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.
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.
513, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Starfield COEX Mall reopened on November 27, 2014 after the completion of a large-scale renovation. World-renowned architectural firm Gensler worked to create a vision for change largely centered around a concept called "The Unfolding Sky." With five uniquely themed squares, the new Starfield COEX Mall was designed to receive optimal amounts of natural light and enhance the flow of foot traffic. Starfield COEX Mall is a shopping mecca for global brands in fashion, accessories, beauty, lifestyle, and more. It also has a large movie theater complex and a wide variety of fine dining establishments.
35, Ehwa-yeodae 7-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul
Heynature is a cosmetics brand that researches, develops, and produces organic cosmetic products using raw and all-natural ingredients that help return vitality and youth to your skin. No artificial scents or color are added, and all ingredients go through rigorous trials and research development before being produced, so you can use it on your skin with peace of mind.
114, Chungcheong-daero, Cheongwon-gu, Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do
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.
13-1, Jukdosijang 13-gil, Buk-gu, Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Pohang Jukdo Market first started as a small gathering of local vendors who sold their wares at the large fields of reeds in Pohang Inner Harbor. Now, over five decades later, the market has become one of the largest traditional markets in the Gyeongsangbuk-do area.
Along with the Pohang Jukdo Market, visitors will also find the Jukdo Fish Market, only 500m away from Ogeori (the heart of Pohang). The largest open-run market in the east, the seafood wholesale market is made up of 200 raw fish stores, offering the area’s best catches. Nearby restaurants sell quality hoe (sliced raw fish) dishes at incredibly low prices. The market is famous nationwide for mulhoe (raw fish in cold broth), served with seasonal catches, and jeonbok juk (abalone rice porridge). In the wintertime visitors can get a taste of gwamegi, a local specialty of the Pohang area.
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 620m. The interior of the market is designed in such a way that visitors can easily navigate shops and vendors. For customers' ease, the market offers free delivery service as well as cultulral experience at outdoor stage installed in the venue.
88, Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Gwangjang Market was the first permanent market in Korea and continues to thrive as a popular tourist destination today. The second floor of the market is filled with silk, satin, and linen bed-sheet stores, which are the largest and most famous in Seoul.
Many of the stores in the area even have their own factories supplying fabrics to the Namdaemun Market, Pyoung Hwa Market, and even to some department stores. Even though the goods are not brand-name products, the wide selection of high quality goods at inexpensive prices makes it an enjoyable shopping experience.
521, Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Parnas Mall is the first premium casual shopping mall opened by a hotel chain. Grand Intercontinental Seoul's Parnas Mall is located on the first underground level and features shopping, food, beverages, and cultural activities all in one place.
15, Toyosijang 3-gil, Jangheung-gun, Jeollanam-do
Jeongnamjin Jangheung Saturday Market is the nation's first weekend market, selling produce, locally grown beef, and other specialty products. A permanent stage within the market also provides a venue for dynamic performances and concerts, making a trip to this marketplace exciting.
48, Bupyeong 1-gil, Jung-gu, Busan
Busan's Bupyeong Market is also known as Kkangtong (tin can) Market. It earned that funny name when it had a variety of imported
canned goods from the United States for the US forces stationed in Korea during
the Korean War. It was also known as "Dottegi (bustling plea) Market." All foreign products found in the country at that time were supplied from this market. Due to its vast property and many rare goods that were hard to find anywhere else during the time, it was also referred as "Gukje (International) Market." Nowadays, the market has
reduced in size as many foreign products are freely imported, but the reputation and potential still remain. Some imported goods including liquor, clothes, ornaments, accessories, fashion items and electronic goods are still sold here.
A night market opens from 19:30-24:00 at the public parking lot and at Arcade 2 of the market . Along the 110m-long street market are 11 kiosks selling Korean food, 6 kiosks selling international food such as Japanese and Filipino foods, and 13 vendors selling clothes and accessories. The entrance of the market greets visitors with bright LED lights and fun performances. A magic show and a guitar performance take place twice a day by the entrance of the market and the at the four-way intersection inside the market.
17-1, Myeongdong 4-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
The unique cosmetic brand TooCoolforSchool was introduced in 2009 and is a division of TODACOSA, the first chain cosmetic store in Korea. The name TooCoolforSchool reflects originality, experimentation, artistic sensibilities and the fresh, rebellious sprit of those in their teens, twenties, and thirties. The 3-story building in Myeongdong offers a cozy place for a little rest, entertainment and shopping spree for the fashion-minded cosmeholics.