The Seoul Retail Innovation Guide

Propelled by the increasing influence of Korean streetwear, lifestyle and beauty brands, the capital of South Korea is fast becoming a leader in retail innovation. Retailers in Seoul are reimagining stores as brand playgrounds that are as much about creating share-worthy moments as they are about selling inventory, fostering moments of escapist fun and allowing shoppers to connect with brands in new ways.

This guide has been developed by leading retail intelligence platform PSFK, whose researchers surveyed the retail landscape of Seoul to identify signs of innovation that connect with global customer experience trends. It is part of a series of city guides and research reports that PSFK has published on innovation in retail and along the customer experience journey.

Published October 2019

The 45-page report includes:

  • 6 key lessons exemplified by cutting-edge Seoul retailers that brands and store owners in any city can learn from
  • 27 examples of the best retail showcases in the city of Seoul, divided by district
  • 80+ accompanying high-res photos that provide an illuminating window into on-the-ground innovation

This report is part of a series that PSFK has published on innovation in retail and along the customer experience journey. Our reports provide business ideas to corporate members of our research intelligence service. In addition, we provide talks and ideation workshops based on the contents of our surveys and guides. Contact our sales team at sales@psfk.com or +1 646 520 4672 for more information.

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