27 March 2012

Seoul Walking : Fast Fashion in Myeongdong

I was thinking that my blog has been lacking a bit of Seoul* of late.  Experiencing this super sized city is a pretty big part of my life, but aside from the odd post here and there it hasn't really been a big part of my blog.  

I spend a surprising (frightening?) amount of time just wandering the streets of Seoul, soaking in the sights and sounds, reveling in all things intriguing and inspiring and, well, Korean.  I pop out for a loaf of bread and don't come back for hours because I get so distracted by it all.  And maybe you would like to be distracted by it all too?

Welcome to 'Seoul Walking' - an ongoing series of image heavy posts, each focussing on a different suburb or aspect of Seoul life.

Myeongdong (명동) is right on our door step and is possibly one of my most favourite places to be.  It's an almost always busy hub of K-pop, cheap fashion and pretty young things.  There's dog cafes, evangelists, fashionistas and tourists galore.  There's 10 dollar shoe stalls, two H&Ms, MMMG (my favourite Korean stationery brand), a four story Uniqlo (actually there's two of those as well!), three SSFW's (great for bags and accessories), A Land, American Apparel and so much more...


*I promise that I will absolutely stop making Seoul/soul puns soon.  Maybe.

12 comments:

  1. I want all of those jumpers so much!!!

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    1. Yes, me too! The knit wear in Seoul this year has been SO great (and so cheap!). The colours and patterns - swoon! I had to ban myself from purchasing any more as it was getting out of control...

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  2. oh my. i do like this - a lot! how do you manage not to purchase something everytime you leave the house? or don't you?!

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  3. Love these photos! Whenever I visit a city, I love to snap photos of everything I see because it all looks so....different. Fresh. But I never think of doing it in my own hometown! Should get out there, now that it's spring!

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  4. The ever lovely pilgrim left a comment but my stupid fat fingers deleted it...so here it is:

    "you're killlllllling me. seoul looks awesome!! i'm there! tell the dogs to move over on the couch cos i'm crashing it! ;P"

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  5. LOVE this Emily! I'm so glad you've decided to share more photos of your wanderings around Seoul. Your pics have provided a lovely reminder of everything I loved about that place (when I visited it for a whole 3 days!). Those pastel sweaters… GORGEOUS!

    I'm really looking forward to seeing some more seouful posts from you.
    *pun intended* ;)

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    1. Glad you're joining in on the pun fun! It seems unlikely that I'm going to stop...

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  6. What a great series! I have been wondering about all sorts of things regarding where you live and how you get around and along.

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    1. Thanks! Let me know if there's anything in particular you're dying to know, maybe I can do a post about it?!

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  7. Oh I would easily get distracted! Especially with the cute stationery and paper goods stores around. I <3 Korean stationery :) Thanks for the little glimpse into your neighborhood.

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