When you arrange a trip with fashion bloggers, you know shopping MUST be part of the itinerary. It’s a given. It’s practically a crime if you don’t let us shop, especially when we’re at one of the most fashionable cities in the world! So come our third day in Korea, we were finally given the chance to shop at one of Seoul’s most famous shopping districts, Myeong-dong.
Myeong-dong offers a mix of everything. Its streets are lined with various shops that include international brands like ZARA, H&M and American Apparel; homegrown Korean fashion brands like Who A.U, Beanpole and SPAO; Korean beauty brands like Etude House, Missha and Innis free and luxury brands like Louis Vuitton, Bulgari and more. If you’re a mall rat, Myeong-dong also has large shopping centers and department stores like Lotte Department Store, Shinsegae Department Store, Migliore, M Plaza, and Noon Square. So many choices!!!!!!!!!!! (Multiple exclamation points needed to emphasize my excitement.) No wonder it’s said that the estimated floating population of Myeongdong is close to 2 million people a day. A DAY!!! Back in 2011 to 2013, Myeong-dong was actually listed as the ninth most expensive shopping street in the world. Don’t let this discourage you though. From what I’ve seen, the popular shopping destination has a lot of affordable brands as well. It really has something for everyone.