One of the main tourist destinations in Seoul is shopping center. There is duty free fhop besides traditional market, department store, shopping mall, and underground shopping area. However, there are still many travelers, especially foreign tourists that are not familiar with this kind of shop. By shopping at duty free shop, you can buy any goods without paying taxes. So the price will be more affordable than shopping in regular department store.
1. Donghwa Duty Free Shop
Donghwa Duty Free store is located near the intersection of Gwanghwamun. It only sells imported branded products besides variety of local products. There is also foreign language service so you can shop more conveniently without communication problem.
Operating hour: 09:30~20:30 Open all year round
Location: Seoul Jung-gu Sejongdae-ro 149
How to get there: Subway Line 5 Gwanghwamun Station, Exit 6, In the Gwanghwamun Building 211
SM Duty Free Shop firstly opened in November 2015 at Incheon International Airport. But now it has a central store that located near the entrance of Insa-dong where you can enjoy traveling and shopping at once! Feel the unforgettable shopping experience that you never have before by buying your favorite luxury goods all in one place. And they’re all tax free!
Operating hour: Main Store 10:00~19:00
Location of Main Store : Seoul Jongno-gu Insadong 5-gil 41 / DF9 Area Incheon Airport
How to get there: Subway Line 1 Jonggak Station, Exit 3-1, and then walk about 3 minute
Store in Incheon Airport
Operating hour: 06:30~21:30
Location: Main Store : DF9 Area Incheon International Airport
3. LOTTE DUTY FREE
Lotte is the biggest duty free store chain in Korea with 850 branches spreading across Asia. Located inside the Lotte Department Store Center floor. Moreover it has a very strategic location being on the inside of Lotte Department Store and near the busy tourist district of Myeongdong Road. There is a wide range of Korean products as well as foreign products of upscale luxury brands. Ranked third in the world in 2015, Lotte is the leader in the duty-free industry with a vast selection of brands and products.
Location: Seoul Jung-gu Namdaemun-ro Lotte Dept. Store Head Office 9~12
How to get there: Subway Line 2, Euljiroipgu Station, Exit 7
Shilla is a global travel retailer with more than 550 brands. Located in Jangchung-dong, Shilla Duty Free Shop in Seoul is a center for over 550 world-famous luxury brands. In addition, the price is also more reasonable and affordable than other duty free shops’ price. Experience and have relaxed time with rooftop cafe, where you can enjoy a beautiful view of Seoul city!
Operating hour: 09:30~21:00
Location: Seoul Jung-gu Dongho-ro 249
How to get there: Subway Line 3 Dongdaeipgu Station Exit 5, right of Silla Hotel
Shinsegye also has a shop located in Busan and Myeongdong with its premium services. It offers guaranteed satisfaction for all customers around the world. Housing the shops of all major global brands as well as those Korea’s top brand which you do not have to worry about the price because there is hot sale every day up to 40%!
Store in Myeongdong
Operating hour: 09:00~20:30 Open all year around
Location: Seoul Jung-gu Toegye-ro 77, Shinsegye Department Store on 8-12 floor
Store in Busan
Operating hour: Mon-Thurs 09:30~20:00 / Fri-Sun 09.30-21.00 Open all year around
Location: Busan, Haeundae-gu, 15 Centum 4-ro, Shinsegye Centum City B1 and F1
Store in Incheon Airport
Operating hour: Mon-Thurs 06:30~21:30 Open all year around
Location: Incheon International Airport, 272 Gonghang-ro, Jung-gu, across from Departure Gate 4 on the third floor of the International Passenger Terminal.
Save shopping and travel budget at once? Why not?