In Itaewon, an international city with many foreigners, there is an antique furniture store full of exotic “Itaewon Antique Furniture” where about 100 shops reside, selling miscellaneous goods that are lined up.
This began in 1970 when US military and U.S. embassy staff and their families left the furniture they used before returning to their home country. It has evolved into the street of antique furniture, the largest in Korea and not seen in Europe.
There are a lot of small antique shops on the street.
Most shops are open around noon and close around sunset, so visiting during bright hours is recommended.
You will find antique products made by craftsmen that have different expressions so each piece is different from another, and you can feel the delicateness and scarcity in each piece.
At Itaewon Antique Furniture Street, you can encounter various antique-style daily life items, such as chests, chairs, desks, cabinets, furniture, lighting lamps, pottery, accessories, and dolls.
On the street further round the central intersection of Itaewon Antique Furniture Street, there are many shops selling vintage furniture.
Those manufactured after 1945 are often called vintages, and most are actually used. Excellent products with high sensitivity are attractive.
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