The best shopping malls in Seoul are set within the city’s expansive shopping districts such as Myeongdong, Gangnam, and Dongdaemun, where shopping enthusiasts can enjoy unlimited retail therapy during their holiday. Expect hundreds of clothes, accessories, jewellery, cosmetics, skincare products, furniture, electronics, and sports equipment by local and international brands. Fun-filled attractions are also set within Seoul’s massive shopping malls, including aquariums, museums, theatres, art galleries, and theme parks while outdoor cultural spaces host fashion shows, art exhibitions, cultural festivities, and music performances.
For added convenience, these retail venues are also directly connected to railway stations or five-star hotels, and tax refunds, clothes alteration, and delivery services to the airport area widely available. To help you get started on your shopping expedition in the capital city of South Korea, we’ve compiled a list of the 10 most popular Seoul shopping centres.
Located within Myeongdong district, the iconic Lotte Department Store features reasonably-priced Korean labels and upscale outlets, as well as a duty-free store, art gallery, and food court that offers a wide range of local and international delicacies. You can find an impressive collection of apparel, accessories, jewellery, beauty products, furniture, electronics, and sports equipment. For added convenience, the mall can also deliver your purchases to the airport for pick-up on your way home. Lotte Department Store is also directly connected to Lotte Hotel Seoul, making it incredibly convenient for guests to enjoy a day of sightseeing, shopping and dining in Myeongdong Market.
- Opening Hours: Daily 10:30 – 20:00
- Address: 81, Namdaemun-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
- Tel: +822 899 2500
COEX Mall, set in the basement of Korea’s World Trade Centre, stands out from conventional shopping centres as Asia’s largest underground shopping mall. Stretching from Samseong subway station in the south of Gangnam all the way to Bongeunsa temple in the north, COEX Mall has 260 fashion, beauty, electronics, and entertainment stores, a food court, cinema, and an event hall that hosts classical concerts, mini concerts and magic shows on a weekly basis. After a day of shopping, you can also visit several attractions within the mall such as the Kimchi Museum and COEX Aquarium, which is divided into four themes and houses over 650 species of marine wildlife.
- Opening Hours: Daily 10:30 - 22:00
- Address: 159, Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
D-Cube City Mall is part of a 42-storey cultural complex at Sindorim Station, which comprises of five-star Sheraton Seoul D-Cube City Hotel, an arts centre, and an outdoor park that spans 33,000 square metres. Its connection to the subway station offers easy access to Seoul Metro (Line #1 and Line #2), which connects to Seoul’s satellite cities of Ansan, Suwon, Incheon and Bucheon. At D-Cube City Mall, shoppers can find popular brands such as H&M, Zara, New Balance, and Fossil while the ‘Korean Market Street’ is a good place to enjoy Korean delicacies in a traditional Hanok-style eatery. Aside from ample dining and shopping opportunities, various plays, musicals, and exhibitions are held at D-Cube Theatre and Space Sindorim Theatre.
- Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 11:00 – 21:30, Sat - Sun 11:00 – 22:00
- Address: 662, Gyeongin-ro, Guro-gu, Seoul
- Tel: +822 2211 0998
Mecenatpolis Mall is an open-air shopping mall adjacent to the Hapjeong train station, offering a diverse range of retail and dining outlets, as well as recreational and cultural activities. Fitted with an outdoor garden, vibrant communal spaces, terraced balconies, glass bridges, unique water features and landscaped roof gardens, it is also a popular spot for photography, art exhibitions, cultural festivities, and music performances. Shoppers can catch the latest films at Lotte Cinema while fast food chains, cafés, upscale and modest restaurants offer local and international cuisine in an alfresco setting.
- Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 – 17:00
- Address: 490, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
- Tel: +822 334-8181
Times Square Mall houses local and international retail outlets, a movie theatre, bookstore, multi-purpose performance centre, a game centre, cafés, restaurants, and pubs, as well as Courtyard by Marriott Seoul Times Square. Familiar brands available here include Zara, Adidas, Onitsuka Tiger, Timberland, and Swarovski, while movie enthusiasts can watch the latest blockbuster at the world's largest cinema screen in this five-storey shopping mall. Times Square Mall also offers plenty of outdoor spaces like the Ecology Park, fountain, and rooftop gardens - great for relaxation after a day of retail therapy.
- Opening Hours: Daily 10:30 - 22:00
- Address: 15, Yeongjung-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
- Tel: +822 2638 2120
Lotte Young Plaza boasts six floors of fashion brands that are specially catered for teenagers and young adults. Located next to Myeongdong’s Lotte Department Store, the shopping mall carries a variety of local brands - ranging from casual apparel, jewellery and accessories - as well as imported items from Japanese brands UNIQLO, Mooinyangpoom and Muji. Visitors can also enjoy a great view of Seoul at Haneul Rooftop Garden while fast food chains and Korean cafés offer ample dining options after a day of shopping. Perfect for fashion-forward shoppers, Lotte Young Plaza hosts several pop-up stores where you can purchase unique clothes, handbags, and accessories by Korea’s up-and-coming designers.
- Opening Hours: Daily 11:30 - 21:30
- Address: 15 Sail-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul
- Tel: +822 771 2500
Set in downtown Seoul, I’Park Mall is divided into three main areas, namely the I’Park Department Store, Digital Shopping Centre, and Event Park. This 11-storey mall is also connected to the Yongsan Subway Station and the KTX train station, offering convenient access to Seoul city and beyond. Visitors can find an extensive collection of sports equipment, furniture, fashion, home and digital appliances, as well as over 100 restaurants, cafés, bars, and an expansive food court. The mall also houses a bookstore, arcade centre, outdoor garden, a CGV digital movie theatre and E-mart - South Korea’s biggest discount mall. Due to its sheer size, I’Park Mall also provides a free guided tour of the mall's main features, major stores, and events.
- Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 10:30 – 21:00, Sat - Sun 10:30 – 21:30
- Address: 55, Hangang-daero 23-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
- Tel: +822 2012 0101
Doota (Doosan Tower) is one of the most popular shopping malls in Seoul’s Dongdaemun shopping district, where you can shop at 600 stores that stay open until 05:00! The mall houses a variety of trendy fashion items, sportswear, menswear, souvenirs, and luxury vintage items, as well as a food court and rooftop garden. Aside from international brands such as Charles & Keith, Calvin Klein, Reebok, and Boy London, you can also purchase the latest items by 40 local designers who have been selected via the annual Doota Venture Designer Conference. Doota also offers clothes alterations and tax refund services for added convenience for foreign visitors.
- Opening Hours: Mon – Sat 10:30 – 05:00, Sun 10:30 – 00:00
- Address: 275, Jangchungdan-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
- Tel: +822 398 3333
Also found in Dongdaemun, Migliore Mall is a clothing fashion mall that houses hundreds of wholesale outlets, inexpensive fashion stores, speciality shops, and a cafeteria. You can find an array of formal and casual attire, maternity wear, toys, shoes, bags and souvenirs at affordable prices. As the mall’s clientele consists mostly adolescents and young adults, do note that the range of sizes available here is rather limited. On the bright side, prices here are about 40 per cent lower compared to other shopping malls in Seoul and you can bargain with the vendors for even lower prices in Migliore Mall.
- Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 10:30 – 05:00
- Address: 18-145 Euljiro 6-ga, Dongdaemun, Seoul
- Tel: +822 3393 0001
Noon Square Shopping Mall features a wide range of global fashion brands including Mango, Steve Madden, Jessica Simpson, H&M and ZARA. It’s also a popular place for clothes, shoes, accessories, jewellery, handbags, cosmetics, and skincare products from local brands. Set in Myeongdong, the shopping mall is a ten-minute walk from popular attractions such as Myeongdong Nanta Theatre and Myeongdong Cathedral. Noon Square Shopping Mall’s outdoor elevator is also the first of its kind in Seoul, offering a great view of the busy shopping district.
- Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 – 22:00
- Address: 14, Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
- Tel: +822 3783 5005