Walking into Kyahaha is like walking into a fever dream. This strange and beautiful shop is packed with vintage clothing and accessories, starting from the tiny courtyard and moving into the low-lit home—and really, home is best descriptor. You’ll take your shoes off at the entrance, exchange them for slippers, and will maybe then be offered a small glass of tea. A large heating stove takes up the center of the room, and the bathroom doubles as a dressing room. Large and fearful dolls stare down from the top of a traditional Korean lacquer cabinet. One corner is dedicated to the owner’s worktable, where she creates her own line of clothing in bright colors and patterns. You’ll leave with something unique, and the feeling that you’ve just been somewhere far, far away.
|Transport:||Hongik University Station (line 2), exit 7|