SHOPPING

The Face Shop @ Madang

Address: 621 S Western Ave, 90005
Phone number: (213) 389-3360

Branch of a South Korean cosmetics chain. This location shares space with Chocolate Chair on the ground floor of Madang on Western Avenue, just north of Wilshire.

The Face Shop has at least two other branches in the Koreatown LA area — one at City Center on 6th, and the other on 6th by Serrano.

Mon 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Palace Beauty – City Center

Address: 3500 W 6th St, 90020
Phone number: (213) 385-3041

Part of a small local chain of Palace Beauty stores.

South Korean brands of cosmetics / makeup, beauty products, and nail polish.

This one is located at City Center on 6th Street near Wilshire & Alexandria.

Mon 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sun Closed

Ontrée: Natural & Organic Cosmetics

Address: 928 S Western Ave, 90006
Phone number: (213) 487-0088

Ontrée (온뜨레) is a South Korean franchise of cosmetics shops known for carrying organic and natural make-up. In their branch inside Koreatown Plaza, they also carry the Japanese line Kanebo, as well as world-renowned Hermes and Bulgari fragrances.

Located in Suite #254 on street level.

Good English and fluent Korean are spoken.

Cosmetic World @ Madang

Address: 621 S Western Ave, 90005
Phone number: 213.908.0171

Opened in January 2013, after closing their location in the City Center mall on 6th Street. Now located inside the Madang Courtyard on Western Avenue, just south of Wilshire Boulevard.

Authorized seller of American and Japanese beauty and fragrance brands such as Clinique, Estee Lauder, SK-II, Fresh, Shiseido, and Clarins.

PSY Facial Mask $3 as of June 2013.

Cosmetic World @ Koreatown Galleria

Address: 3250 W Olympic Blvd, 90006
Phone number: 323-734-0777

Cosmetic World is an authorized seller of beauty and fragrance brands such as 3LAB, Aramis, Bobbi Brown, Clinique, Fresh, Clarins, Dior, Estee Lauder, Fresh, Guerlain, La Prairie, LAB Series, Lancome, Philosophy, Shiseido, SK-II, and The Art of Shaving.

Located inside the Koreatown Galleria mall on Western & Olympic. #220

There is another Cosmetic World branch in Koreatown, at the Madang on Western.

HK Super

Address: 124 N Western Ave, 90004
Phone number: (323) 461-2580

Large Korean supermarket with a notable wall of graffiti on Western Avenue.


UPDATE: The popular wall of graffiti on one side of HK Super was removed in 2014.


한국 (Hangook) means Korea and 슈퍼 (Syoo-poh) is Korean for super, which is short for supermarket.

Japanese snacks, fresh seafood, packaged banchan (Korean side dishes), American staples, Latino products, fruits, and vegetables.

Also inside HK Super:

The sign in front says it’s open 7 AM to 12 PM, but they mean 12 AM, as in midnight.