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Sinsa / Garosugil
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Address: Shinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

This trendy, tree-lined street has a European vibe and is filled with...

This trendy, tree-lined street has a European vibe and is filled with charming cafes and unique boutiques. Popular among locals as a fashionable (if expensive) place to shop, it is not well known among tourists.

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Come here to find some designer clothes

Short shopping street, come here to find some designer clothes. It is a kind of boulevard located not far from the metro station, full of interesting shops (small) with designer... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
St. Petersburg, Russia
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Short shopping street, come here to find some designer clothes. It is a kind of boulevard located not far from the metro station, full of interesting shops (small) with designer clothes. Several cafes are located here also so if you are not interested to buy anything just sit on the terrace with your espresso and watch Korean chicky-micky hipsters ;-))

Thank DmitryStPetersburg
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is lined up with cafes and independent fashion brands, along with some branded shops like Gentle Monster. I would recommend this place to those who want a more chill day in Seoul. The district is not very crowded (since it's more high-end) so it is a good place to hang at when you want to take a breather... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quaint shopping area but aside from some nice restaurants, the clothing stores are all the same in every mall and shopping district you visit. There are a lot of the same Uniqlo, Zara, H&Ms etc everywhere and lack of local fashions or works. This area is for people with money, as is all the areas around Apjujeong district. Myeongdong has... More 

Thank John W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was there with a few of my friends. We visiting the trendy shops - some famous brands such as Gentle Monster. This place is more like a museum than a shop selling glasses. You have other cute unique boutiques selling local brands. I adore the coffee shops there - big and great for people watching.

Thank World_explorer_HK
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a charming district lined with trees and everyone dresses up so fashionably! Seems like a higher end district but good place to hang out, people watch or just relaxing in a cafe. Had limited time in garosu-gil but will definitely return again!

Thank luvholiday9
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Sunday afternoon. The street is an upmarket shopping area with nice coffee shops or chilling our or people watching. It was fun to stroll down the street. There is a Line shop with Cafe. Coffeesmith also looks very popular and a place to be seen. Osulloc was good for green tea desserts. Lots of designer local... More 

Thank Vegemitelover
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here twice because I liked it so much. They have amazing cafes and nice clothes shops (Mango, Hollister etc). I went on a sunday afternoon and I think it was a good time, because everyone sat outside at a cafe. Don't go in the morning as shops and cafes might still be closed. I would come back here.

Thank Nicole546829
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

We got lost in Gangnam and ended up in this beautiful place. But it was too quiet and was not as fun as Myeongdong.

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

I went there on a Monday morning via subway. The ride was pleasant and not packed as I expected it to be as it was 9am at the time. People are definitely dressed a lot more trendy and fashionable here. Had a latte (excellent!) at Coffeesmith (left side of garosu-gil as you turn in and walk a few metres) before... More 

Thank DShim
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Girls are Hot Hot Hot and good good good looking here - great eye candy Must visit and be sure to check out every shop, might find yourself the next k pop star. Oh shops are a good on a small street Didn't end up linking the walk to apjugeong or cheongdam - it feels the same

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Trendy, chic, fashionable – these are just some of the words that sum up Sinsa and the neighbourhood of Garosugil within it. In particular, Garosugil has emerged recently to be one of Seoul’s most popular neighbourhoods; from the latest haute cuisine to what’s next in haute fashion, the restaurants, boutiques, and shops here tend to spark trends quickly spreading nationwide. It’s a magnet for celebrities, fashion industry titans, and Seoul’s elite and elite-aspiring, although some claim soaring real estate prices have led to a decrease in Garosugil’s independent charm. Still, it continues to remain one of the hottest and hippest areas in Seoul, so it’s best when visiting to make sure you’re dressed and looking the part.
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