151, Junggu-ro, Jung-gu, Busan
The Busan branch of Charm & Charm is a major multi-brand cosmetics store located near Busan Chinatown and Busan Station. The store offers over 800 items of some 80 domestic cosmetics brands.
81, Namdaemun-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
The main branch of Lotte Department Store opened in 1979 and has gone on to be a leader in the Korean shopping culture and industry. The store offers everything from everyday household goods to international luxury brands, along with a duty free shop and restaurants. Being located within the city center, Lotte Department Store is easily accessible via public transportation. The staff aim to provide a friendly and comfortable shopping experience to all visitors.
8, Myeongdong 10-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
Located in Myeong-dong Street, Jung-gu, Seoul, the Frisbee Myeong-dong Branch is an Apple store with three floors aboveground, comprising the shop on the first floor, the Apple product education center on the second floor, and the customer service center on the third floor. The shop sells all Apple products, including CPUs, iPads and iPhones, and provides product demonstrations and a product consultation service. Most of the employees can speak at least one foreign language. The shop also sells diverse accessories for electronic equipment and appliances, including speakers, cases, keyboards, mouse, etc. and stocks many famous brands including Belkin, Logitech and Sony. The education center on the second floor teaches customers how to utilize Apple’s products more efficiently. The Myeong-dong Branch of Frisbee Korea is open all year round. Opening hours are 11am to 9pm on weekdays, and 9am to 8:30pm on Sundays. However, it only opens from 1pm to 8pm during the Seollal (Korean New Year’s Day) and Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day) holidays.
24-1, Myeongdong 8na-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
Etude House is a cosmetics brand that sells makeup, hair, and fragrance products. The Etude House Myeongdong Chungmuro Branch, located in the heart of a major shopping district, carries a wide selection of cosmetics that customers may test before purchasing. Moreover, the brightly lit store interior, designed with a princess bedroom decor, adds fun to the experience.
It is visited largely by foreign customers from Japan, Thailand, China and other East Asian countries. To facilitate an easy shopping experience, the shop always has foreign staff available to assist. The most popular items include creams made using snail extract, lipsticks and eye shadows. Etude House also has many sales on facial mask packs, and tax refunds are available.
2 floor, 6, Daecheong-ro 155beon-gil, Jung-gu, Busan
Dawon Hoganbo Co. is headquartered in Seoul and operates branch offices in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Macau, and other Asian countries. The company’s main product, HD-1 tab.Gold, is a health supplement made from Hovenia dulcis extract, which is known to be effective in protecting the liver and improving its functions.
The Busan Branch Office, which has a total shop area of 499.83m2, was established in March 2017. Its central hall displays various HD-1 Tab.Gold products. The office also has a sales room for group customers, and its employees provide foreign language services in English, Cantonese, Taiwanese, Chinese, and Malaysian among other languages. The parking lot is situated on the first floor. Large buses can park in front of the building. The management office controls parking separately.
Yeonhui-Ro 212, Seodaemun-Gu, Seoul
Hwachang Co. Ltd. is a duty and tax free shop that sells products to Koreans and foreign visitors. It attracts many groups of tourists from China, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia as well as individual tourists. Its employees can speak various languages including English, Chinese, Malaysian, Filipino, Indonesian, Thai, and Vietnamese. As customers are highly satisfied with the company’s products, it receives many re-purchase request and inquiries by phone from overseas.
Its main sales products are ginseng and processed ginseng health products. It sells a wide variety of ginseng products including extract, powder, red ginseng, taekuksam (steamed dried ginseng), capsules, jeongwa (ginseng preserved in honey) produced and supplied by reliable companies such as Nonghyup Hansamin and Korea Ginseng Production among others. Visitors to the shop can sample the products and try out red ginseng cosmetic products.
83, Bangullae-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Korea Dawon Hoganbo is a store specializing in Korea Hoganbo and Korea Tonghyeolbo, which are health supplements made by Dr. Na Cheon-su, a leading researcher on Oriental raisin tree. The products are better known in China than Korea because they were developed with China as the target market. It's a chain of stores in Seoul, Jeju, and Busan as well as China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Macau, with an exclusive distributor in Hong Kong. Many group tourists visit the store to buy the products, and some of them include American and Canadian tourists. The stores have received the “USD5 Million Export Tower Award” for having the best-selling Oriental raisin tree products in Korea. Salespeople at the stores are mostly locals to serve the customers better. The stores also have facilities for the physically challenged.
29, Hancheon-ro, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
Jeju Charm & Charm is a duty-free store specializing in cosmetic products. Most of the customers are individual and group tourists from Southeast Asia. It mostly sells products made by UGB, a cosmetic brand known for using red ginseng in cosmetic products. Besides this brand, it carries most of the popular Korean cosmetic brands. UGB is a high-quality medicinal herb cosmetic product made of ginseng, red ginseng, and mountain ginseng. Jeju Charm & Charm’s lineup of products at the store includes collagen masks, ampoules, creams, and other types of cosmetic products. Popular Korean cosmetic brands such as Koreana, Missha, Laneige, and The Face Shop can also be found at the store. The store occupies the entire 1st floor, which is spacious and pleasant. All the sales staff can speak Chinese.
40, Dori-ro, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
Dawon Korea is a chain of duty-free stores for foreign visitors only. This store is in a two-story building with eight showrooms, with exclusive distributors in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Macao. Dawon Korea was the first in Korea to introduce patented health supplements made of Oriental raisin tree products that help improve the liver function. As a leading developer of Oriental raisin tree products with a number of patents, Dawon Korea continues to develop better products and provide better services through customer satisfaction training program and after-sales policy. It offers a lineup of products for individual tourists as well as group tourists considering the rising the number of individual tourists.
B1, Gyeongdo Bldg, 21-7, Myeongdong 8-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
Harmony Mart is a discount mart that sells various food products and everyday items. The Myeong-dong Branch in Seoul stands out among the branches of the mart throughout the country in terms of sales and service items due to its geographical characteristics. Mainly Asian tourists from China, Japan, etc. do their shopping in the store for tax exemption later. Famous items are REAL BROWNIE, CHAM BUNGEOBBANG, BUTTER WAFFLE, and other snacks. A lot of tourists visit the “Global Tax Free” around Myeongdong Station since it provides a tax refund service for foreigners. For the convenience of tourists, the store staffs, who are native speakers, communicate with foreign tourists and the store also provides EMS (Express Mail Service).
159, Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Sewoon Electonics Department Store was famous for electronic goods as the sole electronic shop before Yongsan Electronics Department Store was built. The scale doesn’t meet that of Yongsan Mall but its location in the heart of downtown Seoul, as well as their 10 years of fame have worked to keep a strong customer base.
The department store is divided into two parts: Areas in Jongno (‘Ga’ dong; Hyeondae and Asea) and Euljiro (‘Na’ dong) are situated between Cheonggyecheon-ro Street. Electronic devices are available in Jongno section throughout approximately 320 stores from 1 to 4 floors. On the first floor, home and lifestyle electronic goods including irons, hair dryers, telephones, razors as well as gas stoves, various heaters, kitchen tools and more are sold. On the second floor, visitors can find televisions, fridges, laundry machines, audio & video devices. On the third floor, newlyweds can buy their electronic goods and appliances for the kitchen. Also, computers and related devices and parts are available on the fourth floor. It offers relatively cheap prices compared with electronic goods sold at Yongsan.
40, Majang-ro 31-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
Majang Meat Market is the largest meat market in Korea. It is equipped with Korea’s most modern and cleanest facilities. The butchers here are proud of the market's size and hygienic facilities.
The market sells fresh meat arriving every hour from all over the country and from overseas. The prices are overtly marked for each meat along with the country and place of origin. For the market's efforts to provide quality products, the market is recognized by the Korean Medical Association (KMA).
Traders are able to trade easily thanks to the market's state of the art systems. At Majang Meat market, high quality meats are available at up to 30% less than at supermarket chains.