Here is my lovely derpy pony bag. Get your own derpy pony bag here!
Here is my lovely derpy pony bag. Get your own derpy pony bag here!
In this installment of “Oh my GMarket!” in which I share strange or cute things I find on GMarket, Korea’s premier online shopping mall…
Brownie is still everywhere! Who’s cuter, the precious children or the dogs? I’m gonna have to say the dogs because I know they’re not going to throw paper around and scream obscenities in my classroom.
Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band = Paul McCartney’s Sometime Club Sand. I bet Paul McCartney would be happy to know that at least according to this sweatshirt he was the true mastermind of the Beatles. (This is currently in my shopping cart… I like the colors and it’s pretty funny!)
“I’ve been looking for you all day” NOT CREEPY AT ALL, OWL. Did you also watch me sleep and cut the brake lines in my car?
And finally, A LEGITIMATE, UNDENIABLE ADOLF HITLER SHIRT. WTF.
That’s all for today. Also I have no idea where I found any of these shirts and some of the pictures have been on my desktop for months so please don’t ask~ I don’t know. Sorry!
I discovered a really cool new sock/stocking company while shopping at Kosney today. SENDESIGN/Pippi Stocking makes tights and stockings in really cool sheer patterns, like polka dots, flowers, and ice cream bars. As the site’s slogan says, “Every day is different when you wear Pippi Stocking! 30 days, 30 feelings!” So true, Pippi Stocking! You are so wise. Some people wear their hearts on their sleeves, but I wear mine on my socks.
I decided to dress as one of my feelings by purchasing the ‘rainbow’ socks. Each pair of socks is only 2,500 won, which is significantly cheaper than I’ve seen for similar pairs in Japan and North America (standard price in America seems to be ~$10.) The quality seems to be pretty good although I haven’t worn them yet. They are very soft and stretchy and not as thin as I had expected.
The coolest part of buying the socks is that they come in teeny tiny packets and they are organized in little file cabinet drawers. You can see the design of the socks in each drawer inside the metal plate where a label card would normally go. So, not only is wearing the socks fun, but picking them out is also fun!
I would really like the buy the knee socks next time but I’m afraid they would be too short for my long legs as they are a Korean brand and would cut off my calf in a weird place and make me look dumb. If you are short, you should totally go for the knee socks. For now I think I’ll just stick to the ankle socks…
You can buy these fantastic socks at Kosney, ALand, or D.NOMADE (never heard of the last one.) I want the ice cream bar ones next, of course. If you haven’t already clicked on the link, look at them here!
Plastic Island is one of my favorite stores in Korea. I do a lot of ‘eye shopping’ there. I only own one dress from the store but I wish I owned more! Since I bought the dress, it seems like Plastic Island has revamped itself into more of a middle level ‘designer’ store and everything seems to cost at least 70,000 won now, in contrast to the 35,000 won dress I bought about two years ago (I think it was on sale, but I don’t remember anything else in the store being so expensive!) Plastic Island has shops in just about every department store in Seoul and they offer clothes in three sizes: XS, S, and M. The medium is actually kind of big by Korean standards and could probably fit a US size 8! In the land of ‘free size’ and ‘one size,’ that is really something. A few days I was walking through the Sinchon Uplex and got distracted by the new Plastic Island collection which has some amazing patterns. If there is one thing I am a sucker for, it’s unique patterns. Anything with animals, flowers, pop art influenced doodles, or vintage designs really catches my eye. So I immediately ran over to their new Fall collection which is Baroque inspired! Similar designs like this have been big in Japan for awhile due to the obsession with French culture but this is the first time I’ve seen anything like this in Korea. Unfortunately I had just bought another department store skirt and couldn’t rationalize spending more money on stuff that wasn’t even on sale, so I vowed to come back in two weeks when some of the new line would probably be marked down. I will try to go there tomorrow because according to the Plastic Island website some select new items have been marked down!
Currently Sistar are promoting Plastic Island. Here they are modeling some specific designs that I am lusting after.
Here are some visuals of the Baroque collection, otherwise known as things I want!
Isn’t this a nice dress? It also comes as a skirt and ruffled shorts!
This painting frame influenced design also comes in several styles.
This skirt might be my favorite of them all.
This pattern isn’t really Baroque but it looked nice in the store. Also available as shorts which are on sale now!
Aren’t these beautiful? Even though I know I shouldn’t, I hope to pick up at least one piece from this collection before it’s gone because I really like the pieces and I can imagine myself wearing it for years.
I had seen this style of ‘2D’ bags online several months ago and thought they were the coolest thing ever. However, as they were from a Korean designer, I knew I probably couldn’t (and shouldn’t!) spend a lot of money on them. So, luckily, I accidentally found a similar style of bag on GMarket a week or two ago and snapped it up for about 30,000 won. My students got a kick out of it as did some random children on the subway. It’s much deeper than it appears and is big enough to fit books and magazines and and iPad and maybe a small laptop inside. One of my favorite GMarket purchases, for sure! The bag I bought is available here and there are many similar makers and vendors online, but this particular one was the cheapest I was able to find.
Another installment of “Oh My GMarket!” in which I share some wtf things I found on GMarket.
I bought my friend a present and this image was in the item description. It’s an “exquisite product!” FYI the exquisite product in mention is not a passed-out woman.
This shirt says “Lemony Snicket.” Would have bought this instantly were it not for the bottom part.
The amount of Charlie Chaplin shirts on GMarket is astounding. I think this is because Korean tshirt makers really, really want to put pictures of Hitler on their shirts. But as Korea has learned in the past, the rest of the world doesn’t like it when you commercialize Hitler’s image. So they just stick a hat on him and say it’s Charles Chaplin. This shirt confirms my long-standing suspicion.
That’s all for today! Got to finalize my purchase. I’m 11 G-stamps away from becoming a VIP member! ^___^