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 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 Arts & Crafts in Western Seoul


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…
Arts & Crafts in Myeong-dong & Jung-gu

Joongang Building C and D

One of the best places in Seoul for traditional crafts is the wholesale handicrafts market in the upper floors of Building C and D at Namdaemun Market where you'll find discounted prices for the same souvenirs you …
Arts & Crafts in Gwanghwamun & Jongno-gu


An arty four-storey complex built around a courtyard that's a popular stop for one-off clothing, accessories or household goods.
Arts & Crafts in Gwanghwamun & Jongno-gu

Kukjae Embroidery

Exquisite traditional embroidery pieces, including handbags, cushions and pillows, from Kukjae have often been presented as official gifts by Korean presidents to visiting dignitaries. You'll also find bojagi patchw…
Arts & Crafts in Gwanghwamun & Jongno-gu

Mono Collection

Chang Eung Bong creates and sources exquisite fabrics used for fashion and soft furnishings, including gorgeous quilts, pillows and contemporary spins on hanbok. Browse the collection in the studio above MK2 cafe.
Arts & Crafts in Northern Seoul


Opposite Gilsang-sa, this gift shop with a sign in Chinese characters sells pretty, good-quality bojagi (Korean wrapping cloths), embroidered pillowcases, placemats, clothes and other trinkets.