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The best places to shop on Jeju

Discover where to get your retail fix while visiting the island.

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Chilseong-ro shopping center

Jeju is known more for its nature than its shopping. But there are places on the island where you can get a retail fix, from traditional markets to Duty-Free shops selling high-end goods.

Much of the shopping is focused in Jeju City, although there are options located across the island. And if you’re into shopping it’s well worth adding some of these locations to your list. Read on to discover the best places to shop on Jeju.

Jeju’s Traditional Markets

Dongmun Market Entrance
Photo: The entrance to Dongmun Market

Jeju is home to plenty of traditional markets that sell fresh produce, souvenirs, street food, and even some clothing. Jeju Dongmun Market is located in old Jeju City a short walk from Chilseong-ro Shopping Street. Seogwipo Maeil Olle Market is the main traditional market in the island’s southern city.

Perhaps the highlight of the traditional markets is Jeju Traditional Five Day Market. Located in Shin Jeju, this huge market opens once every five days (on dates ending in 2 or 7) and sells pretty much everything you could imagine. Exploring the area is a ton of fun and you’ll get plenty of opportunities to try food from sellers while in the market.

Jeju Dongmun Market: Jeju-do, Jeju-si, Gwandeok-ro-14-gil 20

Jeju Traditional 5-Day Market: Jeju-do, Jeju-si, Oiljangseo-gil 26

Seogwipo Maeil Olle Market: Jeju-do, Seogwipo-si, Jungang-ro62beon-gil 18

Chilseong-ro Shopping Street

Chilseong-ro shopping center
Photo: The entrance to Chilseong-ro Shopping Street

Chilseong-ro Shopping Street is the main shopping area in old Jeju City. It consists of two main parts, an above ground shopping street and an underground mall. The above-ground area is home to the larger shops.

You’ll find Korean fast-fashion outlets like Spao, 8 Seconds, and Top Ten alongside plenty of smaller fashion outlets. There are several sportswear shops including Nike, Adidas, Underarmor, and New Balance as well as several large sneaker shops. Finally, you’ll see some global fashion brands like Lacoste, Levis, and Calvin Klein.

The underground shopping center is full of smaller shops selling mostly clothing and cosmetics from lesser-known Korean brands. There’s plenty to explore in this long stretch of underground shopping mall.

Address: Jeju-do, Jeju-si, Ildo1dong 1296-5

Shin Jeju Nuwemaru Shopping Street

Shopping in the new area of Jeju City is focused around Nuwemaru Shopping Street. The street itself is pedestrialised and home to several shops, although the main shopping is on the main road that is parallel to this street.

Here you’ll find plenty of Korean and foreign high-street fashion brands including Spao, Nike, and sneaker shop ABC Mart.

This area is also close to the two main duty-free shops in Jeju City. Lotte Duty-Free shop is located in Lotte City Hotel and the Shilla Duty-Free shop is located outside Jeju Maison Glad Hotel. Both these locations provide the opportunity to buy goods from high-end brands, assuming you have an international plane ticket.

Address: Jeju-do, Jeju-si, Ildo1dong 1296-5

Shinsegae Simon Jeju Premium Center

Shinhwa World Christmas Tree
Photo: Outside the mall on a sunny day in December.

Shinsegae Simon Premium Center is an outlet mall located in the Shinwha World Resort. It has shops selling high-end fashion and handbags from brands like Versace, Hugo Boss, Prada and Gucci.

The mall also has an underground area filled with a mixture of Korean and international brands including AllSaints, Giordano, Plac, and Rockport. The mall is well worth a visit if you’re staying at one of the hotels in the resort of if you combine a trip to the mall with a visit to the area’s theme park or waterpark.

Address: Jeju-do, Seogwipo-si, Andeok-myeon, Sinhwayeoksa-ro 304beon-gil 38

Downtown Seogwipo City

Seogwipo City is much smaller than Jeju City and as such so is the shopping area. The downtown area of the City around Jungeong-ro is home to shops for international brands including Nike and Adidas as well as Olive Young, one of Korea’s most popular cosmetics shops. This is also next to Lee Jung-seob Street, which has some souvenir sellers and is just a few blocks away from the Seogwipo Maeil Traditional Market.

Lee Jung-seob Street Address: Jeju-do, Seogwipo-si, Lee Jung-seob-ro 4-1

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Duncan Elder

Duncan first came to Jeju in 2011. The plan was to stay for six months. 11 years later, he's still here and enjoys sharing his knowledge of the island on Inside Jeju.