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Shinsegae Department Store

  63, Sogong-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul  

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 Shinsegae Department Store is the largest and oldest retailer in Korea. Shinsegae Department Store was the first to introduce the concept of the department store to Korea in the 1930s. In present day the store is positioned as a luxury department store that features several different departments and a wide variety of brand names, from up and coming designers to the world’s top three luxury labels. The store offers a new lifestyle experience as a venue that mixes shopping with culture.
The flagship store of Shinsegae Department Store has an interesting history as Korea’s first department store. The main building of the store was opened in 1930 as the Gyeongsong branch of Mitsukoshi, a Japanese department store franchise. The store adopted its current name in 1963, and since then has opened many branches all over Korea. The flagship store is an iconic place that symbolizes Shinsegae’s traditions and values and its elegant architecture recalls its long history. 

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Address
  63, Sogong-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul  
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Line 4 Hoehyeon Exit 7. Walk 5 minutes.

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Traveler RatingRating:4.0 (Based on 349 Traveler)

Latest 5 reviews of Shinsegae Dept. Store Main

  • A surprisingly great place for food!
    The good hall is connected to Hyewha underground and is brilliant! Shopping is very high end. Tax free floors are 8-12 (not very well advertised), but we found it overrated with not much bargains...
    Rating:5 Paul49662019-11-04
  • saks 5th of seoul
    good meeting point. tours start in front (facing woori bank) browse around. enjoy a snack at the many coffee shops. walk the perimeter to orient the shopping and landmarks.
    Rating:3 lakwatsera20142019-10-25
  • Great place to visit for family!
    The food court at the basement is great! Clean and affordable price. Free WiFi, nice kids area at level 7. Wish the staff could be friendlier but my daughter was only playing as we couldn’t lug the...
    Rating:5 leesysg2019-10-13
  • Nice Food Court
    If you’re into food then you might enjoy visiting here. They have food kiosks mainly korean, nice high end grocery, deli section with all sorts of cheese and cakes and sweets area.
    Rating:4 annmargaretcob2019-10-01
  • Typical Upscale Department Store
    A friend and I decided to check out this department store after looking around Namdaemun Market, where you can find just about anything you want and haggle over the cost. Shinsegae is at the other...
    Rating:4 Rumples2019-09-17
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