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Jungwon Duty Free (중원면세점)

Jungwon Duty Free (중원면세점)

5156     2019-12-20

114, Chungcheong-daero, Cheongwon-gu, Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do
+82-43-290-1000

Opened in April 2014, Jungwon Duty Free is a representative duty free shop of Chungcheongbuk-do. It sells 120 international and domestic brands including bags, watches, cosmetics, alcoholic drinks and others. It is located on the first floor of Grand Plaza Cheongju Hotel so it offers a one-stop shopping center where visitors can enjoy shopping, food, and culture in one location.

Encore Duty Free (앙코르면세점)

Encore Duty Free (앙코르면세점)

8346     2019-12-20

132, Gwongwang-ro, Paldal-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do

Located in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do, Encore Duty Free offers convenient shopping just outside of Seoul. Handbags, cosmetics, sunglasses, health products and more are available in over 50 international brands.

Ulsan Jinsan Duty Free (울산 진산면세점)

Ulsan Jinsan Duty Free (울산 진산면세점)

5746     2019-12-20

363, Beonyeong-ro, Jung-gu, Ulsan
+82-52-281-5555

Ulsan Jinan Duty Free opened as the first duty free shop in Ulsan city with a wide arrange of brands including international famous luxury handbags, wallets, belts, cosmetics, perfume, watches, electronic devices, sunglasses, cigarettes, and ginseng products. The duty free is spread out through two floors with about 3,500 products in 117 brands available.

Jeonju Nambu Traditional Market (전주 남부시장)

Jeonju Nambu Traditional Market (전주 남부시장)

23192     2019-12-18

63, Pungnammun 2-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do

Jeonju Nambu Traditional Market opened as a regular public market in 1905 at the site of the Joseon-era Nammunbakk Market, located just outside the Southern gate to the city. Currently the market is comprised of about 800 stores with 1,200 workers selling vegetables, fruits, food, dried fish, furniture, silk goods, and general goods.

The market was revitalized with the creation of the Youth Market, located on the previously empty shops on the second floor of 6-dong. In influx of young shopkeepers and entrepreneurs has given the marketplace an exciting vibe like that found in Hongdae or Samcheong-dong.

The night market held on Fridays and Saturdays also draws in many visitors with a multitude of delicious treats, ranging from traditional dishes such as nokdujeon (mung bean pancake) to fusion treats like bibimbap served in rice paper like a spring roll.

Kakao Friends Hongdae Flagship Store (카카오프렌즈 홍대 플래그십 스토어)

Kakao Friends Hongdae Flagship Store (카카오프렌즈 홍대 플래그십 스토어)

1182     2019-12-12

162, Yanghwa-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
+82-1577-6263

Kakao Friends Hongdae Flagship Store features a wide variety of products related Kakao Friends, popular messenger emojis. Meet Ryan, Muji, Apeach, Frodo, Neo, Tube, Jay-G, Con, and other characters from Kakao through creative home and office supplies, jewelries, stationeries, kitchenware, toys, and much more. All products are designed with adorable characters that are ensured to brighten your day.

Artshop Imagine Nami (이매진나미)

Artshop Imagine Nami (이매진나미)

1482     2019-12-04

1, Namiseom-gil, Namsan-myeon, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do
+82-31-580-8012

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.

Gangjin Tamjin Celadon (강진탐진청자)

Gangjin Tamjin Celadon (강진탐진청자)

457     2019-12-04

20-16, Cheongjachon-gil, Gangjin-gun, Jeollanam-do
+82-61-433-7582 / +82-10-3637-7583

Gangjin Tamjin Celadon is the gallery of Mr. Kim Gyeong Jin, Gangjin Celadon Master No. 1, and Jeollanam-do Master Craft Artisan No. 3, also serving as a celadon retail shop. Master Kim Gyeong Jin had been taught by Master Jo Gi Jeong, Intangible Cultural Heritage No. 5 with celadon skill. Tamjin is a former name of Gangjin, home to Gorye Celadon. Cheongjachon, Daegumyeon where the retail shop is located, is also the venue of Gangjin Celadon Festival every year. Gangjin Tamjin Celadon is an eco-friendly pottery emitting far infrared ray and anion, and has been selected as an excellent craft product by the Ministry of Physical Culture and Sports. The retail shop is filled with celadons in jade color. Celadon with different patterns such as celadon tableware, teaware in lotus leaf shape, celadon coffee grinder, and dripper, coffee cup, etc. are on sale. At the back of the shop is a traditional kiln still heating porcelain. There is also a site for up to 70 people to experience celadon making activity including pattern carving and wheel shaping. Goryeo Celadon Museum, located just opposite the shop, displays the 500-year history of the celadon; Korean Minhwa Museum, on the other hand, is another spot worth visiting.

Jeo Jip (Chopsticks House / 저집)

Jeo Jip (Chopsticks House / 저집)

2211     2019-12-04

142-1, Changuimun-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
+82-2-3417-0119, +82-10-9346-8953

Located in Buam-dong in Jongno-gu, Seoul, Jeo Jip is a store specializing in chopsticks, a dining utensil commonly used not only in Korea, China, and Japan but also all over Asia and has long been made from hard materials such as metal, horn, and wood. Culturally, the shape and material of chopsticks are also known to vary depending on the status of the user, and more various materials were added to make interesting chopsticks in the modern times. Chopsticks are often used together with spoons. Chopstick specialty store Jeojip makes and sells chopsticks and spoons made of Korean traditional materials, patterns, and colors. Located atop the Buam-dong hill, the white-walled store displays neat arrays of chopsticks and spoons. Jeojip chopsticks are basically Korean lacquered types, but the designs, materials, lengths, and colors vary. Displayed on the right side of the store entrance is a gorgeous Korean traditional table set with chopsticks and spoons. Chopsticks are sold individually, but sets are more in demand. The store additionally sells spoon rests, cups, and plates, and gift wrapping is available.

Art Korea Inc.(아트코리아)

Art Korea Inc.(아트코리아)

5726     2019-12-04

231, Jahamun-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
+82-2-394-5551~2

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.

Avenuel World Tower Branch, Lotte Shopping Inc. (롯데쇼핑 에비뉴엘 월드타워점)

Avenuel World Tower Branch, Lotte Shopping Inc. (롯데쇼핑 에비뉴엘 월드타워점)

3204     2019-12-04

300, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul
+82-2-411-5651

"Located inside Lotte World Tower in Songpa-gu, Seoul, Avenuel World Tower Branch of Lotte Department Store is South Korea’s largest luxury shopping complex. Covering a space of over 29,800㎡ dedicated to shopping, the shopping center houses a total of 225 stores including over 90 world-renowned luxury brand stores. Of the 11 floors of Lotte World Tower, 6 floors, from the ground to the sixth, are reserved for the Word Tower Branch of the Avenuel department store: the first floor sells cosmetic products and fashion sundries; the second floor, watches and accessories; the third floor, luxury fashion; the fourth floor, men’s wear; the fifth floor, contemporary fashion, and; the sixth floor, premium food and living products. The spectacular circular stairs connecting the basement and all six floors is operated as Charlotte Photo Zone. Each floor is decorated with various installation works, providing visitors with things to see as they rest on chairs and couches. Convenience facilities include breastfeeding room and family lounge. The sixth floor comes with a space dedicated to culture and arts, such as Star Avenue where visitors can meet hallyu stars via virtual reality, and the Avenuel Art Hall featuring special exhibitions. "

Bridge Optical (브릿지안경)

Bridge Optical (브릿지안경)

858     2019-12-04

1st Floor, Yongjin Bldg., 132, Apgujeong-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
+82-2-543-6846

Located in Apgujeong-ro, Gangnam-gu in Seoul, Bridge Optical is a specialty eyewear store dealing with leading designer brands and products from Korea and abroad. Bridge Optical first opened in 2005 with the Sinsa Branch but expanded and moved to its current location in 2015 under the new name Bridge. There are three branches today: Sinsa Branch, Sinnonhyeon Branch, and Guro Branch in Seoul. Styled with a youthful, café-like interior mood, the store offers an open atmosphere where customers can freely try on all products displayed in the store. All products – eyeglasses and sunglasses of various designs and selections – come with price tags, inclusive of prices for the frame and 1.60 high refractive lens. The store also sells spectacle cases and other eyewear-related items. Bridge Optical operates a Korean blog through which customers can find out about products and events as well as get news and information before visiting the store.

Lotte Department Store - Jamsil Branch (롯데백화점(잠실점))

Lotte Department Store - Jamsil Branch (롯데백화점(잠실점))

213776     2019-12-04

240 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul-si (Line 2 Jamsil Station)
+82-2-411-5651

Lotte Department Store Jamsil Branch opened the same year that the 1988 Seoul Olympics were held. It has transformed itself into a center of lifestyle, shopping, and leisure in this previously quiet suburban area of Seoul. It has now become a hub of tourism and shopping that can satisfy the various needs of all customers! Lotte Department Store is working in conjunction with Lotte Hotel and Lotte World, the shopping mall, a wedding hall, and Lotte Mart in order to prepare for a new era of luxurious lifestyles.