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“One of the best places to shop for clothes for nice design at cheap price”

Migliore Dongdaemun Shop
Ranked #94 of 740 things to do in Seoul
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Brisbane, Australia
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47 reviews
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“One of the best places to shop for clothes for nice design at cheap price”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

I have travelled to Seoul 5 times over the last 10 years and each time I visit this place to top up or renew my wardrobe. If you like trendy clothes and design, and not fuss with brand names, this is the place for you. Although, a lot of the design are somewhat copies of the major design houses, but most stuff have their own brands. Some of the stitching can be better however, the materials are generally quite good. Even ones I pay 4 to 5 times the value back home are of more inferior quality.
However, remember to negotiate the prices, especially men's clothes because you can quite easily get ripped off otherwise.

Visited December 2012
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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“Bargain!”
Reviewed December 18, 2012

The selections are huge, but to get a good deal, you've gotta really bargain for it. If it's not up to your desired price tag, then walk away nicely.

Visited October 2012
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Singapore, null, Singapore
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“Haggle!”
Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

the shops are arranged in a cluttered manner, just a small walkway in between. I felt lost whenever I tried to trace back to a particular shop, yes, fickle-mindedness when it comes to shopping! the shop keepers recognise tourists and the starting prices for clothes without price tags are all quite high, so spend some time to negotiate for a lower price and ask them nicely. the clothes are generally good in quality and do check that they are made in Korea!

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Sydney, Australia
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“Just lots of shops - not for bargain hunters!”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

A lot of hype about not much. There are floors and floors of clothes, clothes, clothes and some of the shop owners won't let you try on the clothes, so no point! If you must tick the box, pop in and out and then go to Dongdaemun traditional Market for real bargains, but get there early as this local market shuts at 6pm and after that, only the malls are open.

Visited October 2012
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Puchong, Malaysia
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“Good variety, but beware of cut-throats”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

Note: this review is by my wife. All I did was sit in the food court, eat & drink and read a book. :-)

Nice and interesting things to look at for a keen window-shopper. Gotta beware that some sellers try to take advantage of the fact that you're a tourist, evident mostly by buyer's inability to speak Korean. There are also sellers who try to give you a fair deal, and I did get some gifts at reasonably good prices.

Need to bargain -- sometimes more when you meet cut-throats. But in two instances when I bought items, I bargained; the second time more than the first time, yet I left feeling I got a good deal.

Advice: At the end of the day, the price you pay for the item must be something you're happy with. If not, just walk away. I did so a number of times; but please do it courteously. No need to be acrimonious about it.

Visited September 2012
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