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Low-cost, high-efficiency living items

What to buy from the brands that art director Jiyoon Moon recommends

“ZARA Home always has hard-to-find, stylish items. Their kitchen towels in different colors, table mats and glass products for parties are the best.”

1 Paisley patterned kitchen cloths that double as tablemats or kitchen towels. 15,000 won.

2 Colorful, translucent cup coasters. 19,000 won.

3 Perfect dinner party glasses. 9,000–19,000 won each.

4 Fun lobster-shaped napkin rings. 39,000 won.

zara home

While Lotte World Mall has the monopoly on H&M home, Coex Mall can claim Zara Homme. It was the hidden card in Coex Mall’s re-opening late last year. The 300-plus square meter Zara Home also accommodates the kid’s line, where cute pieces are abound.

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“They frequently get new products, making their collection quite trendy. Their linen robes and bedding items made in India are an excellent deal
in terms of their price and quality.”

1 100% linen unisex robe. 49,000 won.

2 Patterned covers for pillows and blankets. 89,000 won.

3 An elegant glass box for jewelry or flowers. 25,000 won.

H&M home

H&M first opened in Korea to lines out the door. With prices lower than Zara Homme, H&M Homme is exclusive to Lotte World Mall. H&M stands out from the pack, using unique patterns and fabrics with a casual feel. This summer’s “it items” include modern and subtle linens and palm tree patterned bedding.

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“IKEA’s easy-to-match, simple designs are their strength. Although the brand is popular for furniture, you can also buy all kinds of bookshelves and practical trinkets, such as hooks and hangers.”

1 Towel hangers with adhesive stickers on the back make them easy to install. All five for 9,900 won.

2 This shelf will add an extra dash of spice to your interior design. 6,900 won.

3 Door hooks you can simply hang. 9,900 won.

4 A 5-in-1 pants hanger. 3,900 won.

5 A flip hook you can fold in or out. Three for 9,900 won.

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