Thursday, April 25, 2013

Shopping in Nampo-Dong

One of the great things about living in Busan is bearing witness to Korean fashion. Koreans are, stereotypically, very concerned about their appearance and take great measures to present themselves attractively. Being from Seattle where grunge originated, this change was quite refreshing. Everyday apparel in Seattle includes T-shirts, yoga pants, and the occasional candy-cane patterned pajama bottom. Here, Koreans sport everything from bows and brooches to cufflinks and cashmere as a part of their casual attire. 
This evening, my (amazing) friend Bonnie and I went thrifting in Nampo. Nampo is a popular district known to be a shopping paradise. If you have something in mind, chances are that you'll be able to find it in the myriad of shops and stalls that line dozens of streets and alleyways that wind through the area. Bonnie and I walked away successfully with tops, rings, bracelets, buttons, and patches. I had a fantastic time browsing the cute, kitschy items offered at the thrift boutiques and know that I will definitely be visiting the neighborhood again soon. 

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