Today I have a sweet little boutique tucked away on the quiet Northern area of Hongdae to share with you! We discovered it one day on our way to Molly’s Pop’s and immediately I was sucked in by all the cute clothing on display outside! I am pleased to introduce you to “Star Shine” boutique~ sweet and girly vintage style shopping! ★
Inside I could immediately tell the owner was my kind of girl! Sweet colors, knits, flowers, hello kitty, and charming patterns all around you!
Everything feels so sweet and like it is one of a kind~ I love it! ★ hand-picked with love
Star Shine is a mixture boutique of select items and customized pieces~ I also recall a few thrifted vintage items mixed in as well, so you never know what you will find inside! She tends to get new items in every week or two, so it can be hit or miss~ but that is kinda the fun with these sorts of places The owner of the shop was previously a fashion major who decided in 2012 to open up her own shop so she could freely sell what she loved while making accessories and communicating with the customers.
She loves pinks, vintage, print, and cute details~ combined it makes for a very sweet shop!
Adorable fluffy sweater with a lace collar!
My favorites in here are hands down the knits! She has some made and picks out others, her color and texture choices are the sweetest you will find here in Seoul~ perfect for those brisk spring days here in the city.
inside the store you will notice a lot of little craft supplies~ the owner likes to make a lot of her own accessories and depending on what you want she may be able to make you something special as well! Her pieces all have a sweet handmade thrift store charm usually!
Earthy mixed with girly sweetness~
I knew I wanted a new sweater and could not decide! So many cute designs ♥
Pom pom hats and a sweet little leather something really finish off her outfits! I feel like I want to rent a cute little cottage in the forest with heart windows and pick berries or press flowers when I look at her clothing hehe. Hongdae Style is always a bit unique and sweet like this it seems!
cutie pom poms on everything!
Lovely polka dot pink and white stockings!
Star Shine Haul!
So after much debate I finally decided what pretty piece I wanted to buy from Star Shine~
I got this REALLY cute thick knit sweater! I really love how big and baggy it is on + I love the variation of knit and fun colors! Currently this is one of my favorite sweaters from Korea ^^ The cost was around 50,000 won, a bit more than I usually am willing to pay, but I found the construction unique and the material nice, thick, and soft so I caved in!
Directions to “Star shine ★ 스타샤인” Cute Clothing Shop in Hongdae
Star shine ★ 스타샤인
서울 특별시 마포구 서교동 331-10
Hours: 12:00 to 10:00 pm (7 days a week)
Price range: clothing ranges from 25,000-50,000 won mostly
If you are coming by the metro, as always Green Line #2 Hongdae Station (aka Hongik University) is the ideal choice!
Star shine ★ 스타샤인 is in a small back street of Hongdae a little bit away from the action, but it is a great area to explore! Fastest way is to use Exit #8 at Hongdae Station and walk straight down the road.
When you hit the main road of Hongdae you will see the small grass island in the center of the road, the little side street you are going to want to take is just past that!
After a short walk down the small road you should come upon Star Shine on your left! It should be hard to miss with its nice bright blue sign in English + usually she has lots of clothing out on display in the wooden area!!
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