The Best Vintage Shops in Seoul

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Linda Dunsmore

While Seoul is the Asian capital for trendy fashion trends, the city also offers various unique locations for vintage shoppers. Here’s our list of the best vintage shops in Seoul.

1. Vintage Bonnie


Vintage Bonnie 빈티지보니, Seoul
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Already running a popular vintage store in the Hongdae area, the owner of Lomit Vintage has also opened up a store in one of Seoul’s hidden it areas. Vintage Bonnie in Ikseon-dong is an up-and-coming destination for vintage lovers. The boutique does not only offer vintage clothing and accessories, but it is also home to items and toys from the 1920s to the 1980s. Vintage Bonnie is located right across from Sik Mool, the it cafe/bar that turned Ikseon-dong into the hip artist neighborhood it is today.

The Beautiful Store

The Korean version of the Goodwill store, this small chain offers donated items at low prices. The revenue is then used to support the community through social programs. The goal of the Beautiful Store is to pass on the wonderful memories associated with a piece of clothing or accessory to someone new. The Beautiful Store has several locations across Seoul and even all over South Korea.

Courtesy of The Beautiful Store

2. Gwangjang Market

Market, Korean, Vegan, Vegetarian, Street Food

Gwangjang Markets food zone
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While this traditional market is mostly famous for the fresh seafood and Korean street food, it is also a wonderland for vintage lovers. The second floor of the market houses a wide selection of vintage items that range from clothing to army items. While you might not find vintage designer items hiding here, you can still pick up unique items to add to your wardrobe.

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