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Namdaemun market is labyrinth of shops interconnected by little lanes and roads (generally closed to traffic) with the roads and lanes hosting various stalls.
You will be jostling for space with locals looking for a bargain, tourists and shop/stall keepers creating a lively environment.
Sample the local foods at very reasonable prices and check out what's on sale - knock off clothes and bags, utensils etc.
Most things on sale aren't labelled. If you're not happy with the price quoted, you can ask for a discount or just move on.
This market is less than 10 minutes walk from Myeongdong. By comparison, things for sale in Namdaemun are not as "up market" as Myeongdong.
Went there twice and did not manage to find the things I wanted to buy as the shop owners were busy packing to close shop even at 4pm ish. The booths on the main roads were selling around the same things and I notice women's wear tend to be for the 40-50s+
Good deals and rip-offs alike are abound. It is organized into sections for shoes, adults, children, toys, etc. Some of the merchandise is low quality so be careful. It is interesting to just walk and do people watching.
All kinds of stuff in small shops along a labyrinth of small streets. Some large wholesale areas that don't do retail sales but majority do.
Fairly good quality clothes, accessories, bags, shoes etc at cheap prices. Be ready for friendly bargaining and you can make a decent buy.
Good roadside food shops with some delicious Korean snacks spiced up our visit too.
Good news for shopaholics out there. This place is huge and will take several days to cover all of theme. It has women, children, kitchenware, medicine, party supplies, toys sections. It is best to print out or download the map before you explore Namdaemun to save time. Dun forget to bargain while you are there.