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  • jkim7609
  • Adventurer

    • 72

    • February 23, 2011, 03:50:56 pm
    • Dawjeon, South Korea
about clothes in korea
« on: April 10, 2011, 09:15:13 pm »
I am Korean american. I am from the US. the korean clotehs don't fit me beacause its too skinny. Korean people are skinny and tehy like to wear it tight. I just want to know where other people buy their clothes. thank you


  • K04
  • Veteran

    • 235

    • September 07, 2010, 02:34:04 pm
    • Incheon South Korea
Re: about clothes in korea
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2011, 09:32:28 pm »
There is a Forever 21 and H&M in Seoul.  A little more expensive then the prices for things back home in H&M but huge store.


Re: about clothes in korea
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2011, 09:34:47 pm »
You can try Upsize in Itaewon and then in Myangdong there is a shop called Uniglo and in Dondaemun there is a department store called Doota.


  • satange
  • Waygookin

    • 11

    • March 14, 2011, 06:11:36 pm
    • Korea
Re: about clothes in korea
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2011, 09:48:50 pm »
I think you should go to Dongdaemun. They sell different kinds of sizes.


Re: about clothes in korea
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2011, 10:01:22 pm »
Where is that department store Doota located in Dongdaemun? Which exit?


  • jauntwithjo
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    • 152

    • September 07, 2010, 07:26:13 am
    • seoul, korea
Re: about clothes in korea
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2011, 10:06:10 pm »
UniQlo is a good store since it's a chain and there's usually one in every major metropolitian area.

At Dongdaemun, the Migiore (sp?) mall has a large size (women's large in US sizes and above) store somewhere on the 3rd floor, I think. It's right next to Doota. Not actually that close to the subway exit. It's been a while since I've been, but I think you have to take exit 9, Dongdaemun Cultural and History Park (not the plain ole Dongdeamun on the blue line). Er, it's been a while since I've been, so I can't give you good directions since it's not a simple matter of walk straight and turn once or twice. Hope someone else can fill you in.

I usually have no problem finding shirts, since a popular style is overlarge and drapey and that means perfect fit on me. Jeans and pants, however, I would suggest looking at the clearance racks: usually, it's the largest or smallest sizes they're trying to get rid of. I've found a lot of 30~32 sizes that way, and at an absolute steal!
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  • pinkynj
  • Waygookin

    • 15

    • April 10, 2011, 10:07:34 pm
    • korea
Re: about clothes in korea
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2011, 10:18:15 pm »
I can't speak for the men but ladies, there are so many places we can shop at (Busan).

I head to Nampo-dong Fashion Street where you can pick up loads of bargains and for those who are a UK 7 (shoe size), in Korean sizes that's 250mm (25cm) and you'll definitely find shoes/sneakers that fit. Another good place to head to is Seomyeon underground mall and Pusan National Uni. The only annoying thing is that the items are sometimes repetitive but as one person pointed out Uniqlo is also good and can be found in all the Lotte's along with Zara, Mango (MNG definitely in Nampo-dond). 


  • aemann
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    • March 01, 2011, 05:41:52 pm
    • Busan
Re: about clothes in korea
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2011, 10:35:51 pm »
Is there some website with a size comparison chart between Korean sizes and western sizes?


  • Kkh1m
  • Waygookin

    • 11

    • February 22, 2011, 09:20:33 pm
    • South Korea
Re: about clothes in korea
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2011, 10:41:55 pm »
If you're into vintage clothes, there are tons of little vintage boutiques in Hongdae! :D

http://shesaidshesaidblog.blogspot.com/2010/05/hongdae-vintage.html