Stationery stores in Korea


Korea is the motherland of all things aesthetic and cute, and they take their stationery very seriously. Here are 8 stationery stores in Korea where you can find everything from adorable stickers to post-it notes that will make studying less of a torture. 


1. Object 오브젝트


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If you’re on the aesthetic side of Pinterest, you will have likely seen a picture of the Object building in Seogyo. 

With over eight outlets in Seoul, Object is filled with cute stationery and lifestyle goods that will leave you feeling spoilt for choice.

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Their large building isn’t just aesthetic on the outside as it is also pretty on the inside. The stationery is neatly displayed on wooden shelves for a warm and cosy feel. 

Their main store in Seogyo-dong spans four floors, and their head office is located on the highest floor. 

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From little post-it pads to colourful washi tapes, Object has it all. 

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Apart from stationery, Object also sells lifestyle goods such as mugs (KRW13,000, ~USD10.68), laptop cases, and plush toys.

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Object is also a heaven for sticker collectors as they have a whole section dedicated to adorable stickers that can be used to decorate anything. 

Address: 13, Wausan-ro 35-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Opening hours: 12PM – 9PM, Daily
Telephone: 02-3144-7738
Website


2. Zero Per Zero 제로퍼제로


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Located in Mangwon-dong, Zero Per Zero is a well-known stationery store that sells art supplies, as well as household items with cute and distinctive designs.

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It’s a great place to stock up on art supplies as you can get watercolour paints, stickers, and unique notebooks all in one place. 

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If you’re looking for new decorative tapes to spruce up your notes or diaries, Zero Per Zero won’t let you down as they have a wide range of tapes in different styles.

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Zero Per Zero isn’t just a stationery store – they even sell household goods such as adorable soju cups adorned with cute illustrations!

If you don’t live in Korea, you can check out their online store to get your hands on their merchandise.

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Zero Per Zero is truly dedicated to their agenda as even their shopping bags are cute. 

Address: 1F, 398-2 Mangwon-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul 04015
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 1PM-7:30PM | Sat 12PM-8PM | Sun 1PM-6PM
Telephone: 02-322-7561
Website


3. HOTTRACKS 핫트랙스


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Getting to HOTTRACKS for the first time can be slightly confusing as it is located inside Kyobo Book Store, but you won’t miss it once you see the crowd in the stationery store. 

It is one of the most popular stationery stores in Korea, where many locals get their annual diaries and school supplies here.

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HOTTRACKS often features pop-ups from small stationery brands, and products are priced affordably.

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The stationery sold at HOTTRACKS will be great as souvenirs, and can also be used to make handmade gifts for your friends and family. 

Address: 1 Jongno 1-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Opening hours: 9:30AM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 02-732-9961
Website


4. ARTBOX 아트박스


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ARTBOX is one of the biggest stationery stores in Korea as it has over 120 outlets in Korea and more than 40 branches overseas.

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Photo-taking zone in Gasan branch.
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They are known for their cute cartoon mascots, and there are often zones for photo-taking featuring said characters in many ARTBOX stores.

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You can get stationery at the store when its back-to-school season, and the cute designs will make studying less of a bore.

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ARTBOX sells a diverse range of products that will be perfect for gifting, from home decoratives to cosmetics and fashion accessories. 

Address: 19 Myeongdong 8na-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
Opening hours: 11AM-9:15PM, Daily
Telephone: 02-779-0789
Website


5. MU:U MU:U 무유무유


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For those who love anything and everything cute, MU:U MU:U is a place you should visit as it is decked out in bright pastel colours.

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The shop features merchandise that isn’t just cute, but also functional – there are goods such as weekly calendars and to-do lists, which you can use to enhance your productivity.

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Unlike other regular stationery shops, MU:U MU:U also sells dainty jewellery that cannot be found elsewhere. 

Their handmade bracelets are priced at KRW18,000 (~USD14.60), and its simple design makes it easy to pair with any outfit.

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Besides stationery and jewellery, MU:U MU:U also sells household items such as kitchenware, and it will appeal to those who love to decorate their homes.

Address: 102, 190-4, Seongmisan-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Opening hours: Mon – Thurs & Sun 12PM-7PM | Fri – Sat 12PM-8PM
Website


6. 10X10 텐바이텐


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10X10 is a popular stationery store brand that has many outlets throughout Korea, and they are known for selling stationery and lifestyle products.

They have an online store where you can find even more interesting products at affordable prices.

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Fans of Sanrio are in for a treat as the Daehak-ro branch is filled with Sanrio-themed stationery and merchandise.

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At their Daehak-ro branch, there is even a custom photocard printing machine that allows you to print any photo you want on a card, with a design of a Sanrio character of your choice on the back.

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If you are new to bullet journalling, it’s time to pick up a notebook from 10X10 and cultivate a new hobby. 

You can even start with documenting your trip to Korea, if you are lucky enough to be there on a holiday. 

Address: 1st floor, 31 Daehak-ro 12-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 1:30PM-8:30PM | Sat & Sun 12:30PM-8:30PM
Telephone: 02-741-9010
Website


7. theday.bom 그날, 봄


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theday.bom is a quaint little stationery and gift shop located in Yeonnam-dong that even some locals do not know of.

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Although the store is small, the interior of the store is warm and cosy as it is furnished with vintage lamps and ornaments.

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If you are looking for souvenirs or gifts for your loved ones, theday.bom is a great place to start as it has many cute knick-knacks.

From jewellery to tote bags to cards emblazoned with illustrations that will trigger cute aggression, the shop is full of paraphernalia that will guarantee you won’t leave the place empty handed.

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The cute post-it notes will help brighten your study sessions, and studying may just become more enjoyable! 

Address: 227-16 Yeonnam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 12PM-9PM | Sat & Sun 1PM-9PM
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8. Morning Glory 모닝글로리


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Morning Glory is a popular stationery chain in Korea that sells little cute items, from pencil cases to notebooks.

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They often hold “Illustration Fairs”, which are exhibitions that showcase goods from various stationery brands. There, you can find everything you need to decorate your next journal entry. 

17 stationery brands were invited to the latest Illustration Fair, which ran till 10th May 2022.

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Every station from the Illustration Fair has a different vibe, so you can explore the various stations to find something that catches your eye. 

Address: 2nd floor, Morning Glory Building, Gyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Opening hours: Mon – Sat 10AM-10PM | Sun 11:30AM-9PM
Website


Stationery stores in Korea with the cutest knick-knacks


Apart from the usual fashion shopping or cafe hopping, you should also add stationery stores in Korea to your vacation checklist as you can get unique souvenirs for your loved ones, as well as supplies to start your bullet journalling journey. 

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Cover image adapted from (clockwise from left): @soonman.chris, @theday.bom and @naa_bong

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