K-POP INVASION has undeniably penetrated not just Asian countries but also several western countries because of its unique appeal. K-pop is a modern culture that can be seen in different aspects of our lives. One is music that is keeping teens around the globe crazy about K-pop boy bands and girl groups alike. Another is fashion that has tremendously influenced millions of teens and adults in the way they dress and carry themselves.
We tried listing down Seoul’s shopping malls that are surely worth of your time and exploration.
The mall (see featured photo) opened in 2009 and is one of the largest in South Korea. It is classified as a multi-purpose and mega mall that has a cinema, hotel, department stores and hundreds of other different types of shops. From the department stores alone, you can already find great fashion items that will make your style more K-pop. You can find more Korean high-fashion clothing at the Shinsegae Department Store.
One distinctive architectural design of the mall is that is has both an inner and an outer mall, which make it different from other shopping malls in the South Korea’s capital. This will give visitors a different and refreshing way of enjoying shopping in a huge mall. If you love spending time in malls, this one is definitely for you as there are also other features that will eat up your time. Check out their numerous coffee shops, game center, banquet center, pubs, and restaurants that offer Korean cuisines, and various international cuisines.
One of the newest shopping malls in this city, D-Cube is an impressive mall that opened in 2011. No wonder, this has become a paradise for thousands of local and foreign shoppers. It has a modern, and world-class design that features a waterfall that drops from the topmost floor down to the basement.
D-Cube is haven for shoppers that are on the hunt for both international and Korean brands. After long hours of fitting clothes and buying the ones you like, you can have a great dining experience at any of the overwhelming food options located at the basement.
The IFC Mall is strategically located at the basement of Yeouido – Seoul’s tallest skyscraper. It features a Hangang river park where you can breathe the sunny air after a tiring shopping adventure. If you want to have more river experience, you can head on to the Han River, which is only five minutes walk away. You can have a great view of the river from the Mapo bridge.
It is the first mall in South Korea with an international style. You can meet Hollister, and other fashion brands that are popular all over the world. It is also a great place to find the best domestic fashion labels such as Pull and Bear.
These Seoul shopping malls are going to give you a tiring but really fun, and one of a kind shopping experience. You’ll leave Seoul with a lot of K-pop fashion clothing that you won’t regret having as go back to your home country. In for a shopping experience, and go K-Pop? Go Seoul.
Photos from: thehungrypartier.com, architravel.com, thousandwonders.net, jhp-design.com.