00:54 how to get to the mario outlets
02:18 lotte factory outlet
04:26 the mario factory outlets
07:47 things to eat at the outlet
09:22 w-mall and Hyundai outlets
12:31 other smaller factory outlets
Vlog 34, Day 12 Gwangmyeong, Seoul Korea -
Gasan Digital Complex Station, Mario Outlet, Lotte Factory Outlet, W-Mall, Hyundai Mall Outlet
Music by Ukiyo: No Limit, Home
Music by Joakim Karud: Canals, Clouds
Korean clothing brands I tend to buy in Seoul:
Polham, Giordano, NII, Andew, Buckaroo, 8 Seconds, TATE, Clride.n, TBJ
(Not paid to endorse)
Hello agains guys,
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So today we are going outlet shopping next to the Gasan Digital Complex Station.
There’re actually several outlet stores including the Lotte and Hyundai Mall outlets but it’s more commonly known as the Mario Outlets because they have the biggest buildings in the Area.
So this outlet can seem quite daunting at first to non locals as you could literally get lost in the maze of buildings in this huge outlet area, not to mention you will most likely have to dig through piles of clothes as the best deals are usually in piles with just a price listed in the center, but if you want the best deals on unique Korean clothes, I’ve found the Mario Outlets to be the best place in Seoul to find them and I’ll help you navigate this place so stick around for some hardcore outlet bargain hunting.
So this building used to be called fashion island just a few years ago and it was my favorite building out of all the outlets as they seemed to have the best sales. But one day they seem to have gone out of business and Lotte took over and I haven’t given it much attention as the 1st floor seemed to mostly sell American brands at Korean sale prices which is still expensive for an American like me who can get all this stuff even cheaper in the States.
Well that’s until today when I ventured up to the 3rd floor for the first time where the casual clothing brands were located. Maybe everyone else was thinking the same thing as it was the least crowded of the outlets but it still had all the same brands and low prices I expect from the outlets here.
Ok guys, so this is the Mario Outlet. It used to be my favorite outlet out of the 4 major ones here after fashion island went out of business until today when I found out about Lotte Outlet’s 3rd floor area and you’ll basically find the same brands on the 3rd floor of Mario as you would on Lotte, so if you’re short on time I’d recommend you just hit up the 4 major event areas and go only to Lotte.
However, that being said, Mario seems to be slightly larger and Mayu and I still ended up buying something from here as well so if time isn’t an issue, feel free to check it out.
So as you can see, it can get quite messy digging through the event area but I usually spend about 100-200 dollars here and walk out with 15 or so shirts, pants, and jackets that’ll last me a whole year. One thing I forgot to mention however is that these events only happen on the weekend and holidays so plan accordingly if you are also interested in bargain hunting like me.
Ok guys so let me briefly go over the lay of the land here as it can get quite confusing from here as Mario has more than one building. After you walk past the Lotte factory outlet, you’ll come across Mario Building 3 and a smaller event area outside.
You’ll Enter Inside building 3 and you’ll come into a courtyard that connects building 3 to building 2. Once you’re in building 2, you’ll walk straight until you will most likely be lured by another smaller event area to the right and lose your bearing. Don’t worry, follow the crowd and continue ahead.You’ll end up here with escalators and the circular levels above. When you exit out of here, you’ll be at the big intersection where you’ll see the Hyundai and W-Mall outlets.
So right about now after the 3rd building and event areas, you’re probably going to be starving. There are several options for dining here. You can have some street food and rice wine like us or go to the food courts in the buildings, or even find snack vendors on the street if want to stay on the move.
So after we finished eating, we headed across the street to W-Mall where the 4th event area is located.
Although I always checkout the event area outside W-Mall, I generally don’t go inside as the brands there seem more geared towards the older crowd. But, since Mayu’s never been here we decided to take another look. However, in the end even Mayu sort of agreed that the clothes felt too mature for her but if you’re into a more mature look, you might want to checkout W-Mall or the Hyundai Outlet across the intersection from the Mario outlets.