524, Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Haneol Craft is the only store in the COEX Mall specializing in traditional Korean handmade crafts. It sells and exhibits colorful Hahoe masks (traditional Korean masks) and traditional Korean crafts, attracting many visitors.
6, Insadong 7-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Hanji Chueok (Recollections) is one of the better-known craft shops in Insa-dong and has even been featured by a number of international magazines. Prepared using traditional Korean processing methods, hanji is a type of beautiful, high-quality paper. Hanji Chueok is a great place to experience the tradition of hanji crafts; accessories, photo frames, and interior design items line the store shelves. Visitors can not only purchase extremely well-crafted items, but can also participate in seminars taught by professional artists to learn how to make their own hanji items. Visitors can take home their hanji creations as a lovely souvenir at the conclusion of the seminar.
15, Yeongjung-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
ARTBOX offers a wide variety of character products, stationery, and office materials. Its spacious store also provides character products related to Korean entertainment stars. Superb designs are the trademark of ARTBOX.
4-1, Yongmi-gil 8beon-gil, Jung-gu, Busan
Located right next to the sea, Nampo-dong Dried Seafood Market is a tradtional Korean market. Customers who want to experience a traditional seafood market in Busan are strongly encouraged to visit. Fresh seafood is offered at inexpensive prices. It houses Suhyup Seafood Joint Market as well.
35, Eulji-ro 36-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
At Jungbu Market, a wide assortment of dried food such as laver, seaweed, anchovies, yellow corbinas, squid, pollack, and dried filefish fillets are available at low prices. Known for both wholesale and retail sales, Jungbu Market offers goods at prices 20-30% lower than those found at other markets.
Each store only sells one or two types of seafood products, allowing for easy price comparison and top quality goods. Popular products include dried filefish fillets, laver, and Pollack. As of late, processed food has also started to make its way into the market.
jiha 44, Gudeok-ro, Jung-gu, Busan
Nampo-dong Underground Shopping Center has become one of Busan's most bustling commercial centers due to it's convenient location between Busan Jagalchi subway station and Nampo-dong subway station. The large indoor shopping space (length 517 m, x_width 25-34 m) also provides a much-adored resting spot for the locals, equipped with the latest central heating and air conditioning systems and equipment. As the gateway of the 21st century’s top tourist city, this shopping center sits between Busan Jagalchi Market and Busan Gukge Market. Busan International Film Festival is also held nearby, attracting quite a few foreign tourists. A variety of items are available, including ladies apparel, mens apparel, casual clothing, brands, designer clothes, handicrafts and accessories.
63, Sogong-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
Shinsegae Department Store opened its doors as the first modern department store in the country in 1960. It stands where Korea's first department store, the Japanese Misreukkosi Department Store, used to be in the 1930s. After undergoing remodeling in 2007, it reopened as a luxury hall, featuring diverse brands ranging from the top three international luxury brands to new designer brands. In addition, the Trinity Gardens and art halls in the department store serve as a cultural space for a shopping experience that combines art and shopping.
1~4-ga, Sinchang-dong , Jung-gu, Busan
Located alongside Manmul Street, Gwangbok-ro Arirang Street in Gukje Market boasts many shops tailored to international visitors. Main items sold here include kimchi, traditional crafts, and local produce. Visitors can also find character items associated with Korean celebrities in Arirang Street. Shops in Arirang Street employ professional shop assistants capable of speaking foreign languages, making it easier for international tourists to shop around.
3-2, Namdaemunsijang 2-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
Namdaemun Market Bondong Clothing Shopping Center maintains the traditional market atmosphere unique in Korea. It is home to a slew of restaurants, butcher's shops, and shops selling food items. Jungang-ro, in particular, houses many shops specializing in local Korean food products, attracting international tourists. The western side of Bondong Clothing Center is populated by shops selling stationery, art materials, and small electronics.
138, Seonyu-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
The Yangpyeong branch is located in Yangpyeong-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu and it has a total of 4 floors with two underground and two above. It is the first and only Lotte Mart with an urban forest theme on the first floor, which provides an atmosphere of nature in the city. The first floor also has restaurants and a resting area while the second floor has Toys”R”Us and Hi-Mart.
159, Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Sewoon Plaza, also known as Sewoon Electronics Plaza, was famous for electronic goods as the sole electronics 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 buildings along Cheonggyecheon-ro. Most of the electornics are available on the first building. 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. The price range here is relatively cheaper than the regular consumer price.
390, Hoedong-gil, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do
Lotte Paju Premium Outlet is Korea’s largest premium outlet, offering more than 250 international and Korean luxury brands at affordable prices. The outlet aims to be a family-friendly location, with amenities including Lotte Cinema, a merry-go-round, an electric train, premium train, and many kids' facilities. The neighboring Simhaksan Mountain creates a natural environment for a relaxing time. The outlet is also conveniently located in the vicinity of Paju Book City.