Shinsegae Dept. Store Main

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Shinsegae Dept. Store Main
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Known for bringing customers a fusion experience of shopping and culture, Shinsegae Department Store boasts top international luxury brands, emerging brands, an art gallery, and a beautiful garden.
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The area
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Neighborhood: Myeongdong / Namdaemun
Arguably Seoul’s most famous neighborhood and undoubtedly one of its most popular, Myeongdong takes shopping and eating to new heights, with hundreds of shops, restaurants, and cafes all stacked on top of one another. The rise in popularity of Korean cosmetics, fashion, and more has made this area a must-see for visitors who come and marvel at Myeongdong’s often frenetic pace and energy. Lotte and Shinsaegae’s massive department stores are also popular draws for both Korean and luxury products. The department stores, just like Myeongdong’s streets, are crowded around the clock. Myeongdong’s many street food carts are also immensely popular for their inexpensive and quirky offerings (French-fry-encrusted corn dogs, anyone?). The neighborhood’s popularity, as well as its close proximity to other popular sights and neighborhoods, makes it one of Seoul’s most popular places to stay.
How to get there
  • Hoehyeon • 5 min walk
  • Myeong-dong • 6 min walk

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soonlawrence
Toronto, Canada29 contributions
My favourite dept store in Seoul, Korea
Nov 2019
Whenever I visit Seoul, this is where I go for foods, clothes, duty-free, etc. They have the best items of all sorts and fun to browse here too.
Written January 29, 2020
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GlobetrotterJ16
Seoul, South Korea1,775 contributions
Shopping mecca in the heart of Myondgong
Dec 2019
During the festive period Shinsegae in Myeongdong is quite popular as they have extensive Christmas lighting all around the building, which looks quite pretty. There are two buildings, one more focused on high end brands and the other more focused on main stream brands. This department store is always busy because besides it's good selection and duty free area it is also nearby the heart of Myeongdong with all its shops and street food. So it is within easy walking distance and a good starting point to explore the area. It is also easy to reach with public transport.
Within the department store there is a great food area in the basement as well as a restaurant floor with 5-6 restaurants, mainly Korean, whereas in the basement it is all kinds of foods.
There are a couple of Shinsegae department stores in Seoul, this one and the one next to the Express Bus Terminal are the better ones.
Written January 3, 2020
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joannehurley
London, UK875 contributions
Expensive, equivalent to Selfridges or Harrods
Dec 2019
Huge store with everything high end you need. Close to the markets and other big shops. We went yesterday it was packed. I thought the staff were quite rude when I asked for a specific product and the information desk was really unhelpful as the guy did not speak one word of English.
Written December 27, 2019
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Paul496
London, UK45 contributions
A surprisingly great place for food!
Nov 2019 • Couples
The good hall is connected to Hyewha underground and is brilliant! Shopping is very high end. Tax free floors are 8-12 (not very well advertised), but we found it overrated with not much bargains. Also they only accept USD in duty free and you need your passport (or photo of it) and flight details to buy.
Written November 4, 2019
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lakwatsera2014
East Granby, CT921 contributions
saks 5th of seoul
Oct 2019 • Solo
good meeting point. tours start in front (facing woori bank) browse around. enjoy a snack at the many coffee shops. walk the perimeter to orient the shopping and landmarks.
Written October 25, 2019
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leesysg
Singapore, Singapore93 contributions
Great place to visit for family!
Oct 2019 • Family
The food court at the basement is great! Clean and affordable price. Free WiFi, nice kids area at level 7. Wish the staff could be friendlier but my daughter was only playing as we couldn’t lug the toys back to sg. Nonetheless this was the mall we kept going back as is easy with kids!
Written October 13, 2019
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annmargaretcob
7 contributions
Nice Food Court
Sep 2019 • Couples
If you’re into food then you might enjoy visiting here. They have food kiosks mainly korean, nice high end grocery, deli section with all sorts of cheese and cakes and sweets area.
Written October 1, 2019
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Rumples
Tucson, AZ10,987 contributions
Typical Upscale Department Store
Nov 2018
A friend and I decided to check out this department store after looking around Namdaemun Market, where you can find just about anything you want and haggle over the cost. Shinsegae is at the other end of the spectrum, where designer merchandise prevails and prices remain fixed, unless a sale is on. Two buildings make up Shinsegae, the main and the new.

We entered the smaller main building first. It holds a basement level and six floors. Labels include Rolex, Hermes, Saint Laurent, Celine and Balenciaga. The clothing, both Western and Korean brands, was beautifully displayed, with prices competitive
with other major cities in the world. Sales reps occasionally asked if we needed assistance, but we were just browsing. I saw only a few customers in the building.

Passageways in the basement and on the fourth and fifth floors connect with the new building, which has a basement level and 12 floors. The basement’s crowded Food Market and restaurants captured our interest as it was lunch time. We settled on Dean & DeLuca because we were in the mood for some Western food for a change and ate good sandwiches there.

Brands in this building have a wider range of offerings, from Dior and Prada to New Balance and Calvin Klein. I saw many more customers here. The basement was jammed because of the time period and upper floors seemed to have serious shoppers, carrying a variety of bags.

The new building caters to foreigners with duty free shopping available on floors 8-12 and a VIP Lounge for Foreigners on the 4th floor. There is interpretation service available in Chinese, English and Japanese at the first floor’s information desk.
Written September 17, 2019
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Nathan Smith Jr
Los Angeles, CA582 contributions
AMAZING spot if you're into fashion.
Jul 2019 • Solo
I always laugh when I read reviews from people bashing a high end store for having high end items. If you can't roll with the big boys, stay on the porch. There's everything in here for every type of fashion you could want from minks to street wear. There's also a supermarket, street style food booths and other restaurants in the basement. If you've ever been to Harrod's, that's basically what this is. Well worth a visit if you're into fashion.
Written August 4, 2019
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Astrid K
Malaga, Spain49 contributions
Expencive shopping
Jun 2019 • Family
Visited the shopping mall in june 2019. Mostly expensive brands. Could also find shots like Nike and Adidas, but with quite high prices. Food court in the basement.
Written June 26, 2019
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