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.
244, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Located in Itaewon Street, Yongsan, Seoul, SERIES CORNER is the flagship store of men’s fashion brand SERIES. The store opened in summer of 2014 for the cooperative operation of various kinds of brands in the shop working at separate corners. The re-code of the clothing shop is done based on the SERIES brand products, and various brands are introduced by pop-up style. In addition, Aesop, a naturalism cosmetics brand, and Mug for wide terrace café Rabbit moved into the store. Various teas, beverages, and desserts including carrot cake are available. The place is good for spending time eating simple food and beverage after shopping.
The staff has basic knowledge of foreign languages. A parking lot is also available. It takes about five minutes on foot from Exit #1 of Hangangjin Station and Exit #3 of Itaewon Station of Seoul Subway Line No. 6. The operating hours are from 11 AM to 9 PM all year round. The café is open until 11 PM on weekdays and until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.
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.
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.
33, Myeongdong 8ga-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
Gana Glasses is a popular shop among Japanese tourists and is known for having high-quality eyeglasses at reasonable prices. Precision of products and swift delivery to customers are high priorities. The shop boasts a wide variety of products: imported luxury brands, Korean products, and colorful accessories.
21, Geumseong-ro, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
Gangwon-do’s representative traditional market, Jungang Market opened in 1980 as a permanent market. The market is divided into two main parts; one is a traditional market and the other is an underground fishery market. The second floor has a restaurant and coffee shops. Vendors display their products along the street, providing a typical scene of a traditional market and an opportunity to learn about the life of people in Gangneung.
268, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
"Platform Place Hannam Branch opened in June 2014 near the main street of Itaewon in Yongsan-gu, Seoul as a specialty store selling living goods. Platform Place is a fashion select shop selling imported brands that are not officially distributed in Korea, among other brands, but each branch is individually designed to fit the regional characteristics and customers. Hannam Branch in particular carries living and daily goods, stationery, kitchenware, and various design products. Decorated with natural wood, the store creates a pleasant mood for shopping. Platform Place offers a wide range of products and designs. Many items, especially stationery like notebooks and ballpoint pens, and practical scissors and nail clippers have unusual, unique designs. The store also carries over 50 rare brands: Saint James, Neul, Norse Projects, Blue de Paname, Homecore, Rocky Mountain Featherbed, Club Petanque, Nanamika, Ordinary Fits, Cuisse de Grenouill, Veja, Bronte, etc. The select shop is easily accessible by public transportation due to its proximity to Hanganjin Station on Seoul Subway Line No. 6. Shoppers with cars can use paid public parking near the subway station."
3, Majang-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
Maxtyle is an exclusive fashion mall and multi-purpose cultural space located in the area of Dongdaemun Fashion District. The name, “Maxtyle,” is a shortened form of the phrase “maximum style.” The mall is comprised of seven underground and eight aboveground levels. The mall was made from a renovation of the old Heungin and Deokun markets and has become a leader in both fashion and culture, providing customers with high-quality merchandise at great prices.
59, Centum nam-daero, Haeundae-gu, Busan
TIME was launched in February 1993 and was introduced in the Lotte Department Store in April 1993. It focuses on sophisticated women's suits using luxurious fabrics. TIME fashion boasts styles that naturally accentuate a woman's curves.
72, Yulgok-ro 3-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Eunnamu specializes in accessories, focusing on the beauty of simple nature and natural lines. It applies traditional Korean patterns to its accessories. The main materials used are sterling silver and quality gemstones. Because every product goes through the delicate hands of artists, it boasts unique designs and touches not easily seen in other products.
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.
235, Moraenae-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul
CHEONGUN S.P is a store specializing in red ginsent, located in Namgajwa-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul. Red ginseng is made by steaming unpeeled fresh ginseng, which enriches its saponin content and its immune-boosting, diabetes-preventing benefits. Red ginseng is a popular souvenir from Korea. CHEONGUN S.P uses its propriety technology to produce top-quality red ginseng. It is recognized with MFDS and GMP certifications.
The store offers products such as red ginseng and Taegeuksam, made by drying blanched fresh ginseng, all elegantly packaged for gifts. The store also offers a host of processed ginseng products, like red ginseng capsules, powdered red ginseng, ginseng extract, and candied ginseng.
The store’s floor area amounts to 413㎡, and is capable of hosting up to 400 guests at a time. It is open throughout the year, with staff members proficient in languages like Mandarin, English, Malay, and Cantonese. The store is closest to the Gajwa Station of Gyeongui–Jungang Line. Hongik Univ. Station, Sinchon, and Digital Media City, the filming site of the film