I grew up in Minnesota, the home of the first indoor shopping mall, so they say. What I’m not certain of is if it was the first one in the world or just the first one in the US. One thing Korea as in common with Minnesota is the freezing cold winter weather. I would imagine that is why Koreans have embraced the mall as well as the outdoor market. This mall is about a block away from my house and is underground. There are dozens of shops down there where you can find everything from clothing, to records, to antiques, hiking boots, underwear, yarn, shampoo, etc. You can also get a cup of coffee or a “smoodie” (smoothie … I love hanglish!)
or have your nails done.