Koreans are professionals when it comes to “Home Shopping”, and you’ve probably heard of a few websites to shop from such as Gmarket, Interpark and Coupang. But these websites are mostly written in Korean, so in case you’re not fluent in Korean yet, we found you some Korean online shopping malls in English. Whether you’re looking for groceries, fashion, cosmetics or even technology and furniture, they’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of the best websites that will make your life easier (and cheaper) in Korea.
ALL/MULTI PURPOSE ONLINE SHOPS
Global Gmarket (Android/IOS)
Gmarket is the most famous website to order online and Korea’s #1 shopping website. Lucky for you, Gmarket is available in English for foreigners living in Korea but also ships worldwide. Global Gmarket sells pretty much everything, with categories including Fashion and Beauty, Baby and Kids, Grocery and Healthy food, Household Supplies, Home and Kitchen, KPOP goodies, Sports, Motors and Tools, Digital and Electronics. All types of payment methods are accepted such as foreign credit cards, Paypal, etc.
11st Street (Android/IOS)
11th Street is another nice website to shop from. It is available both in Korean and English and delivers within Korea and even abroad (look for the “International shopping” tag). Like Gmarket, you will find all the necessary categories with a broad choice of items to choose from. For a nicer and easier “home shopping” experience, you can download their app on Play Store or App Store.
Interpart Global (Android/IOS)
Interpark is one of the most famous online shopping platforms in Korea, and one of the go-to “home shopping” websites. Like its Korean counterpart, Interpark Global provides all types of goods, but the English website is more focused on selling concert tickets and K-pop goodies. You will still be able to shop for fashion, makeup and skincare, grocery, electronics and many more. Interpark also ships internationally and you can download their app on Play Store or App Store.
Yesstyle is well known outside of Korea for Korean fashion and beauty. This website ships fashion, beauty, accessories, and lifestyle (arts and crafts, sports, homeware, etc.) products only. Note that you won’t be able to find food and electronics on Yesstyle. For Japan enthusiasts, the website also offers Japanese fashion, beauty and lifestyle products.
KOREAN FASHION/BEAUTY ONLINE SHOPS
Hotping is a shopping mall that offers clothes, shoes, accessories, and intimates. This shop has a very diverse clothing style that will fit many tastes. Few clothes are free size, but most pants and other clothing (shirts, dresses, etc.) go up to size XL. Be sure to check the measurement grid details on each item description to get your matching size.
Many female foreigners who have lived in Korea have at least once heard of the famous store Style Nanda. Style Nanda carries unique fashion, and people love this store for its runway, model kind of style. The online store sells clothes, accessories, shoes, bikinis and more. You can even find makeup and skincare, known under the trending brand 3CE. Sizes are available up to Medium.
*Reference: 10 Magazine (Link)