Travel Diary: Myeongdong Shopping

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.

SM Accessories hat Jovonna London jacket Dark Pink top and skirt Givenchy bag Charlotte Olympia shoes 

Special thanks to AirAsia and Korea Tourism Office for making this trip possible!

58 Responses to “Travel Diary: Myeongdong Shopping”
  1. Patria

    Hi Ate Camille, what camera were you using during this trip? Your photos are so crisp! And do you still post process them? :)

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    • Camille Co

      Oh my I can’t remember. I think I had my Canon 5d Mark III already. :)

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  2. Clariss

    Your outfit is so eye catching!! Busog na busog na mata ko ate cams haha from clothes to food haaaay SML ❤️ I believe that one day I’ll be able to visit korea and shop til I drop hahaha.

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  3. maebs

    shopping, shopping, more shopping, and lots of shopping! :) must visit the place for all the fashionistas out there! :) love your outfit ate cams. every detail of your outfit ate cams. love the peek-a-boo. #lakasmakakabageffect :)

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  4. Erika Kris

    I love the mix of patterns in your outfit! Stunning!
    And yes, Myeongdong is really expensive. I compared the price of a cosmetic brand there and in some unpopular district in Seoul. Boy, do they have a HUGE HUGE difference.

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  5. Katrin Tuano

    Woopiee I see a peak-a-boo in the chest area!! Hahaha I so love your street ootds!! Good things no one photo bombed hahaha

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    • Camille Co

      LOL! Marami! :) So many odd stares but I just cropped them out :)

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  6. Chantel ; )

    Gosh u are a perfect example of fashionista traveler, hectic ang schedule mo friend. Ur not yet done but u still have upcoming trip pa.

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  7. Khayrin

    Your hair is striking. You look younger! Fresh and again young. Haha. Seems your 18 years old lost in Korea. Haha. I really love your haaaaaiiiirr! You seem not awkward taking photos in this crowded place. That’s nice. XD

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    • Camille Co

      Thanks Khayrin! :) I tried my best to hide how awkward I felt LOL

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  8. Judylyn Ramos

    Again, your flats. :( HAHAH. Waaaaah. Dreaming for a one time big time shopping one day. #Bucketlist Hehehe. I can achieve it! Woooh! :D

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  9. Kay

    Camille!!! You’re going to Germany!!! You’re not yet done with your Korea AND Cebu trip aalis ka na naman?! So envy yet I’m excited for you!!! It’s really your travel year :)))

    You’ve been always my inspiration for print on print outfits and you really boost my confidence because I have this thinking “Kung keri ni Camille, Keri ko din?!” hahaha! it’s all about confidence and knowing your body as well ;) I’m gonna try this print combination <3

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  10. Kate

    Hey Camille!
    I’m planning to go to Korea next year and your blogs make me even more excited! I’ll definitely visit the places you’ve blogged about!
    I was wondering how haggling went for you? Did a lot of people take advantage of you being a foreigner?
    LOVES

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    • Camille Co

      I never haggled here though. Maybe when you visit Dongdaemun area! :)

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  11. Anabelle M

    I am in love with your outfit first of all.Loving the details with hat and shoes. This are look truly amazing,and those cute Korean shops are from what I see better then Zara and all those international shops,but I bet the price is high to.Loving your Korean diary photos.Keep up with good work :)

    http://travelwithstyleanabellem.blogspot.com

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    • Camille Co

      Thanks Anabelle! I love shopping at local brands too! :) I think when you’re at a foreign country, it’s best to check their homegrown brands :)

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  12. Sydney

    Loved the outfits and the pictures Camille!! Especially loved the photo of you standing in front of the h&m with the slow shutter speed! You probably get asked this a lot, but what canon camera do you use and what’s in your camera bag?? Thanks camille, can’t wait to see your shopping haul from myeong-dong!!

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    • Camille Co

      Thanks Sydney! A Canon 5D Mark III and the basic 50mm f/1.8 lens :)

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  13. Kyle Rodriguez

    OMG wow!!! It looks like shopping heaven!! Ahhhhh I wanna go so badly :( And here’s a serious question… How is it that you can always pull off print-on-print so well? Haha. I always try it but sometime I end up looking like a big hot mess lol. Love this outfit of yours!

    And that ice cream twirl on a cone…. Whoa! Ang taas!

    http://itsthekyliebabii.blogspot.com

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    • Camille Co

      Thanks Kyle! Baka naman you’re just not used to seeing yourself in something that bold. If you’re iffy pa, maybe you can try similar prints in similar color palettes first :)

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  14. EldenThunder

    I love the hat!(it’s blue) That’s the first thing I noticed. This post really shows na fashion bloggers nga talaga kayo because another fashion shopping na naman for you guys.I wonder how many countries na kaya na you’ve been to(to shop). hehe XOXO

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  15. Lyssa Villanueva

    wow. really, your outfit’s pattern is soooo amazing! also, it’s amazing how you managed to pose and take beautiful photos while there was a ton of people around you! I wish i could do that too! :)

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    • Camille Co

      When time is an issue and you’re pressured to take photos fast, you’ve got to just do it and forget about the people haha! :) I used to make such a big fuss out of other people staring at me like I’m a crazy person but now, I realized the faster I pose, the faster I can get out of the place haha!

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    • Camille Co

      Haha! I think they were sales people from the soap store behind them :) Regarding the ice cream, I have no idea as well! IT’S INSANE!

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  16. Ericka Garcia

    I wonder what you bought in Myeongdong! :-) Such a lovely place for shopping! :-)

    Love,
    Ericka Garcia

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  17. Arianna

    I’m sure you got a lot of make-up samples just by simply walking past those stores!!!! :) Ohhh btw how do you eat that ice cream???? hahahaha!!

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    • Camille Co

      I didn’t!!! Argh! I missed out on the samples! You eat the ice cream one step at a time LOL!

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  18. Dawn

    Aaaaaah…. I could die on that street….. (Envious mode) lol!

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