06 March 2013

Things To Love About Korea #6: Socks

I was talking to another expat a while ago, and she told me that before she lived here herself she had a friend in Korea who'd constantly send her boxes of socks. She always thought it was a little odd...but then she moved here and it all made sense. 

Socks in Korea are plentiful, cheap, quirky and fun. You can't walk a block in Seoul without tripping over a sock stall, selling all kinds of awesome for two dollars or so a pair. There's polkadots, stripes, florals, bows and checks; funny faces, cartoon characters and yes, even Psy. 

As you can imagine, I've built up quite a collection...


  1. I love these socks and would so love to get some for my grandkids (and myself!). Do you know it they sell them in the states?

    1. I'm sure there must be some Korean-centric shops that sell them in the US, but I wouldn't have a clue where! But, if you search for 'Korea socks' on ebay you'll find a whole bunch of options...they make such great stocking stuffers!

  2. YES!!! That is all I have to say about that. Goodness, I really miss Korea!!

  3. I remember being amazed and smitten with the amount of socks that were on display and for sale in Seoul. They really are fabulous and nothing like you can find here. I'm not surprised you've built up quite a collection! :)


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