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Outlet Malls: A Utopia for Shoppers

Wish you could buy the extravagant things on your wish list at more affordable prices? With a little luck and some know-how, you can worry less about your budget, and focus more on finding your items by your favorite brands, which will be at 30-70% off regular retail prices. Keep reading to find out where you can purchase trendy, luxurious items without emptying your wallet.

Premium Outlets

Yeoju Premium Outlets

Yeoju Premium Outlets was jointly developed by Simon Property Group (a U.S. company) and Shinsegae Chelsea. It was the first outlet in Korea, and offers products at 25 to 65% off retail prices all year round. Among the many brands housed in the mall, you're sure to recognize famous names such as Giorgio Armani, Bally, Burberry, Dior, DKNY, Fendi, Gucci, Marc Jacobs, and Max Mara, all of which carry a wide variety of items, including shoes, bags, accessories, childrens' wear, and household items.

Most products are from previous seasons, and popular items are only available in limited sizes, so it's best to go the outlet with no particular "must-purchase" item in mind.

At the outlet's website, visitors can print a voucher that can be exchanged at the outlet's information center for a sheet of coupons. The coupon sheet offers special sales promotions and additional discounts on clothes, beverages, meals, and more.

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  • Yeoju Premium Outlets
  • ☞Address: 360 Myeongpum-ro, Yeoju-si, Gyeonggi-do
  • ☞Hours: Sun-Fri 10:00-20:00 / Sat 10:00-21:00
  • ☞Inquiries: +82-1644-4001 (Korean)
  • ☞Directions: Take a bus bound for Yeoju (여주) from Seoul Express Bus Terminal → From Yeoju Terminal take bus 912 or 912-1 headed to the outlets.
  • ☞A tour bus also runs to and from the Intercontinental Hotel in Samseong-dong.
    *Availability: Saturdays (requires 15 or more passengers)
    *Advance booking via phone call is required.
    *Where to take the bus:
    -At the KAL Airport Bus Stop in front of InterContinental Grand Seoul Parnas front gate.(Departs at 11:00)
    -At the KAL Airport Bus Stop in front of InterContinental Seoul COEX front gate.(Departs at 11:05)
    -At the taxi stand in front of Sports Complex Station (Seoul Subway Line 8) exit 1.(Departs at 11:15)
    -At Lotte Mart in front of Jamsil Station (Seoul Subway Line 2) exit 4. (Departs at 11:20)
  • ☞Bus fare: 16,000 won (Adults)
  • ☞Reservation and Inquiries: Bus (두레관광) +82-1588-9722 (Korean, English)
  • ☞Website: (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
  • Online Coupon Site
  • ☞1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Paju Premium Outlets

Following the success of Yeoju Premium Outlets, Paju Premium Outlets opened on March 18, 2011, in Paju. Stores include Nike, Gap, Tommy Hilfiger, Bean Pole, Adidas, Coach, Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Max Mara, and more. The outlet offers 25 to 65% discounts year round on all of its 150 designer brands. The Adidas store is a real bargain, with clothes and shoes selling at 60-80% off regular retail prices. Giorgio Armani offers most items at discounts of 50% or more, and some Armani shirts are even available in the 20,000 won range.

In addition to fashion stores, Paju Premium Outlets also has 13 housewares brands, including Le Creuset and Tefal, and even a LEGO store. Like Yeoju Premium Outlets, visitors can print a voucher from the official website and exchange it for a coupon sheet.

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  • Paju Premium Outlets
  • ☞Address: 200 Pilseung-ro, Tanhyeon-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do
  • ☞Hours: Mon-Thur 10:00-20:00 / Fri-Sun, National holidays 10:00-21:00
  • ☞Directions: From Hapjeong Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit 2, take bus 200 or 2200 bound for the outlets.
  • ☞A tour bus also runs to and from Sadang Station
    *Availability: Saturday-Sunday, National holidays
    *Advance booking during weekdays is required.
    * Where to take the bus:
    - At Sadang Station (Seoul Subway Line 2, 4), Exit 11. (Departs at 11:00)
  • ☞Website: (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
  • ☞Reservation and Inquiries: Bus (두레관광) +82-1588-9722 (Korean, English)
  • ☞Website: (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
  • ☞Online Coupon Site
  • ☞1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Lotte Premium Outlets Paju

As the largest outlet mall in Korea, Lotte Premium Outlet Paju has international brands not available in other outlet stores in Korea, such as Paul Smith, Mulberry, TAG Heuer, and Kate Spade. There are also 320 other popular brands, including Beanpole, Polo, MCM, Nike, and Adidas.

There is also a multiplex cinema equipped with state-of-the-art digital audio systems, a Pororo kid's café for families with children, a park on the rooftop, and various restaurants. With nearby attractions such as the Unification Observatory, Heyri Art Village, and Paju English Village, visitors can get their fill of tourism after or before shopping.

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  • Lotte Premium Outlet - Paju Branch
  • ☞Address: 90 Hoedong-gil, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do
  • ☞Hours: 10:30-21:00 (Restaurants 11:00-21:00)
  • ☞Inquiries: +82-31-960-2500 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
  • ☞Directions: From Hapjeong Station (Seoul Subway Line 2) Exit 2, take bus #200 or 2200 bound for the outlets.
  • ☞Website: (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
  • ☞1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Hyundai Premium Outlet Gimpo

Photo credit: Hyundai Premium Outlet Gimpo

Located in the heart of Seoul, Hyundai Premium Outlet Gimpo is conveniently reachable by public transportation, located near the Gyeongin Ara Waterway & Gimpo International Terminal Station. Housing 54 different luxury brands, 239 premium fashion and culinary brands, as well as a children's park, the mall enables visitors to experience the latest trend of one-stop, multi-cultural shopping. Also having more space between the stores and hallways, there's no need to worry about trying to work your way through bustling crowds.

At the lobby floor, Burberry, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Ferragamo, Vivienne Westwood, and more high-end brands showcase their best items at reduced prices of up to 70% off. These offers are available for the previous season's products, therefore markdown rates may vary.

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  • Hyundai Premium Outlet Gimpo
  • ☞Address: 100 Arayuk-ro 152-beon-gil, Gochon-eup, Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do
  • ☞Hours: Mon-Thur 10:30-20:30 / Fri-Sun, National holidays 10:30-21:00 / Open all year round except Seollal and Chuseok (Restaurants 11:00-21:00)
  • ☞Directions: From Gaehwa Station (Seoul Subway Line 9) Exit 2, walk 26m (about 1 min) to reach Gaehwa Bus Transit Center. Take bus 16 and get off at Ara Waterway (아라뱃길) Gimpo International Terminal Station (11 stops, about 28 min). Lastly, walk 269m (about 4 min) to reach the shopping mall.
  • ☞Website: (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
  • ☞1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Mario Outlet

Photo credit: Mario Outlet

Encompassing 132,000 square meters of Seoul's Gasan-dong, Mario Outlet is Asia's largest urban hybrid outlet, which houses about 600 brands. It was established in July 2001 as a fashion outlet store situated in the heart of downtown Seoul. Over the years, it has expanded into Mario Outlet Town by opening a second store, Mario 2, in 2004, and yet another one, Mario 3, in September 2012. As the largest-scale outlet mall and having the most brands of any outlet mall in Asia, Mario Outlet offers a one-stop shopping experience as well as various cultural services. It features diverse shopping categories ranging from luxury brand items to clothes, accessories, cosmetics, furniture, and housewares, as well as premium restaurants, fast food restaurants, a kids' theme park, and more. By offering popular domestic products at discounts of up to 90% off, Mario Outlet has become known as a reasonable shopping space for modern consumers who value "smart shopping."

In addition to accepting cash payments in U.S. dollars and Japanese yen for shoppers from abroad, Mario Outlet conducts affiliate marketing with China UnionPay credit cards to make shopping more convenient for Chinese shoppers (the offer available until July 2015).

The outlet also provides tax refund services through which you can receive a refund on VAT (Value Added Tax) for purchases of over 30,000 won at Mario Outlet. Tax refund tickets are issued right at the customer service centers located in Mario 1's lobby and 8th floor, and on Mario 3's 11th floor. Further shopping conveniences offered by the outlet include shopping information services exclusively for international visitors. Pamphlets containing the outlet's shopping information are available in English, Chinese, and Japanese at Mario 3's 3rd floor information desk and throughout the mall.

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  • Mario Outlet
  • ☞Address: 23 Dijiteol-ro 9-gil, Geumcheon-gu, Seoul
  • ☞Hours: Mon-Thur 10:30-21:00 / Fri-Sun 10:30-21:30
  • ☞Directions: Gasan Digital Complex Station (Seoul Subway Line 1, 7) exit 4
  • ☞Website: (Korean, English, Chinese)
  • ☞1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Newcore Outlet

Newcore Outlet in Gangnam, Seoul, consists of two buildings divided into sections based on product type, such as women's wear, food, luxury brands, casual wear, men's wear, sportswear, children's wear, and housewares. If you're looking for luxury brands, go straight to the first floor of the new building to find products from Prada, Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry, Max Mara, and Giorgio Armani.

Sale items include off-season items and direct imports, and every month there is a special sale event on select brands. There's a large selection of children's clothes at the outlet (from swimwear to underwear), with most of the brands being local. As an extra tip, those looking for furniture, kitchenware, or household goods at affordable prices (or those just interested in interior design) should definitely check out The Modern House on the 4th floor of the main building.

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  • Newcore Outlet
  • ☞Address: 70-2 Jamwon-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul
  • ☞Hours: 10:30-22:00 (Closed on Seollal and Chuseok)
  • ☞Directions: From Banpo Station (Seoul Subway Line 7) Exit 4, walk for 5 minutes. Or, from Express Bus Terminal Station (Seoul Subway Line 3, 7, 9) Exit 8-2, walk for 8 minutes.
  • ☞1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Lotte Outlet - Seoul Station Branch

Photo credit: Lotte Outlet

Lotte Outlet - Seoul Station Branch opened on a lot spanning around 37,000 square meters at Seoul Station. Comprised of three floors (floors 2 to 4), the outlet features over 140 brands, including The North Face Korea Outlet No. 1, Louis Quatorze, Michaa, Obzee, Cheil Industries' Casual Wear, LG Fashion, Tandy, and Kumkang. Popular department store brands are offered at 30 to 70% off regular retail prices. Lotte Outlet Seoul Station Branch is easily accessible for both local and international visitors using public transportation in downtown Seoul, such as KTX (Korea Train Express) and AREX (Airport Railroad Express). Information leaflets are available in Korean, English, Japanese, and Chinese.

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  • Lotte Outlet - Seoul Station Branch
  • ☞Address: 405 Hangangdae-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
  • ☞Hours: Mon-Thur 11:00-21:00 / Fri-Sun 11:00-22:00
  • ☞Directions: The outlet is connected to Seoul Station (Seoul Subway Line 1, 4, AREX, Gyeongui Line)
  • ☞1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Lotte Mall Dongbusan Branch

Photo credit: Lotte Outlet

Lotte Mall Dongbusan branch proudly presents itself as one of the biggest premium outlets and shopping complexes in Asia, which newly opened on December 23, 2014. The interior design of the four-story complex was inspired by Santorini in Greece. This exotic mall features 407 premium stores and 114 shopping malls consisting of a total of 551 stores of various brands. Other highlights include large stores that sell household appliances and goods.

In addition to shopping, visitors can enjoy various entertainment facilities, such as a movie theater with six screens, an alluring lighthouse that lets visitors check out the ocean as they wind down from a busy day of shopping, a water fountain square, and a rose garden. Also, the food court located on the 3rd floor offers a wide range of famous dining options that will satisfy anyone's taste buds.

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  • Lotte Premium Outlets - Dongbusan Branch
  • ☞Address: 147 Gijanghaean-ro, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun, Busan
  • ☞Hours: Mon-Thur 10:00-20:00 / Fri-Sun 10:00-21:00
  • ☞Directions: Walk 10 minutes from Songjeong Station (Donghae Nambu Line (Railroad), or get off at Jangsan Station (Busan Subway Line 2) and take bus #100, 139, 182, 200, or 1001, to finally get off at Bravo Gas Station (브라보주유소).
  • ☞Website: (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
  • ☞1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

* Information on prices and details may differ from what is presented here. We advise you to check details from the official websites before visiting.

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