Boasting over 165,000 square meters of floor space, Starfield COEX is the largest underground shopping mall in all of Asia, hosting over 250 stores, a luxury movie theater, an aquarium, library, and over 100 restaurants and cafes. It sits adjacent to the COEX Convention & Exhibition Center, which together form part of the COEX complex, run by the Korea International Trade Association (KITA), and is connected via an underground passageway to Samseong Station on Line 2 and Bongeunsa Station on Line 9. Originally opened in 2000, the COEX Mall underwent a massive renovation over a two year period which was completed in November 2014 and constantly undergoes smaller scale renovations and tweaks to maintain its status as one of the top malls in the region.
Starfield COEX is packed with a wide variety of name-brand stores, selling anything from clothing to lifestyle, hobby, and beauty products, including Armani Exchange, Carhartt WIP, H&M, Adidas, Kakao Friends, Doc Martens, Gundam Base, Lush, Zara Home, and many more. The plethora of options attracts thousands of shoppers everyday, Koreans and foreign tourists alike.
But it’s not just the shopping that brings in so many visitors to the complex; there’s a wide array of facilities at Starfield COEX that very few places in the region can compete with. It’s home to a massive library with over 50,000 titles stacked up to the mall’s high ceilings, that’s equipped with special reading areas, an aquarium with over 650 different species of marine life and a special shark zone, and a luxury-style movie theater equipped with plush seats and tables for theatergoers.
The biggest attraction at Starfield COEX is arguably SMTown, a massive theme park in the COEX Artium dedicated to the stars of one of the largest K-Pop labels, SM Entertainment. At SMTown, fans can discover the history of the label, get an inside look at the recording process, shop for their favorite group’s apparel, record their own track, and watch special hologram concerts of their favorite K-Pop acts.
|Company Name||Starfield COEX Mall (스타필드 코엑스몰)|
|Category||Shopping Family & Living Social Food, Drink & Nightlife Tickets & Passes|
|Languages Available||English Chinese Japanese|
|Opening Hours||10:30 - 22:00|
|Convenient Facilities||Medical Office, Baby Care, Stroller Rental, Security Center, Customer Center|
513 Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea 513
Take Line 2 to Samseong Station and go through the underground passageway between Exits 5 and 6.
Take Line 9 to Bongeunsa Station and go through the underground passageway at Exit 7.