Every year, more and more independent Korean stores and illustrators are getting recognised for their amazing artwork and products – stationary has become especially popular too!
So we’re sharing with you four of our favourite cute stationary stores in Seoul where you can get unique items to jazz up your desk!
MMMG Store & Cafe
Cuteness Rating: ♥ ♥
Opening Hours: 11:30AM – 10PM
MMMG, or Millimetre Milligram, is a sweet little shop that serves as both a stationery store and a cafe! Based around the idea ‘the smaller things make the biggest impact‘, MMMG’s stores are full of cute and unique items.
Beginning in Itaewon in 1999, MMMG has always sought to introduce new lifestyle products, from notebooks to furniture, to it’s customers and has since expanded to include other similar brands, such as the Swedish FREITAG and the Japanese Karimoku, in their Myeongdong, Anguk and Garosugil branches! MMMG have also opened another shop called D & Department Store in Itaewon and a new studio-showroom in Namdaemun!
[For the Namdaemun showroom, the opening days are Tue, Wed, Thur and Fri from 1PM – 7PM]
Circus Boy Band
Cuteness Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥
Opening Hours: 11AM – 7PM
Circus Boy Band is a design studio that takes commissions for graphics, illustrations, and different products! Located in Seongdong, CBB offers many unique pieces of stationery such as calendars, files, memo stickers, notepads and so much more!
LINE Friends Store
Cuteness Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Opening Hours: Varies from store to store
The LINE Friends Store is one of the most popular store-destinations for both Koreans and tourists alike, and it’s not difficult to see why! Not only is the store themed around the cute cartoon characters from the LINE app, it’s also home to a wide range of products from toys and clothes to accessories and stationery items!
Set up in many different locations, the LINE Friends store is especially fun for children and adults. There are also LINE cafes in certain big branches too, where you can order sweet, character themed cakes and food! Currently BT21 merchandise designed by BTS Kpop group are super popular at the LINE store!
WARMGREY TAILCuteness Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Opening Hours: 1PM – 6PM Mon-Fri
Next up is a personal favourite of ours – Warmgrey Tail! Run by wife-husband duo Lee Hyuna and Kim Hangeol, Warmgrey Tail is an illustration brand that creates cute nature inspired paper goods and gifts, which include calendars, fabric posters, teacups and postcards.
Closely following the nature theme, Warmgrey Tail aims to tell stories, through their products, about all forms of life, from mountains to trees to animals. Located in Mapo-gu, the couple’s studio is filled with their sweet products, beautiful pieces of art and enough aesthetics to make your heart sing!
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Feature Image Source: ©circusboyband, 18.01.2018, instagram