Top 10 Shopping Malls In Seoul, South Korea

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A technology enthusiast’s paradise, Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is the place to be if you love cities that merge modern advancements with traditions. Seoul is marked by towering skyscrapers, modern buildings, and fascinating architecture, and yet it remains old at heart with traditions. There are a lot of places of interest in Seoul. Various plazas, malls, and markets make it a shopping capital as well. Buddhist temples, palaces, and street markets meet the high-tech subways, rooftop parks, and futuristic plazas, creating the perfect metropolis where pop culture exists with rustic beauty. Seoul being home to many markets offers many shopping opportunities. The best and easiest way to spend your day shopping is at the malls. So here are the top shopping malls in Seoul, South Korea, that you should check out!

1. IFC Mall

IFC Mall
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Located on the B1 and B3 levels of Yeouido IFC (International Finance Center) is a large indoor mall known as IFC Mall. This commercial hub features a lot of international and local brands along with a variety of eating options. if you are a movie lover, there is a CGV movie theater for you to enjoy. The 4D theater is a premium venue offering seats that can recline a full 180 degrees. There are also hallyu events such as fan meetings and movie premieres hosted in this mall. Some of the shops that you can find here are Zara, MUJI, Starbucks, Hollister, and Cafe MAMAS, among others.

IFC Mall

Address: 10 Gukjegeumyung-ro, Yeoeuido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Website: IFC Mall

Opening hours: 10am - 10pm (daily)

2. Mecenatpolis

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Hapjeong station connects to Mecenatpolis, and this makes it a very convenient location for shopping. This huge mall spans 34 floors and has 7 basements levels. The huge size makes it capable of hosting an abundance of shops and eateries. There are many branded stores along with the Homeplus supermarket and Lotte cinemas. The place also has an arts center. This surprisingly serene mall has nice aesthetics, with beautiful umbrellas and gardens used for decorations.


Address: 45 Yanghwa-ro, Hapjeong-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Website: Mecenatpolis

Opening hours: 8am - 9pm (daily)

3. Goto Mall

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Goto Mall is an underground shopping market and one of the hidden gems of Seoul. Unfortunately, not many must-visit lists include it. If you want to do some shopping with a low budget, you will love this place. There are many local shops here that sell clothing, home decor, household essentials, and edible stuff. The shops mostly focus on clothing items, and you can find an array of trendy clothes for very low prices. However, being affordable doesn’t mean there is compromise on quality—all of these shops have high-quality products.

Goto Mall

Address: Jiha 200, Banpo-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Website: Goto Mall

Opening hours: 10am - 10pm (daily)

4. Times Square Mall

Times Square shopping mall
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Times Square Mall is the second-largest mall in Seoul. It offers everything under one roof, be it luxury accommodation, branded shops, high-end dining, or children’s theme park. The place also boasts about having the world’s largest cinema screen. Some of the shops on-site are Shinsegae department store, Kyobo Book Centre, e-mart supermarket, Zara, The North Face, and more. You can find some small budget stores as well. Yeongdeungpo station is linked to the mall basement, making access to the commercial space convenient. You can easily spend an entire day here without getting bored.

Times Square Mall

Address: 15 Yeongjung-ro, Yeongdeungpo-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Website: Times Square Mall

Opening hours: 10:30am - 10pm (daily)

5. Lotte Outlets Seoul Station

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Lotte Outlets Seoul Station is located very conveniently at Seoul station and can prove out to be your last-minute shopping destination just before you leave the metropolis. It features local and top-end brands and is a good place to buy supermarket stuff as well. The mall has enticing Korean snacks and savories that you can buy in bulk for a good discount. If you are a tourist, you might get a tax rebate and further discount if you spend a certain amount on shopping, but don’t forget to bring your passport. The brands available here include Zara and The North Face, along with many supermarkets.

Lotte Outlets Seoul Station

Address: Hoehyeon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Website: Lotte Outlets Seoul Station

Opening hours: 11am - 9pm (daily)

6. Noon Square

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Noon Square is a high-end shoppertainment mall located in Seoul. This mall provides not only luxurious brands and premium stores but also entertainment. Some of the stores you can find are Zara, H&M, Raum, Nike, Foot Locker, etc. This place offers a lot of leisure activities that will keep you busy. If you want to go for an upscale shopping experience, go to the fifth floor, which has all the top-notch Korean designer boutiques.

Noon Square

Address: 14 Myeongdong-gil, Myeongdong 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Opening hours: 11am - 9:50pm (daily)

7. Myeongdong Underground Shopping Center

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You can find this shopping destination just as you exit the subway, so it is quite easy to get sidetracked and wander here to browse. You won’t be disappointed with the number of things this place has in store for you. You can find local shops with cheap stuff that are good and reliable, and there are no branded shops. Customers especially like to look for luggage, souvenirs, and home decor items at this commercial center.

Myeongdong Underground Shopping Center

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

Opening hours: 9am - 11pm (daily)

8. Parnas Mall

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Parnas Mall claims to be a different kind of mall. It aims to give a unique experience, where shopping intermingles with art and culture. The place boasts brands that have never been featured before in Korea. The wide and comfortable corridors offer a calm shopping experience. Some of the establishments in this mall are Lululemon, HAS, Chanel, MUJI, AllSaints, CBTL, Konaya, Gong Cha, Globe Bistro, and more.

Parnas Mall

Address: 521 Teheran-ro, Samseong 1(il)-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Website: Parnas Mall

Opening hours: 10am - 10pm (daily)

9. Starfield COEX Mall

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Starfield COEX Mall is the world’s largest underground shopping mall. It features conventions centers, exhibition halls, and more. Shopaholics and fashionistas will surely appreciate the abundance of establishments here. There are many local, international, and luxury brands present at this shopping destination. For food, you have all kinds of options—from fast food to fine dining. Megabox Cineplex is also on-site, which is one of the largest cinemas in Korea, with a total of 17 screens. Other attractions are Kimchi Museum, COEX Aquarium, ASEM Plaza, and Event Court that hosts many concerts and activities.

Starfield COEX Mall

Address: 513 Yeongdong-daero, Samseong 1(il)-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Website: Starfield COEX Mall

Opening hours: 10:30am - 10pm (daily)

10. Hyundai Premium Outlets

Hyundai premium outlets
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Hyundai Premium Outlets is an air-conditioned shopping destination. This mall is located in Gimpo Airport between the terminals. It is so big that you might need a minivan to transport you from one end to the other. There are many brand outlets present, and the prices are generally discounted. Some of the labels that can be found here are Salvatore Ferragamo, Tory Burch, Jimmy Choo, Burberry, Prada, Miu Miu, Tod’s, Chanel, Balenciaga, etc. Just one day is certainly not enough to explore this place!

Hyundai Premium Outlets

Address: 100 Arayuk-ro 152 Beon-gil, Gochon-eup, Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Website: Hyundai Premium Outlets

Opening hours: 10:30am - 9pm (daily)

When in doubt, shop your heart out!

Everyone loves shopping. When shopping meets tech and fun, it becomes an even better experience. So check out these shopping malls in Seoul, South Korea, for a fun-filled day of retail therapy and other activities. Don’t wait any longer—pick up your shopping bag and head out for some well-deserved indulgence and extravaganza!

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