The characters of Korean messenger apps are popular among both Koreans and international users. Their fandom has allowed them to expand from simple emoticons to dolls, household goods, and office supplies. You can easily find all these products and more at character shops, complete with photo zones and even cafés.
Loungewear These days, comfy loungewear is more important than ever! Character shops have got you covered, from pajama sets to slippers, and even eye masks for when you want a bit more shuteye. Not only will these items make your time at home more comfortable, the cute characters will bring a smile to your face, even on the darkest of days.
Office supplies We spend a lot of time at desks, be it the office, a classroom, or at home. Make your space colorful with character designed pencil cases, cups with figures on top, and notebooks made interesting with character drawings. Studying and work might be boring, but you’ll feel energized and focused when you have all these characters cheering you on!
Personal hygiene products Scrub-a-dub-dub, staying clean is super important! To help you maintain a healthy lifestyle, character shops have released a new line of cleanliness products, including hand wash, hand sanitizer, and face masks. Now, staying clean will also be fun!
- Character shops
- Kakao Friends website
store.kakaofriends.com (Korean, English)
- Kakao Friends Flagship Store- Gangnam Branch
Address: 429, Gangnam-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 서초구 강남대로 429) / 5-min walk from Gangnam Station (Seoul Subway Line 2, Shinbundang), Exit 10 Operating hours: 10:30-22:00
- Kakao Friends Flagship Store – Hongdae Branch
Address: 162, Yanghwa-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 마포구 양화로 162) / 1-min walk from Hongik Univ. Station (Seoul Subway Line 2, Gyeongui-Jungang, AREX), Exit 8 Operating hours: 10:30-22:00
- Line Friends website
www.linefriends.com (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
- Line Friends Flagship Store – Gangnam Branch
Address: 437-1, Gangnam-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 서초구 강남대로 437-1) / 5-min walk from Sinnonhyeon Station (Seoul Subway Line 9), Exit 6 Operating hours: 10:30-22:30
- Line Friends Flagship Store – Hongdae Branch
Address: 141, Yanghwa-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 마포구 양화로 141) / 5-min walk from Hongik Univ. Station (Seoul Subway Line 2, Gyeongui-Jungang, AREX), Exit 1 Operating hours: 11:00-22:00