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#Dongdaemun #Dongdaemun Shopping Mall
DDP is Seoul's major landmark.
DDP is located in Dongdaemun, which is famous shopping. Many Koreans and foreigners visit Dongdaemun and DDP to shop unique clothing items and accessories.
On the opposite side of DDP, you can find multiple mega shopping malls.
Creatrip has organized a list of shopping malls in Dongdaemun to make your trip easy.
Dongdaemun Shopping Mall：1. Hello APM（헬로에이피엠）
- Address：서울특별시 중구 장충단로 253 헬로우 에이피엠
- 2018, 2019 Holidays：Closed from December 29th until January 4th.
There are four major shopping malls in Dongdaemun. Some of them focus on wholesale. HelloAPM is a shopping mall where individual shoppers can shop. You don't have to feel pressure to buy clothes in a wholesale setting.
If you come to Dongdaemun and want to shop, HelloAPM would be a great start.
The APM Dongdaemun shopping mall is located between the Good Morning City shopping mall and Migliore shopping mall. You can find the same new looks featured on major Korean online shopping websites at HelloAPM.
HelloAPM offers a variety of styles. You can find casual clothes to more feminine, elegant looks. In addition to women's clothing, there are many men's clothing, accessories, bags, etc.
For guys, I want to give you a heads-up. Men's clothing in Dongdaemun usually is not so cost-effective. The quality of the clothes does not match the high price. Only a few Korean guys come here to shop. Therefore, beware of excessive touting when you are in the men's clothing section. Vendors might try to grab male shoppers.
Dongdaemun Shopping Mall：2. Migliore（밀리오레）
- Address：서울특별시 중구 장충단로 263 밀리오레
- Holidays in 2018, 2019：December 24th, 25th, 31st, and January 1st.
Similar to the APM shopping mall, Migliore is one of the earliest shopping centers opened for individual shoppers in Dongdaemun.
This shopping mall is a wholesale shopping mall that allows the public and tourists to shop. You can also find many clothing items featured on famous Korean online shopping malls can be found at Migliore. You can get seasonal items at cheaper prices.
If you are planning to shop in Dongdaemun, make sure you allocate enough time to visit multiple shopping malls. Many shopping malls and booths sell similar or sometimes identical items at different prices. Getting the best deal requires some time. You might have to go back and forth different Shopping Malls to get the cheapest price.
Don't spend too much time negotiating the price with the vendor. The more time you spend with the vendor, the more likely you have to purchase the product. Just ask him or her the price and leave until you find the store that offers a good deal. If you find the price you think you can work with, try to negotiate with the vendor.
Dongdaemun Shopping Mall：3. Good Morning City（굿모닝 시티）
- Address：서울특별시 중구 장충단로 247 굿모닝시티 쇼핑몰
Good Morning City is also one of the founding shopping malls in Dongdaemun and it was opened after APM and Migliore.
The building is a bit old, but there are many unique clothing stores in this shopping mall. Many young Koreans shop here.
Good Morning City has a lot of feminine and elegant women's fashion items. This shopping mall is suitable for women in their early to mid-20s.
If you want to buy a formal dress or attire, do not go to Good Morning City. You will find a slim chance to find formal attires from this shopping mall. Plus, the price range of Good Morning City clothes is a bit more expensive than other shopping malls in Dongdaemun.
Dongdaemun Shopping Mall：4. DOOTA（두타）
- Address：서울 중구 장충단로 275 두산타워
DOOTA (두타) used to be a large-scale wholesale shopping mall like APM and Migliore. Since a few years ago, this shopping mall has been positioning itself to target more individual shoppers than wholesalers.
DOOTA has a variety of clothing and styles. You can find pretty much every clothing items for both male and female. This shopping mall even has a designated section for children. From the second floor to the sixth floor, you can see South Korea's most up-to-date fashion trends at a glance.
The price of products sold at DOOTA feels a bit more expensive than other shopping malls. DOOTA has more branded stores than any other shopping malls. The materials and textures are thus better than the other wholesale shopping malls. Doota also has a duty-free shop.
Dongdaemun Shopping Mall：5. LOTTE FITIN（롯데피트인）
- Address：서울특별시 중구 을지로 264 동대문패션TV
LOTTE FITIN is a Korean shopping mall operated by Lotte Group. Although this shopping mall is not on the same level of Lotte Department Store, the quality of clothes is great compared to other shopping malls and markets in Dongdaemun.
The LOTTE FITIN of Dongdaemun is a large shopping mall full of small brands. You can find many fashionable items from this shopping mall.
LOTTE FITIN also has an extensive range of fashion items and clothes. You can find many men's clothing, accessories, sportswear cosmetics and etc. There are even parent-child restaurants, comics cafes, and food court. This place is perfect for killing time.
This shopping mall has the best facilities in Dongdaemun. It offers almost everything you can ask for. The size of the building is even larger than the Doota. From the third floor to the eighth floor, a total of 11 stories enable shoppers to spend a whole afternoon with lots of fun.
If you want to buy good clothes, I would highly recommend you to check out LOTTE FITIN. Although the price is a bit pricier than the others, you can shop unique fashion items and clothes here.
Dongdaemun Shopping Mall：6. Hyundai City Outlet（현대 시티 아울렛）
- Address：서울특별시 중구 장충단로13길 20 현대시티타워
- 2019 Holiday：February 16th
Whenever I go shopping in a foreign country, I always find a nearby local fashion Outlet. If you are lucky, you can grab a few off-season items at heavily discounted prices.
Hyundai City Outlet opened in 2016. Shopping at this fashion outlet is like playing a treasure hunt game.
Even South Korean people don't know much about this place. Many of my foreigner friends are also not so familiar with this place.
Hyundai City Outlet sells off-season items. There are women's clothing, children's clothing, bags, sportswear and more.
Since this place is a fashion outlet, not a shopping mall, you can buy many luxury brand items at relatively cheap prices. If you are lucky, you can get heavy discounts during the off-season sale.
Dongdaemun Shopping Mall：7. 2019 Dongdaemun Mall Spring Festival holiday
|Dongdaemun Shopping Mall||2019 Spring Festival holiday|
|Guanghee Fashion Shopping Mall|
|December 29th 5:00 am|
January 2nd, 20:00 pm
|NPH Peace Shopping Mall|
|East Peace Shopping Mall|
|Donghwa Shopping Mall|
|DDP Shopping Mall|
|Renovating (Store Closed)|
|December 29th 05:00 am|
January 2nd 08:00 am
|Blue Peace Market|
|September 22nd to September 26th|
|West Peace Market|
|Renovating (Store Closed)|
|Peace Shopping Mall|
January 2nd 22:00 pm
February 7th 22:00
January 2nd 08:00 am
|Jaeil Peace Market|
|December 29th 17:00|
January 2nd 9:00
|New Peace Fashion Town|
|December 29th 17:00|
January 2nd 21:00
From this post, I've covered the list of major shopping malls in Dongdaemun. You can also find their opening schedule for the Spring Festival season in 2019. If you have any questions regarding this post or shopping in Dongdaemun in general, do not hesitate to reach out to us.
I will see you in my next post!
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