When it first opened, Boon was a small shop. Today it is four-story structure. It is very well-stocked with a wide range of designer items. The place is especially frequented by shoppers looking for the latest from Burberry, Prorsum or Commes des Garçons.
Head to Elbon The Style to shop for your designer accessories. With its head office located at Shinsa, Elbon has many stores situated in the malls and departmental stores of Seoul. You can choose from an array of Italian brands like Prada, Gucci, Givenchy, etc. Also there are many other high end designer goods from Japan, Spain, France, etc. All your exclusive needs of bags, footwear will be fulfilled here.
Rare Market is not for those who like cute fashion. Opened in 2014 by Jessica Jung and Dami Kwon, it is one of the top spots for fashionistas who love something different yet is chic. Set in a standalone structure, this swanky boutique is spread across three floors and also hosts the distinction for being one of the first places to have a water bar. This concept boutique where fashion is all about design and aesthetics, you will find designers that are hard to find elsewhere in the country. Some of these include the likes of Alexander Wang, We11 Done, Vita Kin and Jacquemus. Unique pieces that are standouts are the reason for this place's popularity.
Gucci is a world renowned name in the fashion industry and needs no introduction. This Italian clothing brand has its outlet all over the world, one being situated in the upscale district of Chungdam dong of Seoul. With a renovation done in 2012, the multistory flagship store Gucci houses collections of the latest trends. With its new contemporary interior designs, this store defines luxury. Elites and many Korean actors and actresses are spotted here!
The main building is set in the former Misreukkosi Department Store, the country's flagship department store when opened in 1930, while the new building has a more urban appeal to it. Shinsegae Department Store - Main Branch is among the top luxury shopping destinations in the city and rightly so. Though the new building does have its luxury tag, it has five floors of duty free shopping zones that will surely tempt you to shop for more. Check out prestigious brands such as Tiffany & Co, Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Hermes as well as specialty stores in this famous department store.
One of five stores in the world, 10 Corso Como Seoul is one of the top luxury boutiques in the country. The brainchild of designer Carla Sozzini, the store's unique concept revolves the intriguing world of fashion and culture. Featuring some of the most recognized luxury brands, this store has become synonymous with the latest fashion trends. Boasting a fine collection of formal and casual attire for men and women, along with a collection of accessories, this truly a one-stop-shop for a complete wardrobe makeover.
Silla Duty Free is a chain of shopping centers in South Korea which aim to bring you international luxury brands at no extra duty. Famous brands like Louis Viton, Jimmy Choo, Chanel, Gucci, Hermes and Mulberry can be found inside this single complex at the minimal price which needs to be payed for these products.
Royal Antique Furniture Co. is the oldest of the stores selling factory-made furniture in Itaewon, a fact that the owner is very proud of. It has been in business for more than 30 years now, and since most of the customers who shop here are foreigners, you will not have any problem with the language. All the furniture is designed and made at the shop's own factory. Especially popular are handcrafted chests of drawers, as well as low tables used in traditional Korean dining rooms.
This underground shopping center is conveniently located close to deluxe hotels, such as the Westin Chosun Hotel, the Plaza Hotel and the President Hotel, making it easily accessible to tourists staying at these locations. There is a large selection of items on sale, including ginseng, cameras, shoes, clothing, ceramics, accessories, and folk crafts. Many of the employees speak English and Japanese so you are sure to get assistance on anything you need.
Opened in 1924, Tong-in has a long established history in this traditional, artistic part of town, Insadong. There are six floors of displays. In the basement are metal industrial art objects, chinaware and porcelain. On the first and second floors there are more commercial works of art, while on the third floor, old furniture is on display. Historical works of art are displayed on the fourth and fifth floors. Various events are held every weekend throughout the year.
If you are leaving Korea, you will want to visit this duty free shop. In order to make purchases here, you must have a valid passport and evidence that you will be leaving the country soon. Renowned brand names of perfumes, cosmetics, watches, accessories, leather goods, exclusive designs from the world's top designers and the latest fashions are available at excellent prices. For tourists, souvenirs are also on sale. Regular discounts, monthly special sales and big events are held here, too.