6 Affordable Korean Fashion Brands You Can Buy From Right Now

By June 7, 2018

Looking for the best Korean fashion website? Or haven’t tried Korean fashion yet? It’s not too late! Update your summer wardrobe with some of the coolest pieces of the season without breaking the bank!

After a year of crazy weather, the temperatures are finally rising! This means it’s time to pack away those flannels and winter coats, and get our summer wardrobes into gear. Whether you’re looking to pick up a new summer swimsuit or revamp your whole wardrobe, Korean fashion brands have you covered.

These websites not only sell high quality and wearable clothing, but they have a variety of bags, accessories, clothes, and shoes. We’ve picked out some of our favorite trends to wear to the beach or wear to work below. And because we know you want to spend your time picnicking with your friends, taking impromptu vacations, and grabbing drinks, these pieces are also affordable! 

Stylenanda

Even if you don’t know any other stores on this list, you probably know Stylenanda. It’s been around for only nine years, but is one of the most well-known Korean brands locally and internationally. It began as just a small internet site where the owner, Kim So-hee, sold second-hand pieces. Now, they even have their own makeup line 3CE and a huge flagship store in Myeongdong, which you have to check out if you are ever in the area—even if it’s just to get the perfect Instagram shot in the Pink Hotel and Pink Pool Cafe!

We’ve been eyeing their super cute swimwear collection, especially this beautiful high-waisted yellow strapped monokini ($46) that looks almost exactly like a vintage bikini set.

Or this amazing striped number ($46):

ALAND

Joan Kim describes this brand as ‘the Urban Outfitters of Korea.” And because she loves to shop there, you know it’s cool. This brand carries a range of high-end, low-end, and even vintage clothing. In fact, they carry around 80 different labels in total! So no matter what you’re looking for, you can find it on this website. Be careful though, this site is by far the most expensive on the list. They also don’t have an English site up yet, but it’s pretty easy to navigate using Google’s translate tool.

We’re digging their huge selection of light summer dresses right now. This pastel purple polka dot dress ($123.24) has such a flattering shape and is a great take on a popular pattern right now!

MIXXMIX

It’s definitely a good sign when you learn that even some K-pop idols wear clothing from a store that you can afford!  If you just take a quick look at the MIXXMIXX site, you can see all sorts of photos featuring celebs wearing their clothes out and about. Their Brand ‘Heart Club’ is one favorite among fans and idols alike. But most of their clothing is pretty cutesy and trendy, so if that’s your style, then this is definitely the store for you.

When shopping, be sure to hit up the MIXXMIX website when they’re having a sale. And don’t forget to join their membership also! You receive $1 or $2 in store credit for every review you post. It’s not much, but it can add up in time! We love this pleated plaid skirt ($32.10) because it can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion!

66Girls

This is the site to go to if you’re looking for deals! You can get a variety of shirts, dresses, sweaters, and shorts for under $20 here. Not only that, but most of the sizes at 66Girls range from S to XXL! A lot of other Korean stores carry a very limited size range, so we’re always here for a store that has a more diverse audience in mind.

Right now we can’t get enough of their graphic tees. Most are under $12 and they come with cute little designs and colors, like that amazing little dog doodle ($13.60). Perfect for mixing and matching, or even layering under a slip dress. And a quick tip from a pro shopper? That al dente tee ($9.24) is a great dupe for a $28 Reformation top, but is less than half the price!

Not a fan of T-shirts? This gingham dress ($34.20) is right on trend and is perfect for a Sunday morning at the farmer’s market.

Chuu

If you’ve heard of this brand it’s probably because of their famous -5kg jeans ($38). These jeans are advertised as visually slimming, and are supposed to make your legs looks skinnier (5kg skinnier?). Theses jeans also come in multiple “volumes” that represent different washes, fits, and styles. Whether you’re looking for their classic black skinny (the original -5kg jean) or a light wash boot cut, they have an option for you. They even have options like -5kg shorts and skirts for the summer season.

Do they work? We don’t know. But we do know that Chuu has tons of crazy affordable pieces to pick from. Not looking to add more denim to your wardrobe? Check out their other options. We love this great navy dress ($25) that’s perfect for the office.

8 Seconds

8 Seconds was created by a Samsung subsidiary company in order to compete with major retailers like Zara and UNIQLO. Their slogan is literally “Cheaper than Zara, trendier than Uniqlo”! They carry everything from womenswear to underwear to menswear to children’s wear! It’s basically a one-stop-shop for everything you may need for an entire family. They mostly carry very classic pieces, but we can’t get over their super charming and quirky exceptions, like this gingham set ($59.14) or this amazing daisy jean skirt ($150.47).

+ What’s your favorite Korean fashion website? Let us know in the comments below!