular spot among international tourists who want to experience traditional Korean culture and purchase various souvenirs.
Area of Sinchang-ro 4-ga, Jung-gu, Busan
Following the Korean War, refugees who fled to Busan set up stalls in order to make a living by selling smuggled or imported products, which developed into Gukje Market (gukje meaning "international" in Korean) of today.
Gukje Market is one of Korea’s largest markets. The market's alleyways are lined with stalls selling diverse goods, particularly machinery tools, kitchenware, and clothing. To the market's right is an alleyway lined with charity stores, and to the left is Kkangtong Market.
45, Keunjang-ro 26-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu
Seomun Market (formerly known as Daegu-Keun Market) of Daegu is steeped in history. Along with Pyeongyang Market and Ganggyeong Market, Seomun Market was one of the three main markets during the Joseon dynasty. It is situated only 300 meters from the West Gate of the city, and was befittingly named Seomunsijang (West Gate Market). Although the market has grown from its small size, the names of the alleyways such as Hongdukkaejeon and Dakjeon remains unchanged.
The specialties of the current Seomun Market include fabric-related items like silk, satin, linen, cotton, knitted goods, and clothing. However, visitors to the market will also find a decent selection of crafts, silver products and dried seafood. While still traditional in many respects, Seomun Market offers modern conveniences including a heating and cooling system and a large parking lot.
The signature dish of Seomun Night Market is Cup Makchang, small servings of Korea’s soul food makchang (beef intestines). Other popular dishes include mu tteokbokki, a unique take on a classic Korean dish with thinly sliced radish, and a remake of British fare shrimp and chips.