Don't trip now...
The Chosunilbo announces that Banana Republic stores will also be opening (or have already opened) in Korea. These stores are hopefully going to penetrate the middle class market, typically people who want quality made clothes for decent prices. Clothes in Korea can be very expensive. If you're out for high end brands, so if you're going over there to teach English I would suggest you bring some clothes from back home if you want to save moolah.
I must admit, it was challenging trying to find clothes in Korea. For starters, most clothes would not fit me because I am so freakn' tall. Second, the clothes that I did like were way overpriced. I didn't want to battle the crowds in Dongdaemun (or go late night shopping) so what is a person supposed to do? I could buy for cheap in the subway stations but eventually these items would fall apart. Hey, 10,000w only goes so far ya know!
I love Myeongdong because I can always look forward to spotting campus couples--and snapping their pics!
Soo...have you been to the GAP yet? Send me some pictures!