Shinsaegae means “New World.” 신세계백화점 (선물센터/백화점)
This is not a Western-style department store, but a large gift shop devoted to traditional Korean items, such as quilts, baby hanbok clothing, norigae, masks, fans, souvenirs, trinkets, short Korean-style dinner tables, and ceramics.
LeeWha (pronounced Yee Hwah) is a shop known for the traditional Korean dress hanbok. Most customers are brides looking to wear hanbok on their wedding day. Asian-American teens also come here to dress themselves up for CosPlay (costume play).
Upscale hanbok shop on the second floor of the Madang Plaza complex. Known for being totally rude and snooty even to Koreans… If you want an expensive, elegant hanbok, you better show up looking like you can afford it or don’t even think about browsing.
Kim Me-Hee’s hanbok shop has been in the heart of Koreatown for over 25 years.
She is famous for providing Lisa Ling and Sandra Oh with their hanbok dresses.
In 2010, the Los Angeles City Council formally declared Koreatown's borders as Western Avenue, Olympic Boulevard, Vermont Avenue, and 3rd Street, with a business corridor on Western from 3rd to Rosewood Avenue.