Olive Young Myeongdong 올리브영 명동
Myeongdong Station (line 4, exit 8). 4 mins walk.
Euljiro 1-ga Station (line 2, exit 5). 5 mins walk.
Olive Young has raised to become “Korea’s No. 1 Health and Beauty Store” since opening its first store in Singsadong, Seoul in 1999. Today, it has expanded to over 1,200 stores across Korea carrying many leading and trending brands.
There are 5 Olive Young stores in Myeongdong, including its largest flagship store. They are all located within easy walking distance from 2 nearest subway stations in Seoul, namely Myeongdong Station (line 4) and Euljiro 1-ga Station (line 2).
Olive Young has become a must-visit for many beauty lovers on their holiday to Korea to stock up their favourite beauty products and to try/discover new ones.
Popular Korean Skincare & Cosmetic Brands at Olive Young
Korean skincare has gained much popularity over the years with their gentle formulas, herbal ingredients (e.g. mugwort, houttuynia cordata) and full ingredient listing on their products. There are also growing trend of brands sourcing their unique raw materials grown locally in South Korea and adopt sustainable packaging.
Besides the larger internationally well-known brands like LANEIGE, Olive Young also carries many small to mid-sized Korean brands (e.g. ROUND LAB, goodal, Beauty of Joseon) which are well-liked by both the locals and foreign visitors for their attractive pricings and good formulations.
There are also brands like AESTURA that started off supplying derma cosmetics only to hospitals and clinics before they launched their products exclusively for the wider consumer markets in 2018. Aestura has won Brand of the Year - First Place (Hospital Cosmetics Division) by Korean Consumer Brand Committee from 2016 to 2022 as well.
a) Popular Korean Skin Care Brands at Olive Young
b) Popular Korean Cosmetic Brands at Olive Young
✦ TIPS ✦
1. If you are not familiar with these Korean brands, you can visit Olive Young Global official website for the list of their current Best Sellers online. Alternatively, you can look out for the latest best sellers at each Olive Young store.
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2. Try to accumulate a minimum purchase of ₩30,000 if you wish to claim for instant tax refund at the cashier upon payment. Passport required.
Olive Young Myeongdong Flagship Store is the largest Olive Young store in Korea with the highest sales figures as well. It is located along the main shopping street (+ street food), Myeongdong-gil in Myeongdong near the Myeongdong Cathedral or Royal Hotel Seoul.
The store spreads across 2 floors with beauty care, perfume bar, body care, cosmetics, men skincare and lifestyle products.
As the Myeongdong Flagship Store carries massive brands and products, beauty lovers can easily spend 1-2 hours sourcing for their best buys. There is also 'A Twosome Place' cafe on the 2nd floor should you need to take break too!
1F - Masks, Skin Care, Sun Care, Mist/Oil, Spot & Lip Care, Cleansers, Dermo Cosmetics and Fragrances
2F - Make-up, Beauty Tools, Nails, Men's Grooming, Hair Coloring, Styling Bar (Hair), Hair Care, Eye Care, Foot Care, Skin Care, Body Care, Feminine Essentials, Health Care, Lifestyle, Food, Beverage and A Twosome Place Cafe
1F - Olive Young Myeongdong Flagship Store
2F - Olive Young Myeongdong Flagship Store
Olive Young Myeongdong Flagship Store
the largest Olive Young store in Korea
4 Other Olive Young Myeongdong Branches
Due to Olive Young's popularity, particularly among foreign visitors to Seoul, there are 4 other Olive Young branches in close proximity in the shopping heaven of Myeongdong.
If you already know the products you want to buy or unable to find them on the selves at Olive Young Myeongdong Flagship Store, you can check out the nearby OIive Young branches.
1. Olive Young Myeongdong Timewalk
☗ Room 108, 109, Timewalk Myeong-dong, 78, Namdaemun-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
☀ 09:00 - 22:00 (weekdays) | 10:30 - 22:00 (weekends & public holidays)
➽ Euljiro 1-ga Station (line 2, exit 5). 3 mins walk along Myeongdong 3-gil (passing by Haidilao Hot Pot Restaurant, the side of Metro Hotel until you see the Olive Young store, located opposite JD Sports & Din Tai Fung Chinese Restaurant). Same building as Ibis Ambassador Seoul Myeongdong.
Olive Young Myeongdong Timewalk is the latest Olive Young branch in Myeongdong, opened in October 2022.
2. Olive Young Myeongdong Central
☗ 1F Insong Building, 18 Myeongdong 8na-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
☀ 10:00 - 22:30
➽ Myeongdong Station (line 4, exit 6). Turn left to Myeongdong shopping street when exiting from the subway station. At the next cross street (@Nature Republic), turn left and walk straight until you see Olive Young store. 2 mins walk.
If you are coming from Olive Young Myeongdong Timewalk branch, walk along the same street, Myeongdong 3-gil (in the direction away from Euljiro 1-ga Station), you will come across the Olive Young Myeongdong Central branch in about 5 mins.
Olive Young Myeongdong Timewalk is the 2nd largest Olive Young store in Myeongdong and occupies 2 floors.
1F - Make-up, Beauty Tool, Perfume, Men's Care and Food
2F - Skin Care, Hair Care, Body Care, Health Care and Daily Goods
3. Olive Young Myeongdong Station
☗ 1F, 127 Toegye-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
☀ 10:00 - 22:30
➽ Myeongdong Station (line 4, exit 8). Located in front of station's exit.
Olive Young Myeongdong Station is small branch but carries most of the popular items. It is conveniently located just outside Myeongdong Station exit 8 or next to Tous Les Jours bakery-cafe.
The store is a great option if you need to grab something fast and perhaps have a coffee at Tous Les Jours as well.
4. Olive Young Myeongdong-daero
☗ 1F, 120 Toegye-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
☀ 10:00 - 22:00
➽ Myeongdong Station (line 4, exit 4) U-turn upon station's exit and you will see Olive Young about 10m in front.
Olive Young Myeongdong-daero is located across the main road, Toegye-ro, away from the rest of Olive Young Myeongdong branches that are located within Myeongdong pedestrian friendly zone. It is nonetheless a popular day tour pick up/drop off location with nearby Paris Baguette bakery-cafe and McDondald's.
This is a convenient location for those staying on this side of the road, dropping off from your day tours or simply want to take your time looking through all the fabulous products at Olive Young.
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