Seocho Flea Market – 서초 벼룩 시장

One of the biggest flea markets in Seoul with over 700 vendors

Hailed as one of the biggest flea markets in Seoul, the Seocho flea market started back in 1997 during the Asian crisis, as a mean to encourage people to sell used items that they no longer needed. And it’s been going on for 17 years now. The Seocho flea market runs once a week. and gathers over 700 exhibitors.

The crowd of local enthusiasts and tourists that congregate down the street just outside of Sadang Station, to find great deals on used items, reaches the thousands. People flock at the Seocho flea market to find secondhand goods such as clothes, shoes, accessories, handbags, jewelry, watches, household items, vintage items, gloves, wallets, beanies, watches, jewelry, purses, hats, books and more, sold at rock bottom prices. Maybe not the place of choice to look for antiques, but nonetheless an interesting venue…

Besides the flea market, the whole area is pretty active, with small street concerts and artistic performances.

Antiquing Tip Of The Day

Most surprise deals at the flea market are found in unusual categories like Asian art, where it’s hard to distinguish between a $5 knockoff and a $5,000 original Chinese vase.

— Patrick van der Vorst, founder of and former Sotheby’s director
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