55, Jimak 1-gil, Gwangyang-si, Jeollanam-do
Located at the foot of Baekunsan Mountain with water of Seomjingang River flowing nearby, Gwangyang Cheong Maesil Farm offers a perfect setting for visitors to enjoy the scenery and locally produced maesil (plum). With various maesil related food including side dishes as well as jam, jelly and traditional food, visitors can buy freshly made food on-site or order online or by phone.
Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Itaewon Street is the most exotic place in Seoul to spend a day of shopping, dining, and hanging out. Itaewon holds a long history in its making and is the first place most tourists want to visit in Korea. After the U.S. set up a military base in Korea during the 1970s, many foreigners stationed at the base settled near the Itaewon area, naturally developing the region into a market district catering to foreigners. Later, the existence of Itaewon became known worldwide after the widely publicized 1986 Asian Games and the 1988 Seoul Olympics. In 1997, Itaewon was finally designated as an official tourist zone.
The 1.4-km-long street stretching from Itaewon 1(il)-dong to Hannam 2(i)-dong has been designated as Itaewon Street. There is an enormous variety of shops, entertainment venues, and restaurants for visitors to enjoy. Itaewon is a leader in providing exotic fashion, bars, and clubs in Korea. Most stores in this area are branded with English signs, and now with the recent influx of Japanese and Chinese tourists, Itaewon has become one of Korea’s top international hubs.
231, Jahamun-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Located in Buam-dong in Jongno-gu, Seoul, Art Korea is a cosmetic select shop that opened on January 1, 2013. Covering a total area of about 630 ㎡, the store sells a comprehensive collection of Korean and imported cosmetics as well as cosmetics created by Art Korea, including Yihan Carino, The Saem, Demeter, The Faceshop, Re-ofe, Mediheal, VOV, It’s Skin, Jayjun, AHC, Enprani, and Clio. With samples from brands available and staff offering consultation, the store makes it convenient for customers to compare and purchase products by skin type and concern.
As a tax refund shop for foreigners, Art Korea offers convenient services including round-the-clock foreign language interpretation in English, Chinese, and Japanese. The store regularly offers various events including special discounts and gifts at the event hall in the center for group tourists and/or at the designated event hours.
Cheongha Bldg., (182-1, Buam-dong) 280, Jahamun-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Located in Jongno-gu Seoul, Cheongha Korea Ginseng Co., Ltd., specializes in Korean ginseng products and has its headquarters in Jongno, Seoul and a branch in Jeju. The stores aim to deliver the history and culture of Korean ginseng and take the lead in promoting the effects of Korean ginseng to the world. Since its establishment in 2005, the Jongno headquarters has focused on qualitative growth through continuous investment; for two years since 2014, the building that housed the headquarters was refurbished, expanding exhibition halls for Korean ginseng and convenience facilities for stores. On the ground floor up to the fourth floor are the Korea Ginseng Museum, 23 ginseng stores, 2 sundry stores, a tax refund office, a bank, a café, a nursing room, and other convenience facilities.
For visiting foreign customers, staff who can speak foreign languages fluently are on standby during business hours. Upon reservation, foreign language service can be requested, and the staff in charge of the requested language will offer a tour around the museum as well as assistance in product consultation and purchase. The store also conducts thorough after-sales management to guarantee the highest customer satisfaction.
78, Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
+82-2-742-4628 (내선 207)
Located in Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Saint James Samcheong opened in July 2016. With its large, transparent glass façade, the store is very much a part of the tranquil, sophisticated atmosphere and sunlight of the Samcheong-dong street. Evocative of the marine look, the interior highlights the cool colors and displays. Along with products from Saint James (France), the store sells imported brands like Buddy (Japan), Veja (France), Soludos (U.S.A.), Bronte (Netherlands), and Butterfly Twists (United Kingdom). The single-story store comes with an entrance and an exit on both sides, making it easy and convenient for shopping even during busy hours. The brand started in 1889 at a French village near Mount Saint-Michel in Normandy. In the early days, the store specialized in sailor’s outfits – or the “marine look” – and gradually expanded as the French look gained popularity around the world.
255-1, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Opened in May 2016 in Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Y.M.C. Seoul is the third store in the world following Y.M.C. UK and Y.M.C. London. The brand Y.M.C. was unveiled in 1995 with a uniquely new sportswear design combining workwear, soccer fan fashion, military look, and traditional costumes. Y.M.C. is short for “You Must Create,” and it pursues the brand philosophy of one creating his or her own style instead of following fashion. Products mainly consist of functional design items such as clothing, bags, and shoes for men and women. In keeping with the brand slogan, Y.M.C. is more about unique design products than trend-sensitive items. The store space spans two floors: the first floor with the main entrance and exit and a showroom, and the base room. The showroom on the first floor displays new products representing the Y.M.C. brand. This is where customers can find all products by Y.M.C. The basement, which is decorated with a small indoor garden as well as artworks on the wall, occasionally functions as a cultural space for special events for customers.
101 Saint James, 94, Nonhyeon-ro 175-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Saint James Boutique Seoul opened in November 2013 in the area near Garosugil in Gangnam-gu. Decorated with wood, the interior highlights two key colors -- blue and white -- to harmonize the brand's style with the surrounding atmosphere in Garosugil. The spacious, square-shaped store consists of wall and central displays, sofas for rest, and changing rooms and sells women's and men's wear, children's clothing, and accessories including bags, accessories, hats, and shoes. Along with products from Saint James (France), the store sells imported brands like Buddy (Japan), Veja (France), Soludos (U.S.A.), Bronte (Netherlands), Padmore & Barnes (Ireland), and Infielder Design (Japan). The single-story store comes with an entrance and an exit on both sides, making it easy and convenient for shopping even during busy hours.
The brand started in 1889 at a French village near Mount Saint-Michel in Normandy. In the early days, the store specialized in sailor’s outfits — or the “marine look” — and gradually expanded as the French look gained popularity around the world.
170, Jungang-ro, Jung-gu, Daejeon
Eunhaeng-dong Euneungjeongi Culture Street in downtown Daejeon is the fashion epicenter of Daejeon and is comparable to the famed Myeong-dong shopping district in Seoul. Packed with plenty of things to see, eat, and enjoy, the street is bursting with the lively vigor of young shoppers. The brisk economy of the area has picked up thanks to the addition of wedding shops and other business. Easily accessible via public transportation, traffic on the street is limited to create a safer environment for visitors to enjoy the thriving street culture.
1, Namiseom-gil, Namsan-myeon, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do
Located on Namiseom Island in Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do, Imagine Nami is a store specializing in handmade crafts. Talented craftsmen based on Namiseom Island began producing works, and Imagine Nami became the place for selling their works, including various accessories made of leather and natural stones, glass crafts, fabric products, paintings, and other design works. Most artifacts deal with natural themes and stories about Namiseom Island. The recent collection features various handicrafts containing the image of Snowman, the representative icon of Namiseom Island, and artifacts include tea cups, candle holders, memo holders, magnets, ceramics, and other decorative interior items.
At the entrance, the store sells snacks made by Namiseom Island’s own brands; the other section displays handicrafts from Namiseom Island and other handmade artifacts made by external artists, toys, daily goods, and more. The hanok-style store carrying the charm of the island has served as a popular photo zone for visitors. Namiseom Island is a small island that can be reached via boat, and the boat fare is inclusive of admission to the island. To visit Imagine Nami, visitors are required to enter Namiseom Island; while there, they can enjoy various cultures and convenience facilities.
Lotte Hotel First Basement Arcade, (Sogong-dong) 30, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
"Located on the first basement of Lotte Hotel in Jung-gu, Seoul, Saeran Glasses is a specialty eyewear store that opened at the same time as Lotte Department Store and Lotte Hotel in Myeong-dong. Saeran Glasses was originally Severance Optical, which opened in the 1920s first near Seoul Station and later in Jongno, becoming what it is today. Based on years of expertise, Saeran Glasses has maintained customer-oriented customizing system and aimed to produce top-quality eyeglasses that best fit individual customers’ vision. The store is operated as a tax refund shop for both Korean and foreign customers, offering full-scale after-service guaranteeing high customer satisfaction.
Saeran Glasses showcases differentiated designs and price ranges of leading designer brands as well as popular brands in Korea and abroad, including Lindberg, Cartier, Chrome Hearts, IC! Berlin, Miu Miu, Anne et Valentin, Bulgari, BJ Classic, Oakley, and Ray-Ban. The store’s physical proximity to Lotte Department Store and Lotte Hotel as well as Lotte Young Plaza, Lotte Luxury Department Store (Avenuel), and downtown area makes accessing various convenience facilities and enjoying shopping convenient."
405, Hangang-daero, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Lotte Outlet - Seoul Station Branch offers more than 140 famous brands at discounted prices. Connected to Seoul's major transportation hub - Seoul Station, the outlet provides a convenient shopping experience in the heart of Seoul.
Capo Building (Euljiro 7ga) 282 Euljiro,Jung-gu, SeoulSeoul
Located in the Capo Building (Euljiro 7-ga) 282 Euljiro,Jung-gu, Seoul, Capo Football Store is the largest 6-story football specialty store in the nation and reopened in May 2018 after renovation.
The store is an authorized dealer of global sports brands such as Nike, Adidas, Puma, Mizuno selling varied and professional football goods and sporting goods.
Information on each floor:
1F: Nike football shoes, running shoes, training/sportswear
2F: Adidas, Puma, Mizuno football shoes and other football goods
3F: Football team wear and training wear, inner wear
4F: Football replicas (club, national), football service desk
5F: Customer lounge: Capo Ground
You can find a variety of football shoes for different levels ranging from latest products to the highest quality and limited edition products to meet the needs of different levels of players including elite players and football club members. Also, there is fanware such as different club uniforms and national uniforms and football uniforms and training wear from plenty of brands.
The renovated 5th floor is a customer lounge “Capo Ground” for customers to relax and enjoy football with free-of-charge coffee, football bookcafe, PlayStations to play FIFA games, table soccer, exhibition space with capo collection on display.