20, Dongho-ro 37-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
Bangsan Market is a wholesale market with approximately 250 stores that sells packaging and promotional materials. The market was popular with patissiers in the past and is currently more famous for being a bakery street.
15, Centum 4-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan
Shinsegae Duty Free – Busan Branch offers a unique shopping ambience not like general duty free shops as it has a runway-concept of duty free shop.
9-10, Jebong-ro 184beon-gil, Dong-gu, Gwangju
Daein Market in Gwangju is a wonderful example of the changes traditional markets have gone through to remain relevant in the modern world. Originally the community center for all living needs, including produce and household goods, the market lost much interest in the mid-1990s with the influx of large marts. From that point on, many shops began to close down as there was no business.
However, the market saw a revival in 2008 during the Gwangju Biennale. Many of the available shop spaces were rented out to host small art exhibitions, creating a unique art market. Thanks to this effort, Daein Market was designated as a Cultural Attraction in 2013. The market continues to have a strong connection with the art that saved it, and the vendors and artists live and work together in harmony. The market also draws in a lot of interest from the community through their weekly night market, taking place every Saturday.
261, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Located in Hannam-dong, Seoul, the local flagship store of Japanese avant-garde brand Comme des Garçons is not simply a fashion brand outlet but rather a cultural complex introducing Comme des Garçons’s brand philosophy and values. Comme des Garçons, meaning “like a boy” in French, believes “women should be able to dress like a boy forever.” The flagship store introduces the total lifestyle of Comme des Garçons from fashion to perfume and art to food. The six-story building has a unique tunnel-like structure consisting of five fashion areas and over a dozen product lines on display. In addition to the store, art space “Gallery Six” and the French-inspired "Rose Bakery" keep visitors entertained.
29, Namdaemunsijang 6-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
Queen Plaza offers diverse items for people of varying ages from children to seniors. Consisting of many shops, it is particularly popular among families. On the third floor, designer clothing and accessories can be found.
89, Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Kumkang Shoes is Korea's leading fashion retailer specializing in formal, casual and athletic footwear, as well as trendy clothing and accessories. Located in central Seoul, Kumkang Jongno is easily accessible from major shopping areas such as Insa-dong and Dongdaemun Market. Moreover, this Kumkang branch has a tailor shop that provides tailoring and repair services.
100, Arayuk-ro 152beon-gil, Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do
Hyundai Premium Outlet in Gimpo was the first premium outlet opened by Hyundai Department Store. With over 230 premium brand stores and a close distance to Seoul, visitors can enjoy shopping conveniently.
13, Wonnohyeong-ro, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
The Korean Souvenir Department Store opened in 1973 making it the oldest souvenir store in Jeju.
60, Jungang-ro, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
Located in Jungangro of downtown Jeju, Jungang Underground Shopping Center is a modern underground shopping arcade that recently re-opened after a major renovation. Stretching over Jungangro, Seomunro and Dongmunro, the center has over 280 stores selling clothing, shoes, accessories, glasses, watches, jewelries, bags, hats, flowers, etc. There are also many amenities such as restaurants, fast food chains, as well as rest lounges scattered across the shopping center. It is the only underground shopping arcade in Jeju Island, and offers a pleasant shopping experience.
473, Yeonsam-ro, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
Jeju Local Produce Display and Sales Market is located on the first floor of Jeju Small & Medium Business Center to promote small local producers and market their items. It displays and sells more than 2,200 agricultural items, seafood, processed food, crafts, and cosmetic items from 138 local producers. These items are based upon ingredients and materials produced in Jeju. Through direct dealings with producers, the market offers quality items at inexpensive prices. Online purchase is also available through its website.
227, Gongwon-ro, Sebuk-gu, Cheonan-si, Chungcheongnam-do
The Galleria Department Store Cheonan Branch opened in December, 2010 and was designed by global architect Ben Van Berkel. The exterior of the building has 23,000 LED lights that make up a media facade and there are terrace areas throughout. The building became a landmark receiving international attention. There are around 400 shops ranging from luxury brands, general goods, to clothing brands, as well as, a large culture center, Arthall G, kids' gallery, bookstore, and high-end supermarket and restaurants.
30-3, Ongnyeobong-ro 27beon-gil, Ganggyeong-eup, Nonsan-si, Chungcheongnam-do
The Ganggyeong Traditional Salted Fish Market is one of the largest markets of its kind in Korea. There is a diverse range of salted fish available and can be bought relatively cheap. Ganggyeong salted fish uses a traditional method that can only be found here. It preserves the nutrients and has a savory taste making it a great natural seasoning for kimchi and other dishes. In Ganggyeong, the salted fish is fermented in a low temperature warehouse that maintains the temperature between 10 and 15℃. The fermentation process takes approximately three months.