Top tips for your 2023 Korea travel at Olive Young Myeongdong

Olive Young is the largest cosmetics brand in Korea, and its store in Myeongdong, in particular, is considered an iconic offline retail destination. Therefore, for tourists visiting Myeongdong, the Olive Young store is perceived as more than just a cosmetics shop. Here are some shopping tips for you as you explore Myeongdong and visit the Olive Young store during your trip to Korea.

Olive Young Myeongdong

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How to get to Olive Young in Myeongdong

Since you’re in Korea, it’s a great idea to visit the largest store available. In Myeongdong, there are a total of four Olive Young stores, but the biggest one you can visit now is the ‘Olive Young Myeongdong Branch.’ This store may not be updated on Google Maps yet.

To find it, exit from Exit 6 of Myeongdong Station, and simply walk straight ahead. You’ll eventually come across the Olive Young Myeongdong Branch, located in the building with the Converse store.

How to get to Olive Young in Myeongdong

Olive Young Myeongdong Branch

Address: 1-2,5th Basement Floor, 14 Myeongdong 8-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea (Postal Code: 04536)

Opening Hours: Open Year-Round / Monday to Sunday: 10:00 AM to 10:30 PM

Website: Olive Young Official Website

This store is quite prominent and easy to find as you walk along the famous Myeongdong street. Olive Young Myeongdong Branch spans two floors. On the first floor, you can explore a variety of color cosmetics such as lipstick, mascara, and lip balm, along with the latest Olive Young products for that month. The second floor is the main section where you can discover all the cosmetics and skincare products that Olive Young offers. The store is staffed with employees proficient in various languages, so feel free to visit without any hesitation and enjoy your shopping experience.

Olive Young Myeongdong Branch second floor

Olive Young Myeongdong Shopping Tips:

Tip 1: Olive Young Day

From the 25th to the 27th of every month, Olive Young holds its own 20% discount event known as “Olive Young Day.” While you don’t need to plan your trip around these dates, if your visit to Korea coincides with these days, don’t miss the chance to take advantage of the sale.

Tip 2: Last Pick Corner

Next to the store entrance and by the checkout counters, you’ll find the “Last Pick” display. Last Pick features heavily discounted items that are close to being cleared from the inventory. Typically, these items have discounts of 70%, and some may even go up to an incredible 80% off. Make sure to check out the Last Pick corner and don’t miss the opportunity for significant discounts.

Tip 3: Try Before You Buy

At Olive Young, you can freely use demonstration products. Korean women often stop by to lightly apply lip balm or lipstick and even sample perfumes during their shopping trips. Of course, you shouldn’t open products without asking. Just inquire with the store staff about the demonstration products, and they’ll be happy to assist you. It’s perfectly acceptable, even if you’re not making a purchase, to freshen up your makeup during your travels using these products.

Olive Young Myeongdong Flagship Opening Date

Unfortunately, South Korea’s largest Olive Young store, the ‘Olive Young Myeongdong Flagship,’ is currently undergoing renovations.

The reopening date is set for November 1, 2023. After this date, I will personally visit and provide a detailed post introducing the Olive Young Flagship store. Until then, please feel free to use the Olive Young Myeongdong store mentioned above for your shopping needs!

Olive Young Myeongdong Flagship Opening Date