“Fun Summer Shopping”
Q. Why Should You Take a Shopping Trip to Gyeonggi-do?
A. The famed Seoul Summer Sale lasts throughout the month of July. Visitors can enjoy shopping at discounted prices at a diverse array of department stores, duty free shops, mega marts, amusement parks, and restaurants. But Seoul is not the only place to offer shopping attractions. Gyeonggi-do also offers trendy shopping alternatives tailored to your desire for superb shopping experiences. Enjoy the best summer shopping destinations only for you!
#1. Seoul Summer Sale Tour
The 2014 Seoul Summer Sale begins on July 1st and lasts the entire month. Numerous department stores, duty free shops, mega marts, shopping malls, cosmetics shops, movie theaters, amusement parks, and restaurants offer outstanding products and services at discounted prices. Department stores and duty free shops in particular also organize gift giveaway events. International visitors can receive a 2014 Summer Sale discount card free upon visiting the Welcome Counter at the Incheon International Airport. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to test your luck at the counter by playing darts. Further details on the sale event are available at the following website.
– Period: July 1 – July 31, 2014
– Location: Myeong-dong and across Seoul
– Inquiries: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, or Chinese)
– Website: http://www.seoulsale.com/
#2. All-in-One Shopping: Paju Premium Outlet
The outlet is home to many brand shops with diverse price ranges. Focusing on the concept of all-in-one shopping, the outlet houses world-famous brands like Prada and Mulberry as well as inexpensive Korean brands like NII and TBJ. Quality brands at discounted prices attract frugal shoppers year-round. The outlet consists of four interconnected three-story buildings. Third floors offer shopping amenities from restaurants to a bookstore and a multiplex movie theater.
– Address: Munbal-dong 645, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do
– Hours: 10:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
– Inquiries: +82-31-960-2500
– Website: http://store.lotteshopping.com/handler/Main-Start?subBrchCd=054 (Korean)
** Shinsegae Simon Paju Premium Outlets Tailored to Young Consumers
The outlets offer over 220 popular brands at discounted prices. They are home to famous international brands like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and Armani as well as casual brands like Jil Sander, Tory Burch, and Calvin Klein. The Art Deco style building has frequently appeared in many Korean dramas, films, and advertisements. The outlets also house a food court offering a diverse range of food and chic restaurants. Easily accessible by transportation (buses and shuttle buses operating from the outlets to Seoul), the outlets remain a popular dating and shopping venue for young people.
– Monday through Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
– Friday through Sunday and Holidays: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. (closed on Korean New Year’s Day and Thanksgiving Day only)
– Inquiries: +82-1644-4001
http://www.premiumoutlets.co.kr/chn/paju/01_centers/main_paju.asp (Simplified Chinese)
#3. Heart of Hallyu and Unique Shopping Attractions Bundang Jeongja-dong Café Street Known, a Popular Filming Location for Korean Dramas and Seohyeon Rodeo Street
The Bundang Jeongja-dong Café Street is reminiscent of European-style sidewalk cafes and restaurants. The exotic atmosphere has led to the street making frequent appearances in Korean dramas, films, and advertisements. Each café boasts a chic terrace. Because of its similarity to the glittering Cheongdam-dong in Seoul, the street is also called the Cheongja-dong Street. It is also a popular destination for light brunches as well as night walks surrounded by splendid lighting across shop terraces. The street is also known for everything from unique restaurants that serve delicious bakery items and tea to Japanese, Chinese, and Italian cuisines.
– Location: Jeongja-dong, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do
Seohyeon Rodeo Street Setting the Latest Korean Fashion Trend
The Rodeo Street surrounding the Seohyeon Station in Seongnam is populated by huge throngs of visitors during the weekend. It is downtown Seongnam with department stores, mega bookstores, multiplex movie theaters, popular restaurants, shopping malls of various sizes, and karaokes. The latest popular family restaurants as well as fashion shops are easily found on the street. Visitors to the street tend to be younger, and its atmosphere is more vibrant compared to Jeongja-dong Street. The nearby Jungang Park is the largest recreational park in Seongnam full of amenities from the gorgeous artificial lake to water fountains, grass plaza, and an outdoor stage hall. Overall, the attractions surrounding the street and the fun atmosphere attract many visitors year-round.
– Location: Seohyeon-dong, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do
– Information: http://en.ggtour.or.kr/plan-your-trip/#trend-shopping0