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One of they best ways you can show your support to your favorite group is to buy their merchandise. It not only looks great on you and helps you connect with other people who like the band. Ever see somewhere wearing a t shirt with your favorite band and you know immediately you have something in common? Additionally, buying merchandise from your favorite group help support their music (because you paid for it) and it helps promote them too (because you’re wearing their name on you!).
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EXO is one of the hottest bands in the world. You’re probably looking for some merchandise that you can take everywhere with you. Here I’ll show you all my favorite places to get the bets EXO merch and where to find it in your country.
There are a lot of kpop fans all over the world, so the best place to buy most EXO merchandise is online. When you buy it online, you can make sure that they ship to your country.
Kpop seems to be especially big in the US, UK, Philippines, and Malaysia. Fortunately all my favorite places to find good kpop merchandise ship worldwide, including to those locations.
Some of the hottest EXO gear is things you wear like shirts, hoodies, hats, etc. Phone cases are also really popular because, even though it’s not clothes, you still take it everywhere with you. Here, I’m going to be talking about my favorite places to find all of these.
^^Don’t be fooled by the fact that it only shows male models in the pictures or that it only shows a regular t shirt. Just click on it and you can see that they have womens, mens, long sleeves, short sleeves, hoodies, etc.^^
Just pick the design you want and you can change the gender and style after you click on it. They make pretty much any type of shirt you could want in with this design on the front. For example, that third on in the picture has women’s sizes and styles, too.
My personal favorite is the EXO We Are One phone case. It has all the members names with the word love in the middle. The background is white and all the write is a nice mix of black, gray and teal. This one is only be made for Samsung Galaxy phones. (click to see in store)
If you have an iPhone, the most popular EXO phone case is this one. It has the classic white EXO logo on black. If O had an iPhone, this is the one I would likely get for myself.
These phone cases are all in the low 20 dollar range, which makes them very reasonable to buy. If you would like something a little fancier, they have some other ones that are up to $35 like these. These are the iPhone wallet-style phone cases that have a cover and pockets to put cards and stuff in. These are the 2 best sellers: The black/gold EXO logo and D.O. having a party with confetti.
The EXO first year poster is a favorite of mine. It has a bit of nostalgia with the black and white vintage look. Also, it has all the old members, including the ones that sued SM Entertainment and left… Luhan 보고시포! (“I miss you, Luhan” in Korean) This one comes in Small or Medium size, which is 23″ by 16″ or 33″ by 23″ respectively. The small is $13 and the medium is $21.
We love Kpop Merchandise! Here’s where I have collected the best places to get fan merchandise. I’ve looked around at a lot of places and know the ins and outs of the best and worst places to buy from. I’ll share with you my favorite kpop clothing store, where to get official fan merchandise like lightsticks and photocards, where to download music that counts toward the Korean charts, my favorite kpop online store in general, and more!
Browse the categories of our kpop shop and see where the best places are to get your fan gear.
Kpop Clothing Store – both Mens and Womens. What’s the best place to find Kpop clothing fashion online? Check out our top picks. Also, see our article exclusively about dresses in Korea.
Kpop Accessories – Here’s we have a hodgepodge of all the kpop merchandise you can handle. These are the things that don’t really fit into any other category other than “accessories”. But, they include things like kpop keychains, photocards, photocard binders, notebooks, posters, backpack, keyboards, dolls, etc. Some of my favorites are of the bangtan boys.
Here’s a rundown on my favorite site to buy on of the most important kpop merchandise: phone cases. We have a whole other post about the EXO phone case. You take your phone everywhere with you, so it’s one fashion accessory that you can always count on to be with with. This is why I think it’s a great idea to have multiple cases so you can switch out when you feel like it. You can get a few different ones that you like and switch them out whenever you want!
Music -Where to legally buy music that officially counts toward the music charts. Not all music that you buy online, especially if you don’t pay for it, counts toward the Korean kpop music charts. So, if you’re trying really want to show love and appreciation to your favorite kpop stars, you’ll want to buy your music through the right channels. Otherwise, not only are they not getting compensated for their work, but the quality of their music is not being reflected in the charts and they’re not getting the recognition they deserve.
A note to our visitors from the Philippines, Malaysia and the UK.
Most of the places we have mentioned here will work for you if you are looking for a kpop online shop in the Philippines. Most of the stores offer shipping to the Philippines. Just in case it doesn’t we’ll mention it somewhere in the notes so you don’t waste time shopping on an online store that doesn’t ship to your country. But, again, if you’re looking for kpop merchandise Philippines, pretty much all the stores we mention will work fine you.
The same goes for those looking for a kpop shop Malaysia and UK for your fan merchandise.
You may also be interested in our article about where to buy your own hanbok. We’ve found a great resource for you. It’s a hanbok store that will custom make one for you! Check out our Korean dresses posts on Google+.
Have you seen the amazing clothes that they wear in period Korean dramas? They are the traditional Korean formal wear called a hanbok. Translated, it literally means “korean clothing”. There are many different kinds of hanboks and you may be wondering where you can buy one of your own. Fortunately, even if you don’t live in Korea (or a larger city with a Korea-town) you can still buy hanboks online. There are lots of stores online that sell hanboks, so I’ll be writing soon about the differences between them and which are the best places to buy YOUR awesome traditional, k-drama worthy Korean hanbok!
You’ve likely seen a lot of your favorite hallyu stars in a hanbok. Lee Min Ho, Song Joong Ko, Lee Hyun Woo, etc, etc.
Real Deal Hanboks
The first place I want to tell you about is a seller on Amazon called Antique Alive. They custom male hanboks for you. You just buy the hanbok, tell them your measurements and they make it for you. Pretty neat, huh? It’s like you’re getting the Joseon royal treatment!
This is the “real deal” hanboks made in Korea. Since it is in Korea, it takes a couple of weeks to ship to you. But, if you want something authentic, this is your best bet. They do good work and are very well reviewed.
We’re also going to be looking into cheaper hanboks and where you can find some decent ones without paying too much. Sometimes you may not necessarily want to pay for the Joseon-princess royal treatment, so I’ll be adding some more information here soon.
Main Hanbok Pieces
Here are what the different parts of the hanbok are called. There are different pieces that are only worn by men or women and some worn by both. Some things have changed throughout the centuries, as with all fashion, but the basics of it are fairly consistent enough for this explanation to be useful.
The jeogori is the top part. It is worn by both men and women, but the women’s is shorter and generally more ornate. The men’s is simpler and longer. Jeogori constists of a lot of different pieces, most of which you don’t really need to know. But, in case you’re interested, there’s the git, gil, goreum, seop, so-mae, buri. The little white piece that sticks out from under the collar is called the dongjeong.
Otgoreum (long cloth in front)
That piece of cloth you see in the front of the women’s hanbok is called the otgoreum. It’s just for decoration and hangs down nicely in along the chima, or skirt.
The chima is also only worn by women (the men wear a baji). There are single layered, double layered, and quilted chima. Underneath that, you wear a petticoat-like skirt called a sokchima.
The baji is the pants and is only worn by men. Chimas and bajis are kind of like the traidition Korean form of skirts and pants.They’re a lot baggier than westerner’s pants so that you can sit on the floor.
The black hat you see the men wear is called a gat. The frame is made of horse hair and the fabric is horse hair.
Women’s hanboks consist of jeogori and chima. Jeogori is the top part and is blouse/jacket and is more curvy looking than the men’s. The skirt part is called the chima. Also, only the women’s has the otgoreum.
The men’s hanbok also calls the top part jeogori, like the women’s. The men’s jeogori is a lot more simplistic than the women’s. The bottom pants are called a baji. They are pretty loose fitting to make it easy to sit on the floor. Po is what you call the robe that is worn over everything. Only the men get to rock that sweet gat.
Generally the hanboks are worn on formal or semiformal occasions. Ever since 1996, South Korea has Hanbok Day where they celebrate the the traditional Korean fashion everyone loves. There’s a big fashion show in Seoul and it’s been getting a lot of attention lately as all things Korean are exposed to a more globalized audience. Thanks to technology, this awesome style is being seen by people all over the world. It even seems to be influencing fashion designers all over the world.
Well, more to come soon. For now, here is a poster of Song Jong Ki with his own sweet gat to hold you over. Also, let me know what kind of hanboks you’re interested in buying. Women’s hamboks vs men’s hanboks vs simple vs ornate? Message me and let me know what kind of hanbok you’re looking for and I’ll see what I can find.
If you’d like to some something a little more recent in the Korean fashion industry, then see our fan merchandise pages for BTS. Our post covers where you can find some of the most sought after merch like shirts and posters.