We’ve all seen those groups of friends or couples graciously walking the old alleys of northern Seoul in their colorful hanbok. And many of them seem as if they really went that extra mile for their hanbok experience. If you’ve ever wondered how it’d feel to be dressed as royalty, a scholar or a kisaeng artist of the Joseon Dynasty, Kukmin Hanbok Chabim might be your best suit. They are stocked with over 1,000 types of attires in various colors, themes and sizes (up to size 18). Targeting young adults, Kukmin Hanbok Chabim has especially nice selection of trendy hanboks with a twist. The shop itself is well-kept while the service is on point. Every piece of clothing that has been worn even for a trial goes through a tidy cleaning process, so everything in here is fresh and new. Once you got the hanbok of your choice, the staff will kindly help you put everything on (almost everyone has difficulty putting on a hanbok in the right way – let the staff work their magic). There are 2 Chabim shops located in Seoul, the first in the Jonggak area and the second near Anguk Station. The first two fittings are complimentary, and any proceeding fittings will have an extra charge. After all of the fitting process, you’ll get your hair styled for free by the professionals here.
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- 16, Insadong-gil,
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- Regular/traditional hanbok 13,000 won (4 hours), Regular/traditional hanbok all-day pass 25,000 won, Fusion/themed hanbok 20,000 won (4 hours), Fusion/themed hanbok all-day pass 35,000 won.
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