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Vintage items

  • Date11/25/2020
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Vintage items
Vintage items
Newtro culture has taken Korea by storm. The culture of newtro involves the revival of trends from the past with new concepts and twists. Many young newtro fans spend time at traditional markets, searching for the perfect vintage clothing and items. There are plenty of YouTube videos and clips from Korean variety programs of people shopping for vintage items, popular among even international tourists. You’ll soon find yourself lost in the charms of the past!
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Dongmyo Flea Market Clothes, books, electronics, toys and more used goods are heaped along the streets of Dongmyo Flea Market. The hustle and bustle of the market is not for the faint of heart. Nearly 600 small vendors sell their wares here, and the market has appeared in many TV programs. At Dongmyo Flea Market, they have everything, so you’re sure to find what you’re looking for, and maybe even something you aren’t, if you just keep looking!
Helpful tips
Dongmyo Flea Market
Address
Sungin-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 종로구 숭인동) / 1-min walk from Dongmyo Station (Seoul Subway Line 1, 6), Exit 3
Operating hours
10:00 ~ sunset (Varies by shop)
Shopping tips
1) If you aren’t comfortable haggling on the street, visit a shop in the alleys. They have a lot of vintage goods. 
2) Many places do not accept cards, so preparing cash in advance is advised.  
3) You’ll find the best deals right before closing time!
Seoul Folk Flea Market Seoul Folk Flea Market is the place to go if you are interested in antiques more than just vintage items. This market is the perfect place to find rare and uncommon gifts. It’s a favorite shopping location for antique collectors of all types of goods, from typewriters and dial telephones to old postage stamps. If you really want to feel you’ve traveled back in time, head to the second floor, where the shops are designed to look just like stores in downtown Seoul from the ‘60s and ‘70s.
Helpful tips
Seoul Folk Flea Market
Address
21, Cheonho-daero 4-gil, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 동대문구 천호대로 4길 21) / 5-min walk from Sinseol-dong Station (Seoul Subway Line 1, 2, Ui LRT), Exit 9
Operating hours
10:00-19:00 (Closed Tuesdays)
Website
pungmul.or.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Market divisions
Restaurants (red zone), clothing (orange & blue zones), household goods (yellow & navy zone), craft & antiques (green zone), hobbies & lifestyle (purple zone)
Vintage Alley of Gukje Market Gukje Market in Busan started after the Korean War when many refugees settled in the area and sold smuggled goods and imported goods for a living. The market has expanded over the years into a collection of alleys with unique themes. The vintage alley is filled with imported luxury goods and clothing from the past! All you have to do is settle on a shop that matches your style!
Helpful tips
Check before purchasing!
1) Most vintage items are used but that doesn’t mean you should buy poor quality! Check for rips, missing buttons, broken zippers, stains, etc.
2) Consider the additional cost that will go into the item if you have to have to take it to the dry cleaners or a tailor.
3) When possible, try on the item first! Manufactured clothing sizes have changed over the years.
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