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K-fashion Hot Spots Providing the Latest Trends

  • Date04/15/2022
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K-fashion keeps up to date with the latest trends with fashionable designs and unique styles. It has also gained global attention for its comfort and reasonable price. Stop by these shopping centers to find the style you want, from outfits worn by BTS to the fashion trends seen in dramas.

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Shinsegae Duty Free is located between Myeong-dong and Naemdaemun Gate in Seoul and has a collection K-fashion brands that are popular among the 20s and 30s. If you want to stay on top of your game in the world of K-fashion, Shinsegae Duty Free is the place to go.

Some of the most popular street fashion brands available are LifeWork, BIGWAVE COLLECTIVE, 5252 BY OIOI, Apieceofcake, and NERDY.

Address: Shinsegae Duty Free Main Branch, 77, Toegye-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
(서울특별시 중구 퇴계로 77 신세계면세점 본점)
Operating hours: 11:00-18:00 Inquiries: +82-1661-8778 (Korean only) Website: www.ssgdfs.com

Seongsu Handmade Shoes Street is a historical neighborhood settled by Korea’s best shoemakers. Every pair of shoes is special for it is handmade to fit only one person in the world.

The shoemaking process takes around seven to ten days. International shipping is available via wholesale shops like Seongsu Suje Shoes Town (SSST), allowing travelers to make orders without the hassle of juggling with a busy schedule.

Address: 15, Yeonmujang 7-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 성동구 연무장7길 15) Operating hours: Varies by shop Website: seongsushoes.modoo.at

Itaewon Tailor Street is lined with shops full of master tailors who have been making suits for decades. With tailor shops offering high quality suits at reasonable prices, the Itaewon Tailor Street is a must-visit fashion street for businessmen.

Customers can choose the overall design, including fabrics, patterns, and even buttons, to their preference and receive a perfect customized suit that is tailored to fit. Each shop has their own unique style offering services that come in varying price range, so visitors have much options to choose from.

Address: Near Itaewon Station (Seoul Subway Station, Line 6) Operating hours: Varies by shop

At the root of Korea’s leading fashion trend is Dongdaemun Fashion Town. With over 25,000 vendors and over 500,000 fashion personnel, Dongdaemun Fashion Town has earned its reputation as “Korea’s fashion mecca.”

From outfits and accessories to cloth and garments, you’ll find everything related to fashion. Mega shopping malls and clothing wholesalers open even after midnight, allowing you to enjoy late night shopping in Seoul.

Address: Area of Dongdaemun History & Culture Park, 853, Sindang-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul
(서울특별시 중구 신당동 853 동대문역사문화공원 일대)
Operating hours: Varies by shop Inquiries: +82-2-2232-9993, 9994 (Korean only) Website: www.dft.co.kr

Visit any traditional market in Korea and you will see fancy flower-print glamor loved by Korean grandmas, or “halmae” as some like to call them in a friendly dialect.

What makes K-grandma style so iconic are the comfortable and wide-legged “ilbaji” (working pants) pants and low cut socks called “deotbeoseon.” These colorful and lavish clothes make the marketplace even more entertaining to look around.

Dongmyo Flea Market grabs the attention of passerby with piles of clothes along the streets. A day full of fun is guaranteed at this market, as you can go on a treasure hunt to find vintage and rare clothing of unique styles at a reasonable price.

Dongmyo Flea Market was originally frequented by middle-aged customers who sought antiques and items from their childhood. The market gained much attention among the younger generation when it was revealed that fashionable celebrities like G-Dragon, Ryeowon, and Son Dambi often shopped here.

Address: 4, Jongno 58-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 종로구 종로58길 4) Operating hours: Varies by shop

Gukje Market is a traditional marketplace that represents the exuberant energy and culture of Busan. The market alleyways are lined by hundreds of vendors, making one feel as if they are in a maze.

The clothing market area is filled with bags, hats, shirts, pants, skirts, accessories, and other fashion items. Many unique boutiques can also be found, including vintage shops as well as upcycling shops that sell old clothes reformed into an one-of-a-kind clothing.

Address: Area of Sinchang-dong 4-ga, Jung-gu, Busan (부산광역시 중구 신창동4가 일원) Operating hours: 09:00-20:00 (Varies by shop) / Closed on 1st & 3rd Sundays of every month Inquiries: +82-51-245-7398 Website: gukjemarket.co.kr
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