South Korea: Shopping Guide for Men

BY MISTICAL LOW

 

Sure, Seoul is a makeup heaven, but if you think the city is a shopping mecca only women can enjoy, you are absolutely wrong! One of the most fashion-conscious cities in the world, the latest trends and stylish togs for men can also be found there. Here’s a list—just for the guys!

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1. The Face Shop
With over 20 stores in Singapore, this popular Korean beauty chain has a huge local following. If you’ve already fallen in love with their products, get them for half the price in Korea. Not only is it cheaper to shop there, if you are lucky the super friendly sales assistants will load your bags with freebies too. Plus, with an ambassador like Kim Soo Hyun (most famed for his role in My Love from the Star), need we say more? If it’s good for him, it is definitely good for you!

2. Myeongdong
Myeongdong is Seoul’s hottest shopping spot, and almost every major international brand from Nike and Uniqlo to H&M can be found there. If you get tired from the walking, there also are lots of cafes for you rest up and enjoy a cuppa or two before heading out again.

3. Tom Greyhound Downstairs
Popular amongst the young fashionable millennials, Tom Greyhound Downstairs houses indie international labels which are not as easily found elsewhere. If you appreciate hipster fashion (think Christopher Kane, Surface to Air, and the likes) this store is perfect for you.

4. Ecru Outlet
This outlet store of Ecru carries cult favourites like Acne Studios, No21, Msgm, Zucca, Undercover, and The Soloist. From clothes to accessories and shoes, this is the best place to grab off-season designer goodies at a bargain.

5. Sortie Seoul
A hidden gem featuring local brands such as Eastlogue and Unaffected, Sortie Seoul offers unique options from military, hunting and climbing wear to simple silhouettes which are comfy and one-of-a-kind.

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So guys, instead of waiting aimlessly outside a shop while your girlfriends shop away, arm yourself with this list when you are in Seoul and you too can shop to your heart’s content!


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