Shopping in Seoul – Myeong-dong (Shopping district)

Shopping in Seoul – Myeong-dong (Shopping district)

After covering my least favorite, I am taking a leap to my most favorite shopping district in Seoul – Myeongdong. It is a well-known shopping district; there are multiple stores of brands in this area and it is so crowded, that many people may not be able to handle it during weekends and holidays. Being a shopaholic, I feel like I am in the company of MY people, hehe!

Hold your breath when you see the list in this post (I’d suggest getting a cup of tea)

shopping in myeongdong

Myeongdong Shopping District, Seoul

Beauty brand stores:

(Korean cosmetics)

  • The Face Shop
  • Etude House
  • Nature Republic
  • Innisfree
  • Skinfood
  • Aritaum
  • Mamonde
  • Holika Holika
  • Shara Shara
  • Beyond
  • It’s Skin
  • Missha
  • Tony Moly
  • VDL
  • Too Cool for School
  • Onl
  • Banila Co.
  • The Saem
  • Espoir
  • Laneige
  • Skin 79


  • The Body Shop
  • Lush

Accessory stores:

  • Naughty cat
  • Accessorize
  • CTRL A

Specialty stores:

  • Aldo
  • Uniqlo
  • Forever 21
  • H&M
  • Zara
  • Mixxo
  • 8 Seconds
  • WhoAU
  • Top Ten
  • Frisbee
  • Fila
  • Nike
  • Mixxo Secret
  • Llyod
  • Teenie Weenie
  • Jill by Jill Stuart
  • Adidas


  • Olive Young
  • Beauté
  • Watsons
  • Boons

Shopping Malls:

  • Migliore
  • Kosney
  • Shinsegae Department Store

Check out the interactive map at to get the real feel of the place!

I have listed all the brands and places I could remember on the top of my head. I am planning to visit Myeongdong again this week and I will take notes to add the things I might have missed. There are multiple beauty brand stores like Etude House, Missha, Nature Republic in the same line that you will be baffled! And there are a lot of street-side vendors for accessories!

shopping districts in seoul

Shopping in Seoul – Myeongdong

If you are in Korea for a short period of time and want to do loads of shopping, go to Myeong-dong and you can find almost everything there. Myeong-dong also houses a lot of banks, currency exchange (handling only 4 major currencies) in addition to theaters and cinema halls. No matter what day or time you visit Myeongdong, you will never be alone!


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