Myung-dong street is one of the most exclusive streets in Seoul. It has quite a lot of nicknames, of which 'Mecca of Fashion', 'Young People's Street,' and 'Golden Place' are the most familiar. More than two million people pass by the expensive boutique shops here every day. Some of the best fashion designers have their outlets here, such as Prada, Mook and Ssamzie. Each spring and autumn, festivals, fashion shows, concerts, and many other various events are held at the street.
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.
Tucked away in a basement, Manhattan's is one of the best places to shop for vintage American designer wear. Their inventory has a rotating list of leading brands that are curated. These include the likes of Ebbets Field, Baldwin, Aurora Shoe Co, Creep, Universal Works and Danton. Choices are galore for men and women. Browse through their racks of clothing, accessories and footwear. You will know why they are among the top of their game.
Opened in 2008, MSK Shop moved from its Nonhyeon-ro 161-gil location in 2016 to its current one. Keeping up with its hard to locate tradition, the present shop is tucked away in an alley. But if you are someone who likes to dress natty and keep up with the latest trends, then finding this gem of a shop is worth it. Showcasing some of the top Korean brands as well as upcoming labels for men, you will be impressed by their collection of clothing, accessories and footwear. Some of the designers in their inventory are withMNW, Text Silence, Document and Blankof. You can call on their Voip number - +82 70 8233 3107 if you need directions to reach the store.
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!
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.
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.
A swanky, highly sought after fashion mall which attracts the attention of thousands of visitors every day. This shopping destination houses 540 stores. The highlight of Doota is the high quality designer clothing sold at affordable rates. They also have special assistance facilities for visitors. Eat and drink at one of the cafes and restaurants in the premises after a tiring day of shopping.
Isae's trend-setting collection has been turning heads on runways across the globe. The exquisite line of clothing is made from natural fibers and chemical-free fabric. The monochromatic hues are courtesy dyeing agents and traditional pigmentation techniques. Each piece is simple and wearable, layering and earthy tones dominate the selection. The corner store is unpretentious and has a rustic charm, exemplifying its nature-inspired apparel.
Bottega Veneta is a prominent name in the world leather market. They design and produce Italian leather bags for women. With a flagship store located in Cheongdam-dong, it has many outlets in the malls and departmental stores in South Korea. Hyundai Main Department Store also houses an outlet located on the second floor of the building. You can shop from their varieties of leather bags and ready-to-wear clothing line.