I seriously gotta rave about outlet shopping in Korea. It is simply RETAIL HEAVEN for shopaholics like me. Everyone who knows me knows I have a shopping problem. It probably doesn’t help that I have a young coteacher who’s just as bad as me. We seriously sit at our desks and shop online during our free blocks. Online shopping does get boring after a while.. so today we decided to sneak out of deskwarming duties early and go to the outlet in Gasan Digital Complex. We went to one store, Handsome Factory Outlet, which you mustcheck out if you’re into designer. They carry high end Korean brands that you’d find at Shinsegae/Lotte department stores, such as TIME, Mine, SJSJ, System, as well as imported brands like Jill Stuart and Lanvin.
All items there were AT LEAST 50-80% off, with some items having even additional discounts. My coteacher and I spent literally 5 hours in that one store.
Today was a HUGE treat for me because I can’t honestly remember the last time I really went designer shopping..
I’m excited to share what I bought!!!!!
Genuine leather motorcycle jacket by SYSTEM — Original price 500,000 KRW. I bought this for only 99,000 KRW. This is definitely going to be my Friday night jacket for the spring.
I told my coteacher I’d wear this Jill Stuart to her wedding (though she’s not even engaged yet!) I love this dress.. It was definitely a steal from 380,000 KRW to 120,000 KRW.
This Jill Stuart cocktail dress was a bit of a silly purchase. From 600,000 KRW to 240,000 KRW. The design instantly caught my eye though.. The iPhone photo really does not do this dress justice. It’s elegant and sophisticated, conservative and flirty at the same time. I’m officially calling this my Do Not Settle dress. Though I don’t have anywhere to wear this to yet, I’m saving this for a special night out.. ;)
So these were the only 3 pieces I bought. I LOVE THEM ALL SO MUCH. The quality, design and fit are perfect. I am convinced that things that are made in Korea are amazing quality.
Korea = shopping heaven = broke Christina.