If you search Myeong-dong on the internet you will find hundreds of sites saying that Myeongdong is a shopping Mecca. It is of course, completely true. It is a great place for Expats to shop especially if you are taller than the average Korean. Myeong-dong consists of streets and streets of shopping. There is a variety of clothing shops including international brands like Guess, Calvin Klein, Forever 21 H&M and many more. The quality is good and the prices are affordable. If an item is in fashion you can shop around to find the best quality at the best price. If you feel like walking around without doing some shopping
there is a variety of coffee shops, restaurants, Hotels and street vendors. If you’re looking for luxury brands, like Chanel, you can visit Shinsegae or Hyundai department store in the same area.
How to get there
From Seosan you can take the Express bus to Gangnam Express Bus Terminal. Then take the subway, get on the orange line (line 3) get off at Chungmuro and change to the light blue line (line 4). Your next stop will be Myeong-dong, stop number 424. There is also a application called Seoul Subway that you can download on your phone to make navigating the subways much easier.
My Favorite clothing brands.
TEENIE WEENIE (Myeong-dong)
I have a few shops that I love to buy clothes from. First is Teenie Weenie. I absolutely love the colors and quality of the clothes. The shop has a very beautiful layout and they sell both men’s and women’s clothes. Their outfits are smart, casual and cute. They also have a beautiful range of bags that looks similar to MCM bags but at a tenth of the price.
I haven’t really bought much from this store but I love to look at their displays for outfit ideas. My husband has bought quite a lot of clothes from there and he is very happy with the quality plus they always have his size.
I absolutely love their outfits. They are a little pricey but if you save some money for a few months you can definitely buy an outfit cash.
Isaac Toast. The shop is always very busy and the food is incredible and affordable. By far the best breakfast meal in Myeong-dong.