Paju Premium Outlets, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do
We must have been the most excited over this place. Obviously our mission was to spend whatever hard-earned money we had before going for a long long long fast.
From Myeongdong station, ride on and change into Line 2 at Dongdaemun Stadium station, go all the way to Hapjeong. Take the Exit 2 to the bus stop and take bus no. 2200.
No worries if you can't read the stops above, because when you reach Paju Premium Outlets, it will be announced in English! So yay!
It was a rainy day.. *cues One Way's Rainy Days*
It was the best bus ride ever during my entire trip in Korea.
Although the weather was a bit gloomy, it wasn't sad kind of gloomy. Instead it was really peaceful.
And seeing the greenery made me wanna move to Paju and just stay there for the rest of my life.
Not sure how would it be during summer though. :P
Headed to the food court for breakfast first.
I like how the food court works. Basically you go to a counter which has all the menus for the stalls, order and pay before you are given this numbering device.
When your order is ready the device will vibrate and you can get your order at the stall. Awesome hor?
Went into COACH first but decided not to buy anything yet because I wanted to check out MCM and Bean Pole. Didn't find anything nice in MCM outlet (saw some nice stuff at Lotte Department Store though.. grrr.. now I want something from MCM!) but went crazy in Bean Pole because some of the stuff we on 30%-40% discount. Heehee.
Bean Pole is a Korean brand btw. I first heard of it when BIGBANG's GD was chosen as its spokeperson. Ever since then I started targeting some Bean Pole stuff to buy before I left for Korea.
Initially I wanted something from its Celtic line, but I ended buying other stuff hohoho.
Decided to split up and go our own ways for one hour.
Then met up in COACH, where I got myself my first COACH bag. Because the bag I was carrying during the trip was falling apart. So what else to do but buy? *grins*
Went back to the food court for late lunch at around 4pm something. Decided to eat before leaving.
We decided to leave before the sun sets because, well it was almost an hour journey from Myeongdong and we
We went back to the streets of Myeongdong, and guess where we ended in?
YEAH WE WENT INTO BEAN POLE STORE because I had to buy my bag. Haha. Weakling. Scroll down towards the end to see what I bought!
On the way back to the guesthouse we tapau-ed (packed) dinner. We passed this store everyday and night and it would always give out good smell so we ended up buying some chicken for supper.
Now, I shall unveil my purchases!
I was eyeing this bag from the Celtic line actually:
but in the end i got something like this:
And for wallet. I wanted a zip-up one from the Celtic line in brown. The funny thing was, when I went to pay at the counter together with the bag I saw the pink one below behind the counter and asked the sales assistant to have a look at it.
I fell in love with the light pink shade and ran to the two girls to show them, and Pakwan, without any hesitation said, "Get this one"
And that was how I ended up with a pink wallet. And discarding the things that I actually planned to buy for other stuff.
My friends have great convincing abilities eh?
And this red one was bought at the Bean Pole store in Paju Premium Outlets.
Not sure what am I gonna do with two wallets. Am currently using the pink one.
What I bought from lesportsac in Paju Premium Outlets:
I still long for the tokidoki range of lesportsac bags, but I'm not sure where to find them. The are sellers selling at ebay but somehow, I don't trust?
Am on shopping ban now, fyi.
Next up is about our experience in the DMZ half-day tour!