Insider Shopping Tip for Dongdaemun Market you won’t find else where!
Dongdaemun is one of tourists’ favorite shopping places. Although it is known as one of the famous shopping areas, people still don’t know much about how to shop well around this place.
1. CASH ONLY
This is well-known among tourists that some Dongdaemun markets (shopping malls) prefer payment in cash. Therefore, you should stop by ATM and prepare cash in advance. There are ATMs in big shopping malls (normally on the ground floor), convenience stores and on the street as well.
2. RETAIL? OR WHOLESALE?
Dongdaemun actually started as wholesale shops selling clothes and accessories to retailers. Since it became popular and big shopping malls were established, regular shoppers started to go shopping to Dongdaemun as well. Thus at first it was divided into two, retail only and wholesale only. Nowadays, many regular shoppers go to wholesale shops to get cheaper goods or to buy a lot.
A) RETAIL STORES
B) WHOLESALE STORES
Wholesale stores don’t sell clothes by pieces. However, the price is much cheaper compared to retail stores. If you want to buy clothes in bundle for gift or to sell, visit to the wholesale markets. Many of the popular wholesale stores are surrounding Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) such as Dongdaemun fashion town, New pyeonghwa market, Designer Club, U:US and more.
C) VISIT AT THE RIGHT TIME.
Doota (Retail) Opening Hours
– Sun to Thu : 10:30 ~ 24:00/ Fri & Sat : 10:30 ~ (next day) 5:00
Migliore (Retail) Opening Hours
– 11:00 ~ (next day) 5:00/ closed on Mon
Pyeonghwa market (Wholesale & Retail) opening hours
– 21:00 ~ (next day) 18:00
U:US (Wholesale) opening hours
– 20:00 ~ (next day) 6:00/ closed on Sat
Designer Club (Wholesale) opening hours
– 20:00 ~ (next day) 8:00
3. BARGAIN THE PRICE.
Happy Travels & Shopping! :)