What to Buy and Where to Shop in Daegu
Daegu is one of the most notable cities in South Korea for high tech and the fashion industry. In fact, Daegu has also earned itself the nicknames of Fashion city, Beauty’s city, and Textile city. This means that those who love to shop cannot afford to miss out on this part of the Daegu experience.
The city has a number of shopping malls, streets, and stores offering the latest and best in the current trends and unique design garments. Daegu also offers a great collection of leather goods, shoes, accessories, linens, wall fabrics, yarns, blankets, antiques, brassware, handicrafts, books, and herbal medicine.Read More
Bongdeok Market is another traditional market where you can spend your entire day shopping for clothes, snacks, fishes, and a number of other items at really affordable rates. This is a smaller market when compared to some of the other places featured here however, you can get some great deals and bargains on various Korean goods if you look around. You can also purchase imported food items at the black market store here.
- Opening Hours: 05:00 - 18:00
- Address: 961 Bongduk 1-dong, Nam-gu
The Chileseong Market has seven different lesser markets within the complex and dates back to the Japanese occupation period. This is a great place to purchase agricultural products and the markets within the complex are Daegu fruits and vegetable market, Apple market, Buk-Mun market, Samsung market, and Kyeonghyeong market. And yes, you get apples at the Apple market -- hardly a fact worth mentioning -- however, the specialty of this place is that very high quality apples are auctioned at really affordable rates here.
- Opening Hours: 04:00 - 16:00
- Address: 5/5 81 Chilseong-dong 1-ga, Buk-gu
E-Mart is major shopping centre where you can purchase almost everything under the sun. E-Mart has optical shops, film developers, commodities, processed foods, leisure products, flower shops, fashion goods, sports items, fresh foods home décor items, electronics, toys, and so much more. With eight branches across the city, there’s a good chance you’ll have an E-Mart somewhere close to you.
- Location: Depends on the store
Fashion Jewelry Specialty Zone
This specialty zone was created in 1970 and the market began to take shape early in the 1980s. There are a number of stores here retailing different types of fashion jewelry at a number of different price ranges. This specialty zone has been recognized for its various export achievements over the years.
- Opening Hours: Varies from store to store
- Address: 3F Kyeongil Building 61-4 Gyo-dong, Jung-gu
The mammoth Lotte Department Store has more than 700 foreign and domestic brands and other imported luxury goods. The complex also has nine movie screens and different events and attractions to entertain visitors.
- Opening Hours: 10:30 - 20:00
- Address: 302-155 Chilseong-dong 2-ga, Buk-gu
The Motorcycle Alley is a favorite haunt for motorcycle enthusiasts and features international as well as domestic bikes. At this large-scale shopping center you will definitely be spoilt for choice with the variety of motorcycles up for sale here. You can also purchase different motorcycle parts at reasonable rates.
- Opening Hours: 10:00 - 22:00
- Address: 160 Ingyo-dong, Jung-gu
Seomun Market is one of the most popular traditional markets in Daegu and has been around since 1669. It was moved to its current location back in 1920 and has more than 3,500 shops selling all kinds of items. This place is always crowded but you can find great deals on non-branded as well as branded items such as clothes, shoes, and bags.
- Opening Hours: 08:00 - 18:00 (The market remains closed on every second and fourth Sunday)
- Address: 115 Daeshin-dong, Jung-gu
Yangnyeongsi Medicine Market
This herbal medicine market has been around since 1658 and is also one of largest markets in Daegu with a number of oriental tea shops, oriental pharmacies, and restaurants. You can purchase a number of different herbal medicines ranging from ginseng to magic mushrooms here. On days ending with 1 and 6 a sale takes place in the exhibition hall downstairs.
- Opening Hours: 09.00 - 17.00 (Closed on Sundays)
- Address: 51-1 Namseong-ro, Jung-gu
Yasi Golmok Street
Yasi Golmok Street has a number of clothing stores and boutiques that sell some of the latest styles of clothing as well as footwear on the market. This alley is where you can find the really hip and young type of clothing really cheaply and despite the low prices, all the stuff you purchase here is of great quality. The street also has a number of karaoke bars, pubs, and cafés where you can relax during breaks in between your shopping. The only downside to this street is that most of the stores only cater to women.
- Opening Hours: Varies from store to store
- Location: Samdeok-dong, Jung-gu
XN Milano is a 14-storey mega mart with more than 600 fashion shops, seven multiplex theatres, and a number of other entertainment facilities. Every month different promotional events take place here. The mega mart also has restaurants and gaming facilities where shoppers can take a break and relax while shopping.
- Opening Hours: 11:00 - 23:00
- Address: 36-1 Namil-dong, Jung-gu