Sunday, December 9, 2012

Day 10+11: Edae~

Edae is a well known shopping district in Seoul. It's located near the Ewha Women's University. It's close by Hongdae and Sinchon (which are also other shopping districts). However, the charm of Edae is how cheap everything is. The clothes are mostly aimed at female students, but you can also find some male clothes too. 

You can find some really great bargains here! I bought 2 tops for 15,000 KRW, 2 pairs of leggings (which are super warm!) for 20,000 KRW and these boots for 42,000 KRW. Bags here are also super cheap. The quality isn't that great, but it isn't falling apart or anything. 

I did end up going back again to buy another pair of boots because I can't walk on the ice and snow too well with these. 

My Tips~
  • Don't pay more than about 30,000 KRW for any one piece of clothing (unless it's a coat). Things go for extremely cheap and you can find really great pieces for about 5,000-20,000 KRW.
  • When shopping for shoes, know exactly what you want to buy! Shop keepers won't like it if you keep trying on different pairs of shoes because the more you try, the more they think you'll buy something. 
  • If you're confident with bargaining, then do so! I'm pretty terrible with bargaining because it makes me feel bad, but some people are really great.
  • You cannot bargain however, if the price is already marked on the shoe. Usually it'll be on sale items. 
  • Don't ever pay more than 55,000 KRW for shoes! Especially if they're a ankle boot or something like that. 
  • If you see something you like, then buy it! There's no real point shopping around for the cheapest price because they're all around the same price anyway! Sometimes its a few thousand KRW difference only. 

Finally tried potato twirls! Because of how cold it was outside, my potato twirl was pretty much cold within the first 10 seconds of buying it. 

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