Seoul is a shopping paradise for all kinds of things e. So many things to buy and so many places to see in Seoul but where exactly to find them all — I will share with you top 4 shopping areas in Seoul in this blog post. If you need help planning your Seoul itinerary, you can download our Seoul 5D4N itinerary and 4D3N Jeju self-drive itinerary for reference. The number one thing that my friends ask me to buy when I told them I am going to Seoul for holiday is Skinfood, Missha, Nature Republic etc. It is impossible to miss out any of these skincare product shops in Myeongdong because there are just so many of them — not just in terms of variety some of them sound very similar e. Because you get free samples when you buy at any of the Tony Moly, Missha, The Face Shop here in Myeongdong and they are very generous with them — in fact for some shops, you get a free facial mask from the point you enter the door!
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Why is Hongdae so popular? Where do men and women buy clothes in Korea? What kind of beauty shops are in Hongdae? When tourists visit they often get lost here so today I prepared maps of Hongdae that you can look at when traveling to Korea. The majority of people might think that the Hongdae district of Seoul is just for buying clothes and eating good food but this is not entirely true.
In fact, you will also be able to find a lot of beauty shops in Hongdae as shown in the map above. Make sure to download this map as it will prove to be very useful. One of the most famous beauty shops in the Hongdae area would have to be Etude House. It is located right next to the Hongdae subway station as well as deep inside the shopping district.
Etude House was already famous but their collaboration with Winnie the Pooh in made them even more famous. Don't miss it when you come shopping to Hongdae!
MISSHA is a popular brand with products ranging from low to high prices and is hard to miss in the Hongdae district with their two branches. You should be able to find a product here that will be a great fit for you. You will definitely be able to find one of their branches walking in Hongdae. When coming to Hongdae you will see a ton of contact lenses shops but OLENS is one of the most popular shops and is used by a lot of women in Korea.
Come here and buy contact lenses! Holika Holika is recently gaining more popularity in Hongdae but I didn't know the reason why but it is due to good reviews recently leading to a rise in its popularity. With 6 branches it is everywhere in Hongdae and big making it very easy to spot as you walk around Hongdae.
People touring Hongdae will most definitely enter Olive Young to buy some items. Other beauty stores are basically on the same road as the ones mentioned so make sure to look at the map above and find the store you want to go buy products from. As you can see in the map above, there is practically everything at Hongdae. Due to the majority of people here being young, the majority of the places here sell good looking clothes at a cheap price.
Check out the various shops in Hongdae. There is a benefit of shopping here as a tax refund is possible. If you are not happy with the general stores in the Hongdae street, I recommend you come here to buy cheap clothes and also receive a tax refund on them. Located on the main street of the Hongdae shopping district, this is a very big men's clothing store. There are also branches in Sinchon and Konkuk University. If you don't know where to buy men's clothes in Korea, come here and purchase clothing at a cheap price.
There are also various discounts depending on the season so check them out. This store does not have any photos for this blog post but is located near the two men's clothing stores I just introduced.
It is a clothing store in the basement and also has a lot of good looking clothes to buy from at a cheap price. The left side is men's and the right side understar is for women.
The clothes are all beautiful but it is quite expensive. If you don't have time to look around for better clothes at a cheaper price you can come here and buy clothing that you will not regret later on. As for Hongdae, also make sure to come check out market a. Although the original price may be slightly expensive they have a lot of discounts going on and have clothing for both men and women.
There are two branches of SiGongGan a jewelry store selling a variety of jewelry. The store near the entrance of Hongik University is relatively small so I recommend you go to the store near the Hongdae Shopping District as it is much bigger.
When going inside this store, there are walls filled to the top with various accessories and even if you are not a female, just entering the shop will make you interested and want to take a walk around the store. Take a look at them in the post above. Recommended Shoe Brands Click.
Don't be frustrated when you can't find the shoe you want in Hongdae as the three branches of ABC Mart have a high chance of having them. Fila New Products. The above was a summary of the beauty and shopping maps of Hongdae. The two maps are shown below. I hope these maps help everyone when they travel to Korea. Hongdae Shopping Guide. Fila New Products The above was a summary of the beauty and shopping maps of Hongdae. More To Read.
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It is known for its urban arts and indie music culture, local shops, clubs and entertainment. The area is located in Mapo-gu in the western end of Seoul, stretching from Seogyo-dong to Hapjeong-dong. The term 'hongdae' is usually used in regards to Hongik University which has one of the nation's top fine arts colleges in South Korea. Under the influence of Hongik University Hongdae which is well known for its prestigious art college, the neighborhood was built on a foundation of artistic souls since the s.
Hongdae shopping map
Why is Hongdae so popular? Where do men and women buy clothes in Korea? What kind of beauty shops are in Hongdae? When tourists visit they often get lost here so today I prepared maps of Hongdae that you can look at when traveling to Korea. The majority of people might think that the Hongdae district of Seoul is just for buying clothes and eating good food but this is not entirely true. In fact, you will also be able to find a lot of beauty shops in Hongdae as shown in the map above.
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