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Outlet Shopping in Seoul

Day 2:
Rise & shine with views of Mt Namsan & the Han River at the Grand Hyatt Seoul.

Having breakfast at Hyatt’s Terrace is such a delight. Besides indoor dining, the restaurant also offers a spectacular outdoor dining experience on its veranda, with stunning views of Seoul. After a hearty breakfast, I was off the city’s factory outlets. My first stop was to the Munjeong-dong, located right in Seoul near the busy district of Jamsil.

It was a 20-min taxi ride. I’ve always been told by the locals that the subway in Korea is very confusing, especially for tourists who can’t read a word of Korean. Taxis are incredibly cheap in Seoul, so much cheaper than S'pore. Regular cabs start at 2,400KRW & a 10-min ride costs just 5,000KRW, which is only about S$5.50!! It’s one of the cheapest in the world! For people like me with bird brain for directions, it’s obviously cabs for me.

However, do note that there’re 2 types of cabs in Seoul. A higher class taxi, known as Deluxe Cab, starts at 4,500KRW. Difference is, most drivers for the premier cabs speak the English or Japanese language.

If you’re a sucker for luxury goods, Seoul’s factory outlets are a must-visit with brand items at 30-70% off regular retail prices. The Rodeo Street contains over 200 outlet stores. Here, you’ll find yourself surrounded by Polo, Anne Klein, Benetton, Levi’s, Quicksilver, Nike, Adidas etc. Visitors are also spoilt for choice with numerous Golf outlets in the area.

The first store that caught my eye was the Disney Store. Golfers will fall in love with this outlet, with colourful & flamboyant golf outfits for kids to adults.

Just a stone’s throw away is the Levi’s Store with clothes from as low as 10,000KRW!

This Guess store offers everything from 40% off!

The Polo Store offers items at 20-80% discounted prices, but many are past seasons products. Nike also offers various off-season items at 40% off, including clothing, sports shoes & hats.

The next outlet I’m bringing you to is in the Gangnam area. Newcore Outlet in the Gangnam consists of two buildings: a main building & a new subsidiary building.

For luxury brand names, go straight to the first floor of the new building & you’ll find all your favorites like Prada, Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana, Missoni, Burberry, Max Mara, Marks & Spencer, Armani etc.

This Renoma top retails @ 235,000KRW. Can you guess how much it has been reduced to? The price has been crazily slashed to only 39,000 KRW!!

I fell in love with this British Traditional Style inspired brand, Hazzys. I was told it’s one of South Korea's three most famous luxury clothing brands. The price tags of these dresses are about 350,000KRW each, but reduced to 230,000KRW.

The number of shops here astonishes, leaving anyone in awe regardless of whether you're a shopperholic. No shopping trip is complete without a trip to Seoul's factory outlets.

It was more shopping after this, but not without returning to Hyatt to put down all the shopping bags. For more shopping, hop over to Shop Till You Drop at Dongdaemun!

Munjeong-dong Outlet
Address: Seoul-si Songpa-gu Mungjeong-dong
Directions: Munjeong Station (Subway Line 8), Exit 1
Hours: 10:00-21:30

Newcore Outlet 
Address: Seoul-si Seocho-gu Jamwon-dong 70-2
Directions: Exit 8-2 of the Express Bus Terminal Station, (Subway Line 3, 7)
Hours: 10:30-22:00 (Closed on Seollal and Chuseok)

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42 comments:

  1. Love the view from your hotel. Can;t wait for your next post to check out where to shop in Dongdaemun cause when I was there, I can't find the right place to shop. xP

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    1. Diana, the view is gorgeous! Huh? Thought u bought a lot of stuff there?

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  2. You're huge shopaholic! How many kg was your luggage back to Singapore? Hehehe

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    1. missyblurkit, hahaha! Wouldn't u go wild if u're in a factory outlet??

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  3. I have been to Korea many times but I fun know there's factory outlets! Think I must make a trip soon. Thanks Shirley

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    1. Jen, that's why I've a Black Belt in Shopping lah. Hahaha!

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  4. lovely! I love shopping in Korea..lots of nice attires!!! ;D

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    1. Eunice, thks dear! Shop, shop, shop! Hahaha!

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  5. Wow! You surely know your way aroung. Basing on your 50,000 KRW = S$5.50, i make a rough calculation on the branded stuff you mentioned here, Oh My! this is really a steal. Wish i'm there......

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    1. Doris, impressed? Hahaha! Cheap, lelong, lelong!!

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  6. Wow! You have really been busy! I've missed so many posts! Love shopping but not at Singapore prices :( So jealous of all your bargains! Must convince hubby to go to Korea next - then I can also enjoy as much ginseng chicken and kimchi as I want!

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    1. Denise, must go shopping in Seoul! Can buy a lot with our Sing $ :) Busy, busy, busy! Hahaha!

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  7. Oh my goodness!!! Shirley, I really want to visit Korea someday! The outlet stores look fantastic, and also I cannot believe how inexpensive the cab rides are..in Chicago it's insanely expensive to travel by cab.

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    1. Bessie, definitely a must-visit place if u haven't. S'pore too, very ex to travel by cabs :<

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  8. I'm not a shopaholic...but I do enjoy outlet shopping! I'm sure you had a wonderful time, Shirley!

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    1. Tina, one can never resist outlet shopping :)

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  9. This reminds me very much of the Outlets in San Marcos Texas. One side of the street is one with casual clothes like Guess and the other side is more high end, like Ferragamo Shoes. My mom and my sister go every year and stay overnight in a hotel and shop for two days!
    Cool to know that across the globe Korea has the same thing, but of course no matter what country you are in we all have the genes of a shopaholic! Great post!

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    1. Tina, sounds like a good place for me to go! Wow, envy!!

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  10. Looks like an amazing outlet mall! Such high end brands...I think my hubby is glad there's not one around here :)

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    1. Lizzy, hahaha! Thank God there's none in S'pore too. Lol!

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  11. oh my god,you've been there!i always make a dream to go there,someday maybe, for sure..=)

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    1. Eyanz, I'm sure u'll love it there :)

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  12. Omg I'm mad jealous of your shopping spree! :P So glad you enjoyed yourself in Korea. I hope to visit Korea someday soon! It looks like such a lovely place.

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    1. Rachel, hahaha! It's a great place for shopping :)

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  13. What a shopping haven Korea can be and I hope I can hold myself from retail therapy if I step in Korea. I am in for the high brands all the way.

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    1. Nava, all of us need some retail therapy some time or another, don't we?? Heehee!

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  14. Hi Shirley, this is Albino from the Malacca trip. Dropping by to say hi!

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    1. Albino, nice to have u here with us & thks for dropping by! Will go chk out your blog now :)

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  15. Haha...more shopping Shirley? Outlet shopping is fun as the prices are so reasonable. especially so at the end of a season. Lots of good deals then :)

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    1. Biren, more coming up too! Hahaha! All ready to shop in S'pore??

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  16. the hotel looks very classy with garden on top...and again?? Levi's from 10000 won? that's ridiculously cheap..no way man..even in Malaysia I would never be able to get that kind of price...

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    1. Hong, prices are crazy there! I spotted some Levis denim jackets but couldn't squeeze into the size. Lol!

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    2. you mean levis denim jacket also at about 10000 won?? no way?!!!! i must go there on an empty luggage lor..haha

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    3. Hong, see the rack outside Levis? They're all clearing at 10,000KRW!! Bought a pair of jeans with Swarovski Crystal at just 60,000KKW in the store :)

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  17. oh I love seeing these pictures! so fun!

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    1. Simply Life, shopping is always fun for me. Hahaha! Great to see u here & I'm glad you've enjoyed too :)

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  18. it is good to see that south korea is full of fun stuff, do you have any chance seeing any Running Man while u were there? XD

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    1. Edmend, r u vying to be the top commentator here? Hahaha! Thks for leaving a string of comments straight in a row. I've a USA reader here who always come by & drop 3 - 5 in a row. Looks like u've broken her record. Heehee! Aiyoh, I was just busy shopping everyday. Where got time? Lol!

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  19. 50,000W is roughly SGD55, not SGD5.50 .

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    1. Hey, thks so much for highlighting the typo. I've already changed it to 5,000KRW! Appreciate :)

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    1. ashadin, I'm glad u've found it informative!

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