Korea is known for affordable trendsetting fashion clothes stores and Seoul even has its own fashion week. There are so many clothes stores that easily compete with international brands and are worth checking out. Of course it depends on your style and taste and for tall people finding clothes stores with sizes that fit in Korea can be challenging.
We have compiled a list of our top ten best clothes stores offline and online in Korea for you here that accommodates different styles and sizes.
Take your measurements and write them down if you shop online and disregard the sizing of the individual garment. Use the size charts instead to find the right size accordingly. Even within the same brands, sizes can differ because of the pattern making and cutting direction of the textiles.
There are also many outlets in Korea where you can find domestic and foreign brand names at a discounted rate. If you like to browse around and aren’t searching for specific items, definitely visit the following areas in Seoul that have tons of clothes stores: Dongdaemun, Ewha, GoTo Mall, Hongdae and Myeongdong.
Best for: Finding a selection of foreign and local designers
Scope of Service: You can find the hottest trends for young people in Korea here!
Pricing: 35,000-700,000 won
Address: Lots of branches throughout the major cities nationwide and one in New York
Contact Details: Online@alandcompany.com, TEL 1566-7477
Operating Hours: Vary from branch to branch between 10 am - 10 pm
Concept clothes store with a wide selection of trendy foreign and domestic brands of both designer and young street style wear, K-skincare and accessories like shoes and bags.
thiscozyskull wrote on Tripadvisor: “Urban Outfitters but better I love this store and wish I could've spent more time browsing, but I was on a tight schedule. I noticed Seoulites in their 10s-20s wearing the brands here (Covernat mostly) so I got some shirts for my brother. They have an eclectic collection of clothing, accessories, and skincare/beauty products.”
Best for: J and K-fashion, cosplay costumes, party wear, dance outfits
Scope of Service: Affordable collections of many different brands for both young males and females
Pricing: 2,500-2,800,000 won
Contact Details: https://www.yesstyle.com/en/help/contact-us.html
Operating Hours: N/A
Yesstyle is an online clothing store paradise for fans of J and K fashion, K-skincare, K-beauty, and accessories. They also sell dog and cat fashion and noodles. They ship worldwide except Africa, certain territories, and Middle Eastern countries. The information regarding shopping, shipping, return, and pricing is very clear and easy to find on the site.
Ana G wrote on Sitejabber: “Obsessed (and I hate online shopping) I was skeptical as one should be when ordering online, and especially when a website has such great low prices. Everything I got was exactly what I expected. I bought shoes, shirts, hats, and I loved it all. It arrived in relatively good time, and the items are super cute. Definitely items you won't find in usual retail stores and for such great prices. In my personal experience, it was very positive and this is for sure my new go-to website for shopping.”
Best for: Korean casual fashion clothes stores for people in their 20s and 30s
Scope of Service: The motto of the brand is “Cheaper than Zara trendier than UNIQLO”. The brand wishes to catch the attention of their customers within 8 seconds with their version of global trends
Pricing: 22,000-130,000 won
Address: Flagship clothes stores: Garosugil: 49 Gangnamdae-ro 156gil Gangnam-gu Myeongdong: 3 Myeongdong8na-gil, Jung-gu
Contact Details: Garosugil: 070-7090-1145, Myeongdong 070-7090-0580
Operating Hours: 10am-22pm
The brand was launched by the conglomerate Cheil Industries, an affiliate of Samsung, to revolutionize the international market and have a local brand competing with global fashion brands in Korea and abroad. They want fashion design to mix with art for the customers to experience and the store in Garosugil has an art gallery on one floor.
Best for: Modernized hanbok designs for both male and female. Worldwide free shipping
Scope of Service: Lessle has updated the traditional Korean costume design to wearable everyday clothing keeping the details of the original outfits
Pricing: 5,000- 455,000 won
Website: https://leesle.kr/ the website is in English
Address: LEESLE Design Lab B1F 687, Dongbu-daero, Deokjin-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do - stores in Kuwait, US, Italy
Contact Details: 070 4218 2293 / Webstore@Leesle.Com
Operating Hours: Jeonju store 10am-6pm. (Closed on Tuesdays)
After years of people not wearing hanboks in Korea, not even for national holidays, it has gotten a huge revival among young people again partly thanks to the hanbok rental shops around Insadong. The traditional full outfit consists of many layers and is not very convenient for everyday wear. This designer brand has modernized and simplified the design making it wearable for modern people while still maintaining the distinct details of a hanbok. A traditional jacket for the female hanbok has been redesigned and turned into a wearable overcoat for example. The website gives thorough size charts and washing directions.
A Reum Yun Singapore wrote on the website: “I have ordered this Jeogori as a Summer Hanbok since I live in Singapore. I like both the neat design and very ventilating fabric that makes this Jeogori very functional for Summer wear.”
Best for: Lingerie, underwear and home wear for female and male
Pricing: 5,900 won - 109,000won
Website: http://www.vivien.co.kr/ (Korean only)
Address: Can be found nationwide in department stores like Lotte, Hyundai and AK Plaza, and in speciality stores
Contact Details: Customer service 080-920-3333, open weekdays 9.30am-5pm
Operating Hours: Follows opening hours of the department stores between 10.30-10pm
Vivien is a domestic lingerie and underwear brand for female and male. They also make stockings, home wear, innerwear and running wear for men.
Oh**** wrote on the website (translated from Korean): “It's light and comfortable. It's not heavy, it's light, it's comfortable. I ordered another color.”
Best for: Korean and Japanese clothes in plus sizes
Scope of Service: They don’t have any men’s wear but only women’s. They sell everything from lingerie, basic and casual wear, active and training, wedding guest outfits, socks, tights, shoes and bags and specialize in having a wide selection of plus sizes
Pricing: 2,000-90,000 won
Contact Details: n/a
Operating Hours: n/a
J Style has its own plus size brand and carries styles in up to size 4XL equivalent to a US size 20. Shoes come in 225-250 Korean size. The size charts are very easy to understand and you can choose Worldwide shipping and Korean, English, Chinese and Japanese language. The detailed product description is by default in Korean but uses Google translation and it works fine. General sizes in Korea are smaller since they are adapted to the Korean standard and finding clothes stores for sizes that differ just slightly from the standards can be very difficult - even in Western mainstream brand stores. Bras come in Korean sizes which are the European system but the cups are one letter up. E.g. if you use a European 80C your Korean size will be an 80D. They also carry shapewear.
hmorgan327 wrote on Amazon.com: “Four Stars. Super soft and exactly as pictured. However it did run a little big on me.”
Best for: Mixing activewear with casual, formal style for him, her and kids, they also have a sport and a golf-clothes line
Scope of Service: Casual formal wear styles like polo shirts, blazers, linen shirts and chinos for men, skirts, dresses and knits for women in good quality and overall natural fabrics
Pricing: 25,000-2,400,000 won
Address: Beanpole can be found in major department stores throughout the country like Lotte, Shinsegae and Hyundai. Dogok clothes store: 26, Eonju-ro 30gil Gangnam gu
Contact Details: Customer Service Center email@example.com
Operating Hours: Shop in Dogok weekdays 10.30-8pm, 11am-8pm weekends and holidays
This is another brand among Samsung’s fashion brands. The style caters to people in their 30s and up and their kids. Some styles are unisex like the polo shirts.
k****7 wrote on the website (translated from Korean): “ It's so refreshing because it's cooling. I was worried about the cold weather during dawn golf. So I wore a vest and it was nice to play with it up to 4 holes. I always wore cooling clothes and short sleeves in summer.It's not too thin, so it feels good to wear just one.”
Best for: Lots of blazers, suits, tops, dresses and skirts appropriate for a Korean office dress code
Scope of Service: Mixxo is a clothes store with a great selection of both casual and formal wear for the young, working woman at a price point that doesn’t crash one's life savings. They also have jeans, shorts and tops for a slightly younger customer segment and for leisure time
Pricing: 5,900- 159,000 won
Website: http://mixxo.elandmall.com/main/initMain.action (Korean only)
Address: Lots of branches throughout the country, flagship store in Gangnam: 432 Gangnam Daero 1F
Contact Details: 02-6445- 5225
Operating Hours: 11am-10pm
If you need a stylish, classic outfit for a job interview, or a cute top or skirt for everyday wear, a birthday party or wedding, it is definitely worth visiting Mixxo. However, if you prefer natural fabrics over acrylic and polyester it might not all be for you.
coke***** wrote on the website (translated from Korean): “The design is pretty.~ Good to wear casually.”
Best for: Stylish active and home wear. They also carry bra styles for women who have undergone surgery due to breast cancer
Scope of Service: Stylish yoga outfits, home wear, casual wear, lingerie incl. maternity bras, nightwear and swimwear
Pricing: 9,000-99,000 won
Address: Several clothes stores throughout Korea Coex mall, Yeouido IFC mall, Starfield Hanam and Goyang
Operating Hours: Vary between 10am-10pm
Oysho has yoga outfits, home wear and beach dresses that are stylish enough to be worn as everyday clothes, bikinis and bathing suits in unique designs.
Lisa wrote on Trustpilot: “Big fan of Oysho! Beautiful bathing suits not expensive and good quality. How to look like a perfect beach babe.”
Best for: Casual basic wear for the whole family in high quality
Scope of Service: Classic simple designs in natural fabrics primarily
Pricing: 45,000- 1,700,000 won
Address: Lots of branches in major cities nationwide. Flagship store: 253, Itaewon Ro Yongsan Gu Seoul (Hannam dong)
Contact Details: Flagship store: 02-796-7938 - Customer Service Center firstname.lastname@example.org
Operating Hours: Vary from branch to branch, flagship store 11am - 8.00pm
If you are into the hottest trends right off the haute couture catwalks, KUHO may not be the place to look. If you are looking for classic cuts and long lasting items for the whole family then definitely check it out. They have a wide selection of organic jersey print t-shirts, trench coats, blazers and Chanel inspired tweed jackets but significantly cheaper than the original.
c****s wrote on the website (translated from Korean): “It's much prettier when you wear it than it looks. It's good to dress formal and casual. I like unbalanced pockets, too.”