Pearl, charcoal, pumpkin... They don’t sound like ingredients for soap but at Be New, this is just the beginning. Our favorite at this Yeonnam-dong soap shop is the Mountain Goat soap that stands out for its similarity to mother’s milk. Not only are the all-natural ingredients great for your skin, you can also see how they’re made at Be New.
When the temperatures go up, it’s time to turn on Villa Soohyang’s “Sea Scent.” With its spray and diffuser functions, it can bring a little of the ocean aroma to your home. Scents like Itaewon 565 and Gangnam 8 add a local feeling to this Seoul store.
When all you want is to be dry, what better image is there than a cactus? At Cycle de l’Eau, you can have your very own spiny, water-retaining friend customized. Planted in everything from water bottles to Campbell Soup Cans (a la Andy Warhol) they can custom design a cactus pot for you from just about anything.
Though S.O.P. has a wide range of products from rugs to handbags, our favorite has to a product called Laundress. Think shampoo for fabric. Plant based and animal cruelty free, Laundress is available as a detergent, fabric wash, shampoo or stain solution. Yup, this summer no one has to know that you actually sweat.