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Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Gwanghwamun & Jongno-gu

Insa-dong Maru

Around 60 different Korean designer shops selling crafts, fashion and homewares are gathered at this slick complex. Spread over several levels, the complex surrounds around a central rest area where a piano invites …
Top Choice Mall in Gangnam & South of the Han River

D Cube City

Seoul’s shopping malls hardly come any more stylish than this new one in the previously industrial hub of Guro. The interior spaces surround a waterfall that cascades down seven floors and there’s plenty of multilev…
Top Choice Department Store in Myeong-dong & Jung-gu

Shinsegae

Wrap yourself in luxury inside the Seoul equivalent of Harrods. It’s split over two buildings, the older part based in a gorgeous 1930 colonial building that was Seoul’s first department store Mitsukoshi. Check out …
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Gangnam & South of the Han River

10 Corso Como Seoul

Inspired by its shopping complex in Milan, this outpost of the fashion and lifestyle boutique is about as interesting as Gangnam retail can get. The blend of fashion, art and design includes several local designers.…
Top Choice Gifts & Souvenirs in Western Seoul

Free Market

Going strong since 2002, this lively weekly market helps to propel talented young creatives on to big-time retail. It's a great opportunity to meet the crafters and buy a unique souvenir, be it a hand-painted baseba…
Top Choice Books in Gwanghwamun & Jongno-gu

Kyobo Bookshop

Kyobo's flagship branch sells a wide range of English-language books and magazines (you'll find them on the left from the main entrance), as well as stationery, gifts, electronics and CDs and DVDs in their excellent…
Top Choice Ceramics in Northern Seoul

Baek Baek

There's a mix of attractive products for sale at this shop organised around the traditional pottery of Seyong Lee. You can also buy nicely packaged Korean foods such as seaweed, cooking oils and fermented bean paste…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Gwanghwamun & Jongno-gu

KCDF Gallery

The Korean Craft and Design Foundation’s gallery has a shop on the ground floor showcasing some of the finest locally made products including woodwork, pottery and jewellery. It’s the ideal place to find a unique, s…
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Western Seoul

Gentle Monster

Sunglasses at night is the Hongdae look and this hip place is where to pick up the edgiest of shades and frames as worn by K-Popsters and TV stars. Imaginative and fun art installations change roughly every 25 days …
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Western Seoul

Key

Representing scores of artists and craftspeople, several of whom also sell their goods at the Free Market on Saturday, this small gallery and showroom offers affordable, exclusive items, from jewellery to pottery to…