Korea is globally renowned for its shopping. Whether you’re into luxury goods, cosmetics, street fashion, or smartphones, you can find so many amazing bargains here. The biggest mistake I made when we first moved here was shopping in the big department stores (Lotte, Hyundai, and Shinsegae) where clothes and cosmetics are stupidly expensive, even when they’re on sale. The best places for clothes shopping here are actually usually in little boutiques or underground street fashion shops. My all-time fave shopping streets in Seoul are Apgujeong-ro and Garosu-gil in Sinsa-dong, where funky, independent shops sit nestled in between luxury brands and chain stores.