Thrifting in Korea | Thrift With Me at a Second Hand Shop in Seoul


Good morning guys, it is Sunday morning – afternoon
actually. And we are in Mangwon, and we’re going to
go to a thrift store that I just found, I’ve been dying to go to, I’m really excited! The people are so nice, I’ve asked them so
many questions like “can I bring my dog?” “are you guys open on Sundays?” (cause there was conflicting information)
So the people who work there are super nice, its a second hand store, any body can sell
there, any body can donate there, so let’s go find some stuff hopefully! Let’s go! Well this was an incredibly dangerous discover. So this is called Market Inu, and they have
two locations:they have one here in Mangwon and its right next to Mangwon Station, you
can’t get lost. And then there’s one near Seoul-dae-pu-gu
Station, or Seoul National University, and that’s only open Mon-Fri, but Mangwon is open
on the weekends. And I got a jacket, like a kind of coat (I
think it will be better for Spring), and a sweater, and a pair of socks! So the socks are the only thing that aren’t
second hand that’s from a local brand made in Korea, they have a couple jewelry pieces
and a couple notebooks too. And they’re all tied to promoting the community~
I don’t know that place is just really cool, they were playing really awesome Japanese
music…They have a small men’s section, mostly women’s. The shoes were mostly small, the pants were
also mostly small – I think the biggest size I saw was 29 in womens…But they had handbags,
coats, substantial coats!, they had boots, they had bags, oh my goodness! I love thrifting so I get really excited when
I find a new place, and the people there were so nice. It’s all about reselling and trying to create
the best impact on the world as possible. I really like them, I will link their very
dangerous Instagram down below, where they show their coolest stuff. Most of their stuff was between 5,000won to
30,000 was the highest I saw. But I think that it’s pretty good shop so
now we’re going to hit a cafe, and wait for my boyfriend to wake up, we’re going to go
get lunch, and let’s go!! Good day~ Okay boyfriend is awake so we’re
going to go get lunch, I’m going to go meet him. And that cafe was really nice, I got a mocha
which I never do I’m always just black tea or black coffee but I totally got a mocha
so I’m going to be really really hyper and my boyfriend’s going to hate me. But that’s totally fine~ So now we’re going
to catch a bus go over to Sinchon, leave this area – Mangwon is the super hipster area now. Especially this street, so everything is packed
because its all the ~cool~stuff. So I got to go focus and get on my bus! Let’s get out of here! We have no ventured to Yeouido, because we
have a Starbucks gift card, that we want to use but we want it to be an empty Starbucks
because Starbucks are always crowded…so we came to Yeouido where it should be abandoned
on a Sunday, and it pretty much is, so hopefully we find an empty cafe~ Okay! So that place was called Market Inu as I said,
and I saw brands there like kind of no-name brands but also Zara, and I think…oh and
Hollister which I havent seen since middle school. This sweater which I quite like, its not a
color I would normally try red isnt usually my thing, but I got this and it was 6,000won
my jacket was actually the most expensive and it was 17,000 but I really like it. And I got socks that were 5,000 which is kind
of expensive, but they were not thrifted they were from a local brand that does organic
cotton and they give a certain amount to children’s aide. I hope that was helpful for you guys, its
been a year since I made my last thrifting in Korea video, which is crazy because I thrift
like everyday, I try not to. But yeah that was a new find for me, but I
usually still just go to Vin Prime because that’s my rock. Also I wanted to say that I finished my first
book of 2018! It is The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. I thought it was really good, it got to be
a little confusing it is chronological, but there are big chunks missing and it kind of
switches characters just once – like everything was from one POV and then randomly there was
another persons POV for like 5 pages… I find this period in history very very interesting. In elementary school I read everything I could
possibly read about Harriet Tubman. Oh I actually never read the back but apparently
it was Oprah Winfrey’s book club selection for 2016. I’ve been getting a lot of requests to do
more book related videos so I think my next video will be about my all time favorite books. I have to actually organize my thoughts and
I know that I’m going to forget some and in the comments I’ll add a thousand more. I’m currently reading a Salman Rushide ‘The
Golden House’ I will let you know what I think about that once I finish it, and yeah oh! Sorry guys I forgot that I never actually
said how I felt about Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Buried Giant. I did really like it – I also along with Harriet
Tubman, went through a period of being obsessed with King Arthur, I was a weird kid, big history
buff. It’s set kind of in that time period the Dark
Ages of England. At first I thought it was just going to kind
of be like this adventure story, but the end was really philosophical, as expected of Kazuo
Ishiguro. Like literally the last page had me going
like ‘ooooooooooh’ and now I kind of want to read it again. I would only read it if you’re kind of into
that medieval style of writing, it could get kind of boring. I was a relatively quick read, less than 400
pages. I enjoyed it, but its very different from
Never Let Me Go if you have read that, by this author. And if you havent you should because that’s
*spoiler alert* one of my favorite books. This was my last book of 2017, first book
of 2018, off to a good start. I will need to wrap this up, I can talk about
books forever, so I will catch you guys later….The air was really really bad today so actually
all public transportation was free to get people off the streets so that they didnt
have to walk long distances in this really bad air. So I normally just walk home but today I took
the bus…Even though I had a face mask. If you are in Korea, I hope you are doing
alright, wearing your face masks, staying inside, drinking lots of water, make sure
you shower and really wash your hair. Stuff like that. So anyway I keep rambling so I will see you
guys next time, thank you as always for joining me! and have a good one! Byeeee!!!

98 thoughts on “Thrifting in Korea | Thrift With Me at a Second Hand Shop in Seoul

  1. (slightly?) unrelated but I loved the music you had at the beginning of your video– I felt like I was transported into an 80's movie in the absolute best way possible~

  2. I read Never Let Me Go for my English class like two years ago and it has definitely been one of the better books I had to read for school (and I had to read A Lot)!

  3. Wow I hope your lungs are okay! I saw a few pictures and it looks scary. How ironic is it that my first book of the year was Song of the Sparrow, a book written in a lyrical style about the lady of shallot and King Arthur. I was obsessed with historical fiction as a kid. That thrift store looks really cool btw. I'm going thrifting with my sister next weekend and I hope my finds are as good as yours were!

  4. Another calming vlog from you, Cari! Thank you so much for taking us with you! Have you ever thought of having a Goodreads account? I know so many of your followers would like seeing your reviews on there as well! ❤️

  5. gaah, Never Let Me Go made such an impression on me.. such a beautiful piece of work.. love it, I've just started reading The Buried Giant, will see how I feel about it 🙂 <3

  6. I feel like thifting is always an adventure and it's exciting to find a jem among the many piles of clothes 🙂 Plus I saw cat socks which makes me very happy because I love cats hehe I love to read but in the past year I lost the motivation to get into a good book but this year I told myself it's time to get back into my old routine even If I start off slow. I love your book reviews by the way! 🙂

  7. Hey Cari, you should have a goodreads account! It would be a easy way of keeping up with your readings and reviews~ loved the video 💛💛

  8. awesome shop!! dangerous discovery indeed!! 😆
    the sweater looks really good on you!! I know red coloured clothing can be quite challenging for redheads… but you look great!! 👍😊

  9. Are clothes in general cheaper or more expensive in Korea? Not necessarily thrifted. I really love the style and haven't found too many things in the US. If I ever visited Korea, would clothes shopping be worth it?🤔

  10. I love thrifting too which is where I also buy some books because it’s cheaper and I happen to find way more Agatha Christie books there.

  11. can I just say that the montage at the café was beautiful??? The clips and the song went so well together and my eyes started feeling a little wet!!

  12. yaaaasss that thrift shop looks full of cool stuff.
    I really like the red jumper on you ! I'm a redhead too and never thought i could wear red when I was younger but it actually works really well 🙂
    also, what do you do with your books once you've read them? do you keep them all cus you must have a lot haha
    in UK we would just give all our books to the charity shop but seems like donations aren't really a thing in korea…

  13. That would be amazing to know what are your favorite books. I could use some idea for new books to read. And you look super cute in the jacket you got. When you tried it on I was thinking I hope she gets it, it looks so good on her.

  14. Thank you for your videos ^__^ Been a low-key follower for about a year and a half now. I was in Korea last february around 설날 and took recommendations from some of your videos to go see stuff and cafés 🙂 – I wanted to poke you about something on your last video but I forgot about it and thus I'm doing it now to not forget again. I saw that you're currently planning to visit Denmark and since I'm from Denmark and live there, I felt like I should pay back in kind in some manner – so if you want, feel free to poke (or reply here) and I'd be happy to share recommendations for things to see whilst you're here ^__^
    Best wishes and thank you for the wonderful glimpses into your life and insights into korean society 🙂

  15. This place looks so cool! There was such a huge selection there, and really affordable too! That's awesome! This was such a fun video! Did you find any time traveler receipts this time? 😀 Also, what's the song at 3:50? (It's so prettyyyyyyy) <3

  16. Thrift shops are great, but I'm big so I can probably only buy coats and shirts and not pants and shoes. It's expensive to be tall. 😂

    Not related to the video, but can you type using a Korean keyboard? I wanted to learn both Japanese and Korean, but I also want to know how to use the keyboard 😂. And how much Korean is needed in your work?

  17. Jeez I am just at the upper size limit of pants there lol. We Greek ladies tend to have larger backsides and hips so finding pants is always fun. And I love how your boyfriend is a huge troll hahaha

  18. i love your style! the stripped sweater you were wearing is super cool. it reminds me of a sweater i thrifted for a halloween costume of angst-y Waldo, and then ended up wearing all the time (i think i'm actually wearing it in my profile pic lol). Also I love hearing about what you're reading so i'm looking forward to the next video

  19. ah! the 서울대 one is in the bottom of the language school..I've walked past it every day but now I guess I should go look haha

  20. ooo i would love to hear your favorite books pls, hopefully you'll inspire me to read more because i'm finding it hard to get started :/

  21. haha your boyfriend is so funny guy. I watched you always read books in your videos you really like reading a book. Have you ever read korean books?(kind of novel)

  22. Im to lazy to read in english …i know shame on me
    I watch your previous videos and love this one to
    Im a plus size so its dificult for me to find thing in a trift shop but to ones you show on your videos look very colourfull
    Thanks again for sharing your day 👍🏻☀️

  23. Cari I always enjoy your thrift videos as well as the books you make based around book reviews and anything else that you recommend! I’ll definitely enjoy a review video 🙂 also, like usual, you look great in those outfits you showed us today! Especially colors like that red sweater you got~ your hair pops 💛 thank you so much for this lovely video!

    Lots of love/support from the States🍃

  24. I have to ask… how many hours does your day have? you always seem to have so much energy despite having a job. you are always up to something, vlogging and editing AND reading books, writing poems and sketching. when i come home i am too tired to get anything done. i love your energy! did you read anything of rebecca gablé?

  25. I was waiting for this video! Yay again really nice. I just enjoy your edits too. And I love that you always do book recommendations 👍

  26. Weird question but what mascara do you use 😂😂 I have black eyelashes but they’re blonde at the tips and roots which really pisses me off lol and your mascara seems so good ㅠ

  27. i need to check that place out😍 and yes the air in korea these days is indeed horrible😫 hope it doesn’t get any worse than this

  28. Thanks for the book recommendation and I hope you do a video of book faves! My resolution for 2018 is to read two books a months. So far so good, I just finished A Man Called Ove.

  29. hahaha I was very immersed in anything related to Harriet Tubman and king Arthur for a while! I also had a Gandhi and Martin Luther king jr phase xD good times…Loved the video 🙂

  30. Another super cozy vlog! I used to love reading books myself but nowadays I don't read that much because there isn't a lot of Swedish books to be found in Jeju 😂 even English can be hard to find. ㅠㅠ

  31. O.K. Hope you don't find this weird, but again… I was obsessed with king Arthur for a while too when I was a kid (and Alexander the Great, and many others…) of course it wasn't a surprise I ended up studying History 🙂 And, like some other comments asked, how do you find the time and energy to read so much?! I used to read a lot too but since I have to read a lot for my work and most of the time is related to violations to human rights, I end up drained mentally and emotionally. So I could use some advice on reading habits and also would love to hear about your favorite books!

  32. I loooove that jacket you got at the first store. I used to have a jacket just like that I mean exactly, but in a camel colour. I miss that jacket so much. The fit is so perfect on it. I really liked the earrings you showed a clip of in that first store, the smiley faces and mushrooms. You have a new subscriber in me!

  33. Yes, more book related videos please 😄. You could also tell us your 2017 favourites or childhood favourites… There's plenty of topics 😊💕.

  34. 구제라기엔 새제품도 많이 보이네요~ 한국어 발음 완전 좋아요👍 한국도 빈티지 샵이나 빈티지 페어 같은거 많이 활성화 되면 좋겠어요 ㅜㅜ

  35. That thrift store looks soooo good. Goes straight to my list of places I need to go to next time. And I'm so looking forward to your favorite books-vlog! Btw the new book of Haruki Murakami has just been released here in Germany. My excitement for it is kind of ridiculous…..I can't wait to read it!! Have a lovely weekend 🙂

  36. where do you get the collared stripe top you are wearing on your video? love it! i would appreciate if you reply♥♥♥

  37. Your videos are always so calming, relaxing and full of harmony. Really doing a great job in filming and editing them (and the music is so fiiting!). But the best was “let me put you down for a second, your breath smells” haha

  38. I'm still obsessed with King Arthur. It started with Susan Cooper's Dark is Rising series and I went through every book about the myth, fiction and non-fiction, that I could find after that. History books FTW! I just finished Richard Fidler's book Ghost Empire on the Byzantine Empire, mostly the rise of Constantinople (not Istanbul ;p). If you haven't read it you may like that one.

  39. I believe the peacoat at 0:51 was Maison Martin Margiela – part of the 'Replica' series. I have a piece myself and recognise the label, they don't say MMM anywhere. Might be wrong though 🙂 Very good price if so…

  40. LOL ….. The directions to the 화장실. You're the one who took the mocha but your bf the one who get the side effect hyper hahahahaha….. I snorted the watermelon I was eating when he said "hi guys it's cari". That gives me idea to put green tea powder into my mitsugaru mix =D . I love mitsugaru a lot ^_^. That red totally compliment you Cari, should try wearing more red 😉 .

  41. Super random question but any idea if Korean Starbucks has oat milk all the time?? I need to find a dairy alternative asap!

  42. Cari, I know you yourself arent considered "plus sized" but Im going to korea soon and really hope I can thrift shop. Did you see anything that would fit someone who wears a USA size 12?

  43. lovely video! I was wondering where did you get that awesome poster-like scarf thingy hanging in your room, it's really really beautiful!

  44. Alright girl, I’ve been binging basically all of your videos over the last like five days and try not to comment too often so as not to be obnoxious especially on older vids 😝 but where do you get your music from? I know you edit and film on your phone but do you add music in through Final Cut Pro? And if so where do you look around for copyright free songs? 🤔

    I had to ask on this one even though I’ve been wondering for awhile because I aDORE the music you used for this video in particular, it just fits the mood so well 🥰

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