Garosu-gil / 가로수길

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청수장 Once the hub of Korean de­sign, this ginkgo tree-lined strip is now more global big-brand fash than artsy stu­dios, but plenty of sip-and-sup­sters re­main. Get dropped off at the start of Garosu-gil near Sinsa sta­tion exit #8 /신사역8번출구 / on the right hand side of the street next to black-glassed J Tower. 20m down on the left is fa­mous Cof­fee­smith / 3446 9383 / cof­fee­ / the java see-and-be-scene. Next door is the highly cov­etable Si­mone Handbag Mu­seum / 3444 0912 / si­mone­hand­bag­mu­

Fur­ther down waits the Korean equiv­a­lent of H&M, Eight Sec­onds / 3448 4089 / 8sec­, and Å LAND / 070 7820 7549 / / stock­ing the lat­est Korean m/w run­way high­lights. On­wards till the three-way street points left to Apgu­jeong-ro 8-gil. Push on for the hip­ster-fre­quented Out­lab / 546 1553 / a trendy shop-cum-bak­ery-book-caff for chic fash­ion finds and pop-up events; or if you’re pecky fol­low your nose to the street par­al­lel, with gas­tro plea­sures aplenty. At the dead­end, turn back to the main drag and look up – Thai Heal­ing is on the 3/F / 3448 1313 / to soak tired trot­ters, or for power shop­pers a short cab ride will take you to the Apgu­jeong/Cheong­dam-dong itin.

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