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Dongdaemun Shopping Complex

289-3 Jongno 6-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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Ranked #7 of 303 shopping in Seoul
Type: Malls
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Shanghai, China
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Quite an unexpected find the other day - a massive fabric market. Buttons, zips, fabrics and nick nacks that you possibly could need for making clothing. There is a constant stream of vendors coming and going from the market, and most are carrying long bolts of cloth. It is quite crowded and easy to get lost, but keep your bearings... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

Its a plus point for me bcoz im staying at dongdaemun itself.with shopping malls are just a walking distance.its easier for me to go shopping.dongdaemun shopping complex is more to fabric material.and the shop owner is very kind too!!i buy cotton fabrics here after bargaining i got some discount and a free drinks!!would definitely come here again

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Hong Kong, China
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

It is a huge shopping complex and it felt like a maze inside. There are many many shops selling fabric, lace, beads, threads, and all other kinds of things you would need for your needlework / jewelry / all sorts of crafts projects. You can go to the stalls selling street food which are just outside the shopping complex after... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Dongdaemun is popular for midnight shopping as their shopping malls opens till 2am. It's literally shop till you drop. They sell all sorts of items from clothings, to hats, to accessories, to shoes. Doota! is like a departmental stores with handmade or designer wear, if you exceed a certain amount you can get tax refund. Tips: It is very easy... More

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Manila
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Had a blast shopping in Dongdaemun - this is where you should be if you want to make some serious shopping of high fashion ladies apparel all made in Korea! Enjoyed it so much! Some store owners are very friendly- they allow haggling prices - but usually their prices are fixed. If you are tight on the budget - look... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

If you are a shopaholic, pick a hotel within this area so you can easily return to the hotel in the wee hours of the morning, or return to the hotel to keep your stuff, and then go out shopping again.Though some shops opened earlier, I would recommend visiting this place from 7pm onwards. Most shops only closed at 2-4am.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

A four days trip to Seoul n had been shopping since day 1 in Myeongdong and Dongdaemun Doota, Doota alone already took us 3 hours just barely covering most of the floors and it is good if you are looking for some designers' fashion at reasonable averaging 40000 to 70000 won. Later, we covered Hongik U, Sinchon, Ewha Woman's U... More

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New York City, New York
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I went there thinking I would come home with a bag full of cool and unique things that I would buy on the cheap... Ended up leaving with a lot of expensive things bought at department stores... Things that are cheap here now... are very cheap in terms of quality. They have some very nice things, but you are paying... More

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Singapore
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

It is the Korea version of Bugis St in Singapore. Shops aplenty but most are selling the same stuff. Not very cheap and not easy to haggle prices either, especially if they know that you are a tourist. Surprisingly I can find the exact same products online at cheaper prices.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Located next to JW Marriot, this complex mainly houses stalls selling fabrics, ribbons, lace, and bedsheets etc. To be honest, there are better options, including the underground passage near Dongdaemun subway. For jewellery etc, you should go over to Doota or Migliore. My wife loved these two places so much that we were there for two hours while she browsed... More

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