So after work I decided to hit my favorite dollar (won) store in Korea which is ‘Daiso’ or ‘ 다이소’ which is a dollar store brand from Japan that has successfully marketed in Korea. Most daisos are located underground so that there is a lot more space for less rent. I never had a need to go to the dollar store in the states since I didn’t have much of a reason to go there other then buying cheap candles or candies.
Daiso sells a wide range of household goods, stationary, toys, gift wraps, snacks, cosmetic goods, and much more. I managed to arrive at Daiso seeing the Peperro day decoration display which is November 11th.
It’s also come as a surprise to see pocky to be sold in Korea and I feel it gives Koreans more options for a similar product. Believe my surprise to see how Koreans market towards Peperro day more then Halloween with these chocolate dipped sticks and all sorts of candies and it goes to show you how popular the holiday is with the younger generation.
It’s popular to make your own chocolate dipped biscuits for school girls to bring to their friends.
Plastic chairs, storage boxes, and plastic laundry baskets.
Gift Wrap and Bags
Notebooks and school notebooks~
Spoons and Chopsticks~
Plates and Servewear
The only thing I bought was a measuring tape for sewing projects and taking body measurements~ For 2,000 won or less then 2 dollars for 2 measuring tapes.
I’ve been to a a total of 8 Daisos! *Update* December 8th 2014. Another Daiso so 9 Daisos!
3 in Seongnam City, 1 in Daegu, 2 in Gangnam District (Seoul), 2 in Yongsan District (Seoul), and 1 mini branch in Seocho-Gu(Seoul).