Seoul Fashion Week may be a wrap, but our enduring admiration for the design talent based in the Korean capital only grows stronger. While scrolling through photos from the week has us busy planning our next trip, we decided to hit up two of our favorite local designers to get a list of their recommendations for Seoul shops, bars, restaurants and attractions. First up, Ji Il-geun of F.N.B.C. (Frdy Nght Blzr Clb).
6F WOOJUNG BLDG, SINSADONG, GANGNAMGU, SEOUL KOREA (서울특별시 강남구 사동 569-31 우 빌딩 6층)
"One of great shops in Seoul. The warm and friendly owner, Sooki Min, is the godfather of Korean independent brands."
Le Salon du Lapin ( 끼굴)
2F 410-12, HAPJUNGDONG, MAPOGU, SEOUL, KOREA (서울특별시 마포구 합 동410-122층)
"A unique and vintage taste bar in Seoul. Nice selection of malts, whiskey, various beer and cool music."
You Need My Yogurt
2F MECENATPOLIS MALL, SEOKYODONG, MAPOGU, SEOUL KOREA (서울특별시 마포구서교동 490 메세나폴리스 2층)
"Home made yogurt with various toppings. Refresh your body and soul!"
21 TONGEUIDONG, JONGNOGU, SEOUL, KOREA (서울특별시 종로구 통의동 21)
"Hanok (a Korean folk house) as guest house. Beautiful views and mom-made traditional Korean breakfast."
DDP (Dongdaemun Design Plaza)
2-1 EULJIRO7GA, JUNGGU, SEOUL, KOREA (서울특별시 중구 을지로7가 2-1)
"Designed by world-famous architecht Zaha Hadid, this is Seoul's design hub."