Tips for Underground Shopping + $10 Korean Fashion Haul

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Good morning, everyone!
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Today I have a special video featuring Q2HAN.
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Well, they’re not here but we both decided to collab
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on the topic of underground shopping here in Korea.
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So, I’ve been to many underground shopping centers
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in Gangnam, Express Bus Terminal,
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Jongno as well as Yeongdeungpo.
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And there are much more than that
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but those are the top four that I can think of
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that are quite big compared to the other ones.
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Underground shopping is very popular
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because you can buy a lot of clothes for a very cheap price.
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I often go during the winter
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to pick up a cardigan for 15,000 won
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which is less than 15 dollars
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and skirts, jeans, you can buy so much
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for a very discounted price.
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Because if you go to places like Myeongdong
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a lot of those pop-ups
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they buy from these underground shopping centers.
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So, they are reselling it for like a thousand, two thousand won more.
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But, yeah, that’s why if you have the time and patience
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definitely check out the underground shopping here.
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I think the Express Bus Terminal is the cheapest
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but personally my favorite is Gangnam
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only because it’s much smaller
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and there are lots of trendy pieces that you can find
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like all in one place.
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Express Bus Terminal, there are so many different ones,
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so you do kinda have to look around.
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However, if you are okay with that
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and if you want an adventure
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definitely recommend Express Bus Terminal.
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So initially Q2HAN asked if we could do a 30,000 won outfit challenge
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and to be honest I didn’t have the time
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to go to the other underground shopping centers for this video
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because of the travels.
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So, I decided to share some tips. I have five.
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And the haul at the end of this video.
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Number one, have cash.
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These stores prefer cash over card
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because it’s just easier that way.
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And you can possibly get a discount if you have cash.
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And also, you don’t have to pay an extra fee if you have a card.
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So, don’t forget to carry cash
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when you’re going underground shopping.
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Number two is make two rounds.
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Whenever you walk into the Express Bus Terminal
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or any underground shopping centers actually,
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you’ll notice that a lot of the stores carry the same shirts,
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blouses, skirts, shoes and whatnot.
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There is a possibility where when you buy it
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and after like ten steps
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you’ll see that the thing you just bought
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is actually a thousand or two thousand won cheaper.
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So I recommend that you make two rounds.
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First round, walk around and look for pieces that you are interested in
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and then the second one, go back to the shops that had discounted prices
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and clothes that you liked.
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I wanna say the deeper you go into the underground shopping centers,
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you’ll notice that the clothes get cheaper.
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So, right when you walk in you’ll see that, “Oh, my gosh! Everything is so pretty”
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and you wanna get all the shopping over with
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but then trust me
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like five minutes in you’ll notice that they carry the same stuff,
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but it’s cheaper.
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Number three is commit to a shop.
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So if you walk into one specific shop
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and pick like three to five things,
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there’s a higher chance that the owner will give you a discount,
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and if you use a card they won’t charge you
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because you just bought three to five things from them.
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So, commit to a shop.
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I usually commit to three to four shops
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and it would usually for accessories, clothes, clothes and shoes.
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Number four is to go on a weekday.
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Weekends are packed,
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and it’s impossible to look through all the items.
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So go on a weekday,
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and if you do wanna go on a weekend,
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in the morning because that’s when they open up
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and not a lot of people are there.
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During the weekends people like to sleep in.
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So go in the morning if you wanna go on a weekend.
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But it’s much easier to shop during a weekday.
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My final tip is to learn basic Korean when you go to the shops.
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A lot of them might speak English,
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but it’s just easier and friendlier if you do so.
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Some phrases or two phrases that I will share with you guys is,
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“Eolma eyo?” That’s “How much is it?”
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“Kkag-ajuseyo” and that translates to “Can I get a discount?”
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So, I hope those tips are helpful and now let’s get on to the haul.
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Everything I bought in this haul is 10,000 won or less.
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So that means it’s less than ten dollars.
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So I did pick up a good amount of stuff.
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So I will share with you guys now.
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And first we have this blue blouse.
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And I really love the sleeves because you can tie it
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and it’s just very cutesy and lovely.
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And I love the color.
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That blouse I believe was 10,000 won.
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And the next top I have is this shirt right here.
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And I just love this pattern.
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This was only 5,000 won.
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And I believe I bought it with one of the skirts,
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so I got a discount, actually.
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Moving on to bottoms now.
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The skirt I bought the shirt with is this long, pleated one.
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And I just really like this because
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it’s just nice and flowy and perfect for the summer.
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The other white skirt I picked up is this floral one right here.
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And it’s just super lovely.
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And I love how it shows off a little bit of black.
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Both of those were 10,000 won
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but because I bought some stuff,
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they give me like a 2,000 won discount,
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which is something I’m always down for.
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Next, we have these black shorts right here
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and there’s a ribbon in here.
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With this, you can wear something very plain on the top
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and your outfit will still look complete because of this cute detail.
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Next, I bought some comfy shorts to wear around the house
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and also the gym if I ever decide to go back.
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And here they are. Each of these were 5,000 won each.
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Both of them are gray.
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And finally, something that I can never pass by
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when I’m shopping underground are socks.
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Korean socks are super soft.
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And there are always so many to choose from.
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And each of these were about 900 won.
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But if you look closely at the tag, it says 3,500 won.
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So if you go to certain stores,
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they actually sell these socks for this price.
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I’ve been really into these transparent-like socks.
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Where it shoes a little bit of skin. It’s very mesh.
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And I just love how these look with tennis shoes
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or even sandals.
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I also got it in pink,
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a striped one,
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as well as just plain ones with a pink and gray detail.
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I hope you guys found this video helpful.
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This was one of the most highly requested videos from me
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to go to an underground shopping center and share a haul.
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So, I finally did it.
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And don’t forget to check out Q2HAN
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to check out their 30,000 won outfit challenge
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from Express Bus Terminal.
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And I do wanna say
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I love how in Korea you can buy a full cute outfit for an affordable price.
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And I feel like with 30 dollars you can buy a shirt in America.
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Like maybe two shirts.
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Definitely check out the Korean fashion here.
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If you want more fashion videos from me,
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comment down below.
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And in the description box,
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I’ll try my best to share the information on underground shopping
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because it might be helpful.
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All right, see you guys in my next video.
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Annyeong!
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