Local expert guides to Seoul

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Local expert guides to Seoul

Stay.com local experts in Seoul

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Mijung Ashley Kwon and Jaewoong Austin Shin

Coffee Shop Owners

Mijung Ashley Kwon and Jaewoong Austin Shin are a husband and wife duo, and the proud owners of the Coffee Montage coffee shop in Seoul. Jaewoong Austin Shin is also the main roaster at Coffee Montage, and he and his wife, together with the team of passionate baristas, create some of the best coffees in the city.

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Ken Lee

Lifestyle Blogger

23 years old Ken Lum Lee was born and raised in London, UK. A Marketing Business major and a photographer wannabe, Ken decided to leave the UK to seek more colour and seasoning in which the world can offer, hence the blog started. Initially a private journal for his family and close friends, it is now open for the public to walk alongside with him and his Korean travels. Currently residing in Gwangju, South Korea, he is now teaching English in a public school.

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Cristina Drafta

Photographer

I am an addicted photographer, and a traveler passionate about the world. I write for Argophilia and other travel sites, and I like to use Stay.com to plan my trips. Hopefully, you can use my guides to plan yours too.

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JinJoo Lee

Korean Foodie

Originally from Korea, JinJoo now lives in the United States, where she still cooks with the flavors of her home country. She’s passionate about Korean cuisine, writes about her favorite recipes, holds a PhD in Computer Science and is a proud mother and wife.

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Shopping Like the Locals in Seoul

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Stay Editors

Yours truly

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    Dongdaemun Market

    Un unusual shopping experience
  2. Throwback Thursday +Add

    Hwanghakdong Flea Market

    The first flea market in Korea
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    Garden 5

    Multi-living space for the senses
  4. Daffodils (13199557235) +Add

    Yangjae Flower Market Center

    The flower kingdom
  5. Dior +Add

    Hi Brand

    European style luxury
  6. Hongdae flea market +Add

    Hongdae Free Market

    Not the usual flea market
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    Times Square

    Multipurpose shopping
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    Ttukseom Nanumjangteo

    Treasure hunting
  9. Dongdaemun Dapsimni 1-dong Comunity Service Center +Add

    Dapsimni Antique Shopping Mall

    A variety of Korean antiques
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    Seoul Folk Flea Market

    The hidden treasures
  11. Namdaemun Market, Seoul +Add

    Namdaemun Market

    The largest traditional market in Korea
  12. Chelsea flea market: The Classroom Printer +Add

    Sungin-dong Flea Market

    Bargain hunting in Seoul
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    Bangsan Market Baking Street

    The baking heaven
  14. Jungbu Market, Seoul, South Korea +Add

    Jungbu Market

    Traditional Korean market
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    Korea House

    Traditional Korean crafts and cuisine
  16. Kwangjang Market +Add

    KwangJang Market

    A mecca for vintage clothing
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    COEX Mall

    Korea's first cultural and shopping complex

Seoul's best kept secret, super shopping

If Seoul citizens know how to do one thing better than all the rest, it's shopping. For your trip, Stay.com recommends you take to the streets shopping like the locals do. Mall experiences like that at COEX Mall are good for the retail itch, but Korea House and Jungbu Market are more along the lines of what traditional Korean enthusiasts might partake of. Whatever your shopping taste, there's certain to be some of it in Seoul though.