With Korean’s growing influence in the fashion world, you may be wondering how you can try out the newest trends yourself. But you don’t need to break the bank to dress yourself from head to toe in Korean fashion. Here are the best affordable Korean fashion brands.
From teens to professional women, there is a Korean fashion brand for everyone. Not only are Korean brands wearable and high quality, but a lot of them are also affordable. From clothes, bags and shoes to accessories, these brands have it all. On top of that, they ship internationally, which we cannot ignore. Even if you’re not looking for a specific item, you’ll find yourself coming back to these beautifully curated sites for Korean fashion inspiration.
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Here are our current favorites:
While this brand originally started out with clothes, it has grown incredibly fast to launch its own makeup line Vely Vely, and recently, household items. You can easily find casual and suitable-for-work clothes under $50. The main model Im Ji-hyun is also the brand’s managing director, and you’ll definitely want to take note of her adorable bob and red lipstick combination.
Unfortunately, there’s no English version of the site available, but luckily, that’s what Google Translate is for. Sonyunara is a long-time favorite brand among teens in Korea. You can find tennis skirts, cardigans, sweatshirts, denim and more for well under $20, and you can seriously make yourself look like you popped out of a K-drama in no time. They also sell super cute white sneakers and walkers for under $25, which explains Sonyunara’s popularity among girls and young women in Korea.
Similar to Sonyunara, this is the site to check out if your fashion keywords are lovely, casual, or comfy. But don’t assume everything is for someone in her early-twenties and younger because you can find super chic bags and flat shoes for an amazing price. If your dream is to always look like you’re a cool girl straight from the streets of Seoul, this is the site to check out. Plus, their items frequently go on sale.
If you’re seeking the sophisticated yet affordable look, find precious gems at Miamasvin. You can snag versatile items great for a polished office look or a night out look, and you can find everything from minimal and flirty to quirky.
Go from comfy to chic with items from Naning9. Despite its offbeat name (a throwback word for “tank tops” in Korean), you can find maxi floral dresses, easy-to-wear basics, and minimalist jewelry for under $30.
If you’re into Korean fashion, you’re most likely familiar with Stylenanda. This brand is the perfect fusion of Korean and LA cool. They offer a unique combination of retro and sporty, and they also have their own makeup line, 3CE, which you must check out if you love lipsticks and glitter.
Many online Korean brands (if they haven’t yet expanded internationally) have limited sizing options. Often, you’ll find items indicated as ‘FREE’ size, which often translates to XXS-M in US sizing. So finding your size and figuring out shipping with Google Translate might be tricky.
But if you’re a Korean fashion lover on a budget, these sites will definitely help you incorporate more Korean fashion into your wardrobe. And trust me, once you see these sites, you’ll want everything.