|Yeoju Premium Outlets,
Korea ‘s 1st Luxury Premium Outlet|
Chelsea Premium Outlets, Korea’s first designer shopping outlet center, has
opened in Yeoju province. The Yeoju Preumium Outlet Shopping Center is
enormous, taking up 265,500 square meters, and is Asia’s 2nd largest outlet to
Japan’s Gotenbar Outlet. The outlet center houses such shops as Adidas, Armani,
Burberry, Coach, Diesel, Dolce & Gabbana, Ermenegildo Zegna, Escada, Gucci,
Hugo Boss, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Royal Copenhagen, Ferragamo, and Valentino,
with over 120 popular brand names, 90% of them being foreign brands, also
including Korean designer brands such as Kuho, Kim Young Joo, and
Since this is the first designer brand outlet to open in Korea,
there’s much awaited anticipation.
|From the Gangnam Express Bus Terminal located in Banpo,
Seoul, take the Yeongdong line bus headed towards Yeoju (station #21) and get
off at Yeoju Terminal. The ride takes about 1hr and 30mins, but may take up
to 2hrs during the weekends due to traffic congestion. Across the street from
Yeoju Terminal, there is a bus that takes you all the way to the outlet. A
taxi ride will take about a 15min ride, and come out to about ￦7,000.|
|Yeoju → Seoul
||Seoul → Yeoju|
| Places to Eat|
visited a restaurant called ‘Sane Sane’, a famous traditional Korean restaurant
for Yeoju’s specialty food. |
It is really difficult to find
transportation between the outlet and the ‘Sane Sane’ restaurant. So if you can
hail a taxi, it takes about 10-15 minutes.
After taking a taxi up a
windy forest road, a cozy traditional Korean restaurant will appear.
restaurant looks very peaceful, as it is surrounded by nature.
traditional Korean restaurant that has been open for 7 years has only one menu
item, Dolsot Bibimbab (steamed rice with assorted beef and vegetables), which
comes with 30 different side dishes!!
If you take the quality and quantity of
the food into account, the price of ￦15,000 is very reasonable.
the place can get very busy around lunch and dinner time, it is a good idea to
make reservations. Unfortunately, the Korean wait staff can only speak in
Korean, so if you need translation assistance, contact 1330 for further
||* Directions to Sane
From Yeoju Bus Terminal to Sane Sane: Take a taxi across the street
from Yeoju Terminal (costs about ￦6,000)
Sane Sane –
Premium Outlets: Request a call taxi from the restaurant owner (costs about
-Telephone Contact: 883-4646/884-0026 (Reservations are needed
-Map: Refer to the diagram below
* If you don’t have a car, or the time and money to visit the
restaurant by taxi, eat at one of the restaurants inside the outlet. Sakanaya
Sushi, Crazy Crepe, and Freshness Burger are a few restaurants available at the
shopping outlet. Or how about having a frappacino at Starbucks after
| To Every Corner of the
Although the Yeoju Premium Outlet Center is not as large as
America’s Chelsea Outlet Center, the outlet is large in size, and has the
ambience of an American Outlet Center. Visitors can enjoy some Korean culture
and leisure time at the outlet center, aside from just
- A Fashion Lover’s Haven for
Ferragamo, Burberry, Coach, Zegna, Hugo Boss, Dolce
& Gabbana, Gucci, Armani, Anna Molinari, Vivienne Westwood, and more
fashion experts that are familiar with all the brand names can choose from over
120 brand name designers
Discounts of 25% - 65% are available all year long
- Buying gifts for that special someone there are
many designer brands to choose from:
A. Folli Follie, Swarovski,
Tasaki, Golden Dew Vivid, Accessorize, & more - jewelry brands
Underwear, Wacoal, Venus, & more – innerwear brands
C. Rush, The Cosmetic
Company Store, & more – soap and make-up brands
D. Suecomma Bonnie, Nine
West, & more – shoe brands
- A Golf Mania’s Wish
Callaway Golf, Ping, Bogner, Dunlop, Nike Golf, Kim Young Joo
Golf, & more
- HOT Brands that Have Just
Recently Launched in Korea
Theory, Boon the Shop, The Lab
● The Shopping
Since this is an outlet, and not a typical
shop, the variety of goods is limited. However, with a little patience and
fashion sense, one can find the right item which they are looking for.
||Ferragamo, Gucci, Yves Saint
Great quantities of merchandise. Shopping is doable on a
￦200,000 spending limit.
||Anna Molinari, Anna Sui, Vivienne Westwood,
Summer sleeveless blouses range from ￦300,000 - ￦400,000, but
even browsing can be enjoyable~
As the first Burberry outlet in Asia,
Burberry offers their steady-seller t-shirts and short-sleeved dress shirts. A
great gift for mom and dad at ￦80,000!
Suit prices are reasonable at only
￦700,000. Great bargains can be found if you look carefully. They also offer a
variety of t-shirts for men, and shoes, and bags.
If you are a jeans-maniac, CK is worth
visiting. Underwear is only ￦19,000 at 50% off the duty-free price.
This store is large, and offers a lot of
products. Dress shirts are ￦190,000, similar to that of duty-free
||* Accessories and jewelry|
All items are 70%
off the regular price. There are hundreds of things to buy.
Prices are the same as duty-free
prices or less. Earrings are priced at ￦60,000 - ￦70,000.
Pearl earrings are ￦100,000. Other
items are slightly expensive.
Korea’s designer brand,
Suecomma Bonnie, a local brand that does not follow the trends of others. A
brand that started out at Cheongdam-dong and fought its way into department
stores. It’s delightful to see Suecomma Bonnie at the Yeoju Outlet Shopping
Center with prices lower than at the department store sales. Prices start at
￦200,000, 30% off the regular price. Lemon-colored mules and other designs can
be found here.
Special Tips! In order to prepare for the weekend shoppers,
merchandise arrives during the weekday. It’s more likely for Friday and
Saturday customers to find the shoes that they want.
Coach’s bestsellers are supplied in
||Polo Ralph Lauren|
Men’s clothing at 40% - 50%
discounts, women’s clothing at 60% - 70% discounts!
||Boon the Shop|
Cheap compared to Shinsegae or
Cheongdam-dong. Seeing many brands that are hard to find leaves one feeling like
they are good shoppers! Mc Queen, Comme Des Garcons, D&G, Dries Van Noten,
D-Squared, Jean Paul Gaultier, Junya Watanabe, Marni, Stella McCartney, and
Yohji Yamamoto brands are sold here.
||Aside from those brand names, Brooks Brothers offers
simple designs that are hard to just easily purchase due to the price. Sports
clothing – Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Puma, Columbia Sports. If you are a trendsetter
you may have a couple of these brands, Mango, Nine West, Accessorize,
LeSportsac, Converse, and more. |
||After shopping mindlessly, the sun was slowly setting, and in my hands were
still shopping bags. Although I didn’t buy anything really expensive, it was fun
just browsing, and getting out of Seoul. Now it’s time for me to return to
|Yeoju Premium Outlets Travel Package
A Seoul to Yeoju Premium Outlet Shopping Center tour
package deal is offered beginning July 7, for easier
* Travel Package
||Depart from the Grand Intercontinental Hotel Lobby
||Depart from the Coex Intercontinental Hotel Lobby
||Depart from the Jamsil Sports Complex
||Jamsil Sports Complex Public Parking Lot|
"All day parking: ￦3,000"
||Depart from the large wall clock at Lotte World at Jamsil Station
||Jamsil Station exit #4|
|Arrive at the Yeoju Premium Outlet Shopping Center in Chelsea
Shopping Vacation with Mother Nature"
A luncheon at an Italian
Spaghetti + Today’s Soup + Bread Set Menu
Lunch at "An Italian
Restaurant with a View of Nature," 'The Plate'
*Enjoy dinner with saxophone
performances on the weekends!
|Yeoju Premium Outlet Shopping Center #2002|
||Back to Seoul
Jamsil Station – Sports Complex – Samseong Station
|Get on the shuttle bus at parking lot E|
|*Including a Package Tour|
2. Seoul ~ Yeoju Premium Outlet Shopping Center / 27
Passenger 1st-Class Limousine Bus Fare
3. Set Menu Lunch at an Authentic
Italian Restaurant, 'The Plate'
(Choice of Olive Oil, Meat Sauce, Pomodoro,
Amatriciana Spaghetti or Perilla Leaf Risotto, more food can be ordered after an
4. A Coupon Book for the Yeoju Premium Outlet Shopping
(The coupon book will be issued immediately after 2 coupons are
presented at the Yeoju Premium Outlet Shopping Center’s information desk)
5. A Discount Ticket for Phoenix
|* Contact for
Reservations and Inquiries|
Good Bus Daegyeong Express
* Reservations in foreign languages are unavailable; so
please contact Korea Travel Phone (+82-2-1330) for assistance.
|* Information Regarding
1) 100% refunds are only given if
cancellations or changes are made at least 3 days before the departure
- - Cancellations 2 days before - 80% refund / 1 day before 70% refund
/ cancellations on the day of departure will result in no refunds.
- - If
cancellations are made 1 day before the departure date, but after 6pm, it will
count as a cancellation on the day of departure, resulting in no refunds.
If the departure day is Sunday, any cancellations made after 2pm on Saturday
will count as a cancellation on the day of departure, resulting in no
2) Reservations made the day before departure must be made over the
telephone after ensuring seating availability.
3) Seating will be assigned on
the day of departure in the order of arrival.
4) 48 month-year olds to
grade-schoolers are considered child fares.
5) Children and
passengers riding for free will have to pay the children’s rate if they would
like a seat.
6) If there are no previous reservations, buses may not
|* The information above is accurate as of June 18, 2007.|
Contributor: Kim, Hyun-hee