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Discover the best spots for music fans!


If you’re a music enthusiast visiting Seoul, you’re in luck! The city is dotted with record shops, each offering its own unique charm and selection. Here’s a rundown of some must-visit spots.


Buruttrack (부루의 뜨락)

Looking for a signed copy of a CD of the latest K-Pop star? Take a look in here. Along with CDs, posters, and novelties, it’s right on the edge of the popular Myeong-dong shopping district. This store is a beacon for vinyl aficionados. Stepping into Buruttrack is like entering a musical time capsule, where shelves lined with vintage vinyl records evoke a sense of nostalgia. From classic rock to indie gems, Buruttrack’s extensive collection caters to a wide range of musical tastes.

Address: Myeongdong 8na-gil, Myeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul




KTown4U is a key spot for fans seeking the latest releases, exclusive merchandise, and fan meet-up events. Located in the bustling Gangnam district, KTown4U boasts an extensive inventory of K-pop albums, posters, and collectibles from top idol groups and solo artists.

Address: 3rd floor, 513 Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (Samseong-dong, COEX Mall)



Music Korea

Music Korea is a must-visit destination. Situated in the vibrant Myeongdong district, Music Korea offers an impressive selection of CDs, DVDs, and merchandise featuring Korea’s hottest musical acts. Whether you’re searching for the latest BTS album or a traditional Korean instrument, Music Korea has you covered.

Address: Nature Republic 3F, 52, Myeongdong 8-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul




Soundwave stands as a premier destination for K-pop enthusiasts, offering an extensive array of merchandise encompassing Korean pop music and culture. From vinyl records and DVDs to Blu-rays, alongside a diverse range of merch and accessories, it caters to the diverse tastes of K-pop fans seeking to support their beloved artists and groups.

Addresses: 2nd Floor, 24, Dongmak-ro 3-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul // 2nd Floor, Lotte Department Store, 846, Gyeongin-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul



Vinyl & Plastic by Hyundai Card

Located in Itaewon, Vinyl & Plastic is a haven for music lovers. With a vast collection spanning various genres, from K-pop to jazz, this multi-story store offers something for everyone. Don’t forget to check out their listening stations before making your choice.

Address: 248 Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul



Clique Records

Situated in Eulji-ro, Clique Records is a cozy spot perfect for crate digging. Browse through their collection of records while soaking in the laid-back atmosphere. The staff are friendly and always ready to assist with recommendations or a chat about music.

Address: Seoul, Jung-gu, Eulji-ro 12-gil, 8 (Samjin Building, 3rd floor)



Seoul’s record store scene is a testament to the city’s rich musical heritage and contemporary creativity. From the vintage charm of Buruttrack to the K-pop frenzy at KTown4U, each store offers a unique glimpse into Seoul’s diverse musical landscape. Whether you’re a dedicated vinyl collector, a K-pop fanatic, or an audiophile in pursuit of sonic perfection, Seoul’s record stores have something special to offer.

So, the next time you find yourself in Seoul, immerse yourself in the city and let the music guide your journey.


By Cristina SEVERI

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