As in most countries, Korea has several duty-free shops all over Seoul and at airports and seaports. Travelers can buy a variety of items without having to pay import duties or taxes. Prices can be as much as 50% cheaper than those at retail stores. The most popular items include cosmetics, perfume, liquor, watches, tobacco and sunglasses as well as traditional Korean handicrafts and ginseng. The products will be delivered to the airport prior to your departure.
Duty-free shops run sales from June to August and from December to February each year. It is a great time for everyone to purchase all of their favorite items, including men's and women's apparel, fashion accessories, children's wear and luxury brand goods at enormous discounts.
Incheon Airport Duty Free Korea covers a large area. It is subdivided by product type and the interior has been designed for efficient shopping. Duty Free Korea carries famous electronic products, cashmere items, tartan skirts and golf wear, wine, leather goods, the finest Korean industrial products and souvenirs, and also traditional food like kimchi, seaweed and traditional snacks. Over 500 luxury good brands are available, and the employees are trained to give the highest level of service possible.
Korea's largest duty free shop, with a 20 year long history, is the Lotte Duty Free Shop. It carries luxury brands from over 500 companies. Lotte has branches all over the country. It is conveniently located on the 10th and 11th floor of Lotte Department Store in Myeong-dong and a smaller outlet in the Lotte Hotel lobby nearby.
Korea's very first duty free outlet, Donghwa Duty Free Shop, is located in the Gwanghwamun area in the center of Seoul. Donghwa Duty Free Shop has its own purchasing team, which chooses only the best brands from around the world. You can conveniently shop there for the best in fashionable products such as perfumes, cosmetics, accessories, leather goods, and famous designer brands, all in one place. It has Korean products, worldwide brands and also other national specialty items. .
The Hotel Shilla Duty Free is most often frequented by Japanese and Chinese tourists. Hotel Shilla Duty Free is located in the Hotel of the same name. It sells hundreds of items such as perfumes, cosmetics, clothing, bags, watches, jewelry and so on.