Mom’s Mom Baby Store in Korea
Driving to Seoul from Ilsan took me along a street with many outlet shops of US brand names. I also discovered a huge baby and kids store called Mom’s Mom.
I had never heard of this store before, so it was a fun discovery. It reminded me of when I discovered Akachan Honpo, (アカチャンホンポ or 赤ちゃん本舗) the baby store in Japan. It was like the mecca of everything wonderful for babies, and I ended up shopping there about once a week. I had driven by it numerous times, but because I never bothered to decipher the Japanese store name, I never gave it a second look. Finally, one of my Japanese friends started talking about it and I eventually made the connection that this was the store she was describing. From then on, I saw Akachan Honpo stores all over Tokyo! The lesson I learned is that it really does help to learn as much of a foreign language as you can, and to use it!
Learning Korean is so easy because there only a few letters to learn as compared to Japanese where they use three alphabets, Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji. In Korea, Hangeul is used everywhere, but English is very common too, so it’s easy to ignore the Hangeul and look for English only. The problem is, when we do this, sometimes we miss great stuff. This happened to me again recently when I found a great department store called High Brand. There was no English translation so I took a risk to find out what it was and ended up at a fun new place to shop.
Anyway, Mom’s Mom is a place I’ll definitely go back to check out. I didn’t stop on my way home because the kids were tired out from Hello Kitty Town and it was getting late. The store and the area in Goyang looked a little run down, as if they don’t get much business, but there were so many stores along the way so maybe it picks up more on the weekends when city shoppers take a little road trip to the outlet area.
Mom’s Mom has Carter’s and Osh Kosh clothing, strollers, car seats, baby accessories and kids’ toys.
Here’s the address in Korean, to the Mom’s Mom store.
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