Adorned with the title of “Designer Street” , Garosugil Street running from Sinsa station to Hyeonade High School in Seoul truly lives up to its name with gingko trees following you, giving your mood a refreshing touch and setting a romantic tone. One can easily feel the charm of this street with one quick stroll of the shops, restaurants, coffee shops and boutique stores and once you reach the end, you will feel like coming back to have a closer look. The serene tree lined street offers a great location for making films, taking pictures, walk down with your partner holding hand in hand, chilling with friends or just sit and feel the beauty of the place.
The dazzling golden leaves of gingko trees in spring add to the charm of this place. However, autumns are also awaited as walking on the roads beautified with golden carpets of leaves is fun with friends and romance with your partner. One can occasionally spot celebrities and movie shootings along the street with gingko trees making it a perfect location for models’ photo shoots as well. The street gets rustling on fine days and weekends. Apart from celebrities, the mango people do qualify here to be oranges with their unique dressing style. Just gaze around enjoying your meal on open front restaurant or bar and you will find the place swarming with attractive ladies and beauty all over.
Often compared to Melrose Avenue of Los Angeles and European Street, the Garosugil Street preserves its distinctiveness with its own cultured shops that deserve artistic appreciation and cultural extravaganza. It offers the unique blend of the old and the new with modern stores springing on the lanes yet holding the evergreen touch of the cultural phenomenon in the past. Thus, it clinches the global arena while preserving its Korean culture at the centre. However, one can still find certain western brands and franchise stores, yet they have not been able to replace the ethnic touch and flavor of the place.
The place attracts human species of several genres of nature lovers, book lovers, art lovers, fashion lovers, food lovers and what not! The street is crowded on fine days with attractive crowd adding on to the ambience of the place. The exquisite quaint book shops give you a perfect ambience to delve into the titles and then make the purchase. The boutique shops provide an enriching shopping experience especially to the ladies and the young crowd with its entire range of upscale trendy clothes in synchronization with latest fashion trends. Apart from the antique boutique stores that deal with apparels and related accessories, shopping from the roadside stalls selling an entire range of accessories are often a good bargain.
The art galleries, many of which have been converted to shops by new designers and artisans offer splendid artistic beauty. With its host of restaurants, cafes and confectionaries serving a range of snacks and dining options, it is less expensive than the adjoining street of Apgujeong. Wines and coffee are must have with majority of outlets serving them in style and grandeur. You can also grab quick coffee from front windows if you prefer sipping coffee while enjoying the ambience of the street. One does not need to enter into the hassles of finding an appropriate restaurant serving the food of his choice as there are multiple restaurants offering multiple cuisines at one stop.
Thus, Garosugil Street ensures to give you an awesome Korean experience blended with modernity in such a way that reminds you of European and American style. Once you enter the street, you are bound to leave with amazing tasty triggers for your tongue and the cool style quotient that will definitely prompt for a re-visit to this array of cultural and artistic extravaganza.