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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 337 Traveler)

Latest 5 reviews of Shinsegae Dept. Store Main

  • Expencive shopping
    Visited the shopping mall in june 2019. Mostly expensive brands. Could also find shots like Nike and Adidas, but with quite high prices. Food court in the basement.
    Rating:3 Astkl2019-06-26
  • Mainly high end product shopping
    If you are looking for luxury goods such as cosmetics, perfumes, handbags and clothes, you can come here and buy these products. They offer duty free if you bring your passport. This is well catered...
    Rating:3 Kenneth L2019-06-09
  • Horrendous service at airport duty free pick up
    Firstly, the level of service at the departmental store in Myeongdong wasn’t great. Bought a Tumi hand carry and due to bad command of English of the sales person, I became aware only after payment...
    Rating:1 SharonKmf2019-05-27
  • High end store, and not much more to offer.
    The main reason for visiting was to go to a family friends restaurant. It was quite confusing getting to the basement food court. Once you find it, the restaurants aren't clearly labeled. There is...
    Rating:4 chillin2473652019-05-06
  • Branded duty free
    This place is first of have most of the branded high end quality product. It's packed with tourist .There is all Range products for kids and grown up. We enjoyed shopping here . Pop in early to...
    Rating:5 ASHTAILORSAMUI2019-04-30
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