Saturday, February 21, 2009

Koreans Going Vintage

In high school most of the clothing I wore was from thrift stores. In fact this trend of mine lasted through college until my last few years.

This Korean Times article focuses on how places inside Seoul are catering to the desires of young folks looking for that one-of-a-kind.

I am very curious as to what these shops will have and would really like to go see them.

The market may seem chaotic at first, with the maze of stalls that look eerily similar and the narrow aisles jammed with people. A musty scent fills the air, while stalls are overflowing with heaps of used clothing, bags and shoes. (Pay close attention since some ajummas were spotted sleeping on top of their wares.)
Ooo, sleeping ahjummas....now that has to be worth the trip!

It seems that the article highlights how you can find vintage brand names. I would be more interested in searching for something that is vintage from Korean culture. Not a hanbok, but more like something kitsch that was left over from the budding pop-music generation of the early 2000's.

Thrift store shopping is all about looking at everything and finding something that calls out to you. Then taking it home and realizing it is just an old piece of junk.

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