The best shopping malls in Seoul attract shopping enthusiasts from all over the world. Most of these venues are located in the city’s vibrant districts, including Myeongdong, Gangnam and Hongdae. You can also enjoy fun-filled attractions within these shopping malls, such as museums, theatres, and art galleries. Fashion shows, art exhibitions, cultural festivities, and music performance take place year-round. 

    Many malls in Seoul even offer tax refunds, clothes alteration, and delivery services to the airport. To help you get started on your shopping expedition in the capital city of South Korea, we’ve compiled a list of the most popular Seoul malls.

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    Lotte Department Store

    Lotte Department Store Myeongdong is one of Seoul’s largest shopping malls. It has an impressive collection of apparel, accessories, jewelry, beauty products, furniture, electronics, and sports equipment. Inside, you’ll also find a duty-free store, an art gallery, and a food court offering local and international cuisines. 

    You can even arrange for your purchases to be delivered to the airport for pick-up. Lotte Department Store is directly connected to Lotte Hotel Seoul, making it convenient for guests to enjoy a day of shopping.  

    Location: 81, Namdaemun-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea

    Open: Monday–Friday from 10.30 am to 8 pm, Saturday–Sunday from 10.30 am to 8.30 pm

    Phone: +82-2-772-3008

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    Starfield COEX Mall

    Starfield COEX Mall has over 300 shops selling clothes, cosmetics, electronics, and jewelry, just to name a few. Booklovers will enjoy the onsite Starfield Library – it displays more than 50,000 reading materials arranged in 13-meter-high bookshelves.

    Children can play with colorful LEGO bricks at Bricklive – admission costs 10,000 won per child (1 year old and above) and 5,000 won per adult. 

    Location: 513, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

    Open: Daily from 10.30 am to 10 pm (hours vary by shop)

    Phone: +82-2-6002-5300

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    Mecenatpolis Mall

    Mecenatpolis Mall is an open-air shopping mall adjacent to the Hapjeong train station. It’s a popular spot for photography thanks to its vibrant communal spaces, terraced balconies, glass bridges, unique water features, and rooftop gardens. 

    The mall has dozens of fast food chains, cafes, upscale and modest restaurants with al fresco seating sections. The outdoor garden hosts events year-round, including art exhibitions, cultural festivities, and music performances. 

    Location: 45 Yanghwa-ro, Mapgo-gu, Seoul, South Korea

    Open: Daily from 10 am to midnight (hours vary by shop)

    Phone: +82-2-2269-7178

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    Times Square Mall

    Times Square Mall houses the Shinsegae Department Store, a movie theatre, bookstore, multi-purpose performance center, and a game center. You can also enjoy diverse food options at the mall’s many cafés, restaurants, and pubs.

    International brands available in this 5-storey mall include Zara, Adidas, Onitsuka Tiger, Timberland, and Swarovski. Movie enthusiasts can watch the latest blockbuster at CGV Starium (which has one of the world's largest movie theater screens). Times Square Mall also offers outdoor spaces – the Ecology Park is where you can relax after a day of shopping. 

    Location: 15, Yeongjung-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, South Korea

    Open: Daily from 10.30 to 10 pm

    Phone: +82-2-2638-2000

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    Galleria

    Galleria Department Store is a great place for shoppers who are looking for high-quality and branded items. It’s located at Apgujeong Rodeo Street, one of Seoul’s most upmarket shopping streets. 

    You can find just about anything at Galleria, from shoes, bags, accessories, to sports gear and clothes by big-name designers. Prices are towards the higher end, so you might be able to spot Seoul’s rich and famous shopping at the department store.

    Location: 343, Apgujeong-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

    Open: Daily from 10.30 am to 8 pm

    Phone: +82-2-3449-4114

    Price: Varies depending on the items selected

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    Doota Mall

    Doota Mall is a shopping malls within Doosan Tower, about 300 meters northwest of Dongdaemun History & Culture Park. The mall has over 600 stores that stay open until 5am – you can shop for trendy fashion items, souvenirs, and luxury vintage items. 

    Besides international brands such as Calvin Klein, Reebok, and Boy London, you can also find around 40 local designers, who have been selected via the annual Doota Venture Designer Conference. Doota also offers clothes alterations and tax refund services for foreign visitors. 

    Location: Doosan Tower, 275, Jangchungdan-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 10.30 am to 5 am, Sunday from 10.30 am to midnight

    Phone: +82-2-3398-238

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    Common Ground

    Common Ground is a one-of-a-kind shopping mall near Konkuk University in Seoul that was built with about 200 large shipping containers. This fact alone should tell you that Common Ground has a vibe unlike any other, but the literal stacks of hip, youthful shops with a focus on indie culture add even more originality to an already-special atmosphere. 

    Take in all the bold fashion and home interior items, or take it slow at the book café. Don’t worry, they haven’t forgotten about foodies. When you’ve shopped your heart out, you can unwind at the nearby Seoul Forest or Hangang Park.

    Location: 200 Achasan-ro, Jayang 4(sa)-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, South Korea

    Open: Daily from 11 am to 10 pm

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    Goto Mall

    Goto Mall is an underground mall connecting Express Bus Terminal Station (Seoul Subway Line 3, 7, 9) with Banpo Station (Seoul Subway Line 7). The stores usually target women between 20 and 40 years old – goods range from books and cosmetics to accessories, jewelry and bags.

    Goto Mall also has restaurants and coffee shops, as well as a movie theater airing the latest films. You can also visit nearby attractions such as Shinsegae Department Store, Banpo Hangang Park, and Banpo Bridge Rainbow Fountain.

    Location: Jiha 200, Sinbanpo-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +82-2-535-8182

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    I'Park Mall

    I’Park Mall is divided into 3 main areas: I’Park Department Store, Digital Shopping Center, and Event Park. This 11-storey mall is connected to the Yongsan Station and the KTX train station, offering convenient access to Seoul’s districts and beyond. Due to its size, I’Park Mall also provides a free guided tour of the mall's main features, major stores, and events.

    You can find an extensive collection of sports equipment, furniture, fashion, home and digital appliances. There are over 100 restaurants, cafés, bars, and an expansive food court. The mall also houses a bookstore, arcade center, outdoor garden, a digital movie theatre, and E-mart (one if the biggest discount malls in South Korea). 

    Location: 55 Hangang-daero 23-gil, Hangangno 3(sam)-ga, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea

    Open: Monday–Friday from 10.30 am to 8.30 pm, Saturday–Sunday from 10.30 am to 9 pm

    Phone: +82-2-2012-0101

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    D-Cube City Mall

    D-Cube City Mall is connected to Sindorim Station, offering direct access to Seoul Metro (Line #1 and Line #2). The train takes you to Seoul’s satellite cities of Ansan, Suwon, Incheon and Bucheon. D-Cube City’s ‘Korean Market Street’ offers Korean delicacies in a hanok-style eatery. 

    Besides shopping, you can enjoy plays, musicals, and exhibitions at D-Cube Theatre and Space Sindorim Theatre, while kids can enjoy fun rides and games at Pororo Theme Park. 

    Location: 662 Gyeongin-ro, Sindorim-dong, Guro-gu, Seoul, South Korea

    Open: Monday–Friday from 11 am to 9.30 pm, Saturday–Sunday from 11 am to 10 pm

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    Migliore Mall

    Migliore Mall is a fashion mall in Dongdaemun. It has hundreds of wholesale outlets, inexpensive boutiques, specialty shops, and a cafeteria. You can shop for formal and casual attire, maternity wear, toys, shoes, bags, and souvenirs at affordable prices. 

    The mall’s clientele is mostly teens and young adults, which means that the range of sizes available can be rather limited. On the bright side, prices here are about 40% lower than most shopping malls in Seoul. You can bargain with the vendors for even lower prices.

    Location: 263, Jangchungdan-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea

    Open: Tuesday–Sunday from 10.30 am to 4.30 am (closed on Mondays)

    Phone: +82-2-3393-0001

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    Noon Square

    Noon Square has a wide range of global fashion brands including Mango, Steve Madden, Jessica Simpson, H&M and ZARA. It’s also a popular place for clothes, shoes, accessories, jewelry, handbags, cosmetics, and skincare products from local brands. 

    Located in Myeongdong, the shopping mall is a 10-minute walk from popular attractions such as Myeongdong Nanta Theatre and Myeongdong Cathedral. Noon Square’s outdoor elevator is the 1st of its kind in Seoul, and offers a great view of the busy shopping district.

    Location: 14, Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea

    Open: Daily from 11 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +82-2-3783-5005

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    Daegu Express Bus Terminal Underground Shopping Mall

    The Daegu Express Bus Terminal Underground Shopping Mall is a place where you can buy trendy fashion goods at low prices. The name may seem like a mouthful but the merchants who originally ran the stores here teamed up to modernize the underground mall into a huge department-store-style shop called GotoMall. 

    They made shopping more convenient by adding elevators, escalators, and better lights. The massive Shinsegae Department Store, which is connected to the terminal, offers a different kind of shopping experience, and there are food courts on either side of the shopping mall where you can take a minute to relax.

    Location: 124 Toegye-ro, Chungmuro 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea

    Open: Daily from 9 am to 11 pm

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    Tong-In Store

    Tong-In Store is a shopping mall dedicated to traditional crafts, clothing, and books. Located on Insa-dong Street, the mall has some of the finest craft and antiques shops in South Korea. You can also shop for authentic Korean clothes – prices are usually lower than most boutiques in the city. Antique crafts, folk paintings, and valuable books are available here, but you can only purchase them through auctions. 

    Location: 32, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 7 pm

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