How to Save Luggage Spaces when Going to Korea this Winter Season

How to Save Luggage Spaces when Going to Korea this Winter Season

Annyeonghaseyo!

I know that you are freakin' excited to celebrate your holiday season in Korea and experience that most awaited White Christmas. However, we all know that the cold in northern part is not a good joke, so we must be prepared to bring our winter gear.

"But hey, I'm saving spaces for my home coming gifts! How can I do that?"

No worries coz this clothes-sharing service will got us covered.

With the influx of tourists coming into Korea, especially from China, Korea has found a solution to increase the revenue from these tourists by a very creative idea.  The idea is a service that allows tourists to rent clothes right at the airport so that they will have more space in the luggage for products.

When you think about it the majority of your luggage is dominated by clothes.  Many tourists limit their purchases based on how much space they have to spare.  To increase revenue the Incheon International Airport Corp launched a clothes-sharing service called “Seinustar” located at the passenger terminal.

How to Save Luggage Spaces when Going to Korea this Winter Season


How does the service work? 


Foreigners visiting Korea can go to Seinustar and rent garments which will allow them to travel to Korea with a lighter luggage.  Tourists will need to visit the Seinustar website (www.seinustar.com) and make reservations and then will be able to get their clothes after they land.  Seinustar will be located on the 1st floor gate #13.  A deposit will be required when the tourists pick up the clothes and that deposit will be refunded once the garments are returned.




How much will it cost? 


That will be different for every customer as prices will range depending on the garment.  There is also a special “Hanbok” (Korean traditional Clothes) rental.  The available clothes will be the latest in Korean fashion centered around fashion found in popular Korean drams, music, and film.


If this is a success and more and more tourists use this service.  The next step will be to allow renters to have the option to buy the clothes.  This therefore should increase the revenue Korea will get from future tourists as well as provide another outlet for brands to introduce their products to foreigners. Source.




So no need to bring your super bulky jackets and coats! Very convenient for just a few bulks :)

For our Filipinos readers, if you still have no visa for Korea, you may take advantage of this exciting offer, well only until December 15, 2016.



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98 LOVES AND COMMENTS:

  1. This so cool and easy. Its really suitable for us (Malaysian), that we dont have waste our money to buy the winter cloths. Just rent and ready to see the oppas! :D

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    1. Yeah I got excited too for this news.. I'm a Filipino and it's not practical to store heavy winter clothing.. renting is the best!

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  2. WOW! That is just great news. Rental apparel to save spaces when travelling there. Thanks for sharing this.

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    1. Me too! I would rather rent and throw a few bucks.. I save time, effort, and heavy loads!

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  3. wow, first time hear about this service ! will check out this when i went korea during winter time

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    1. Hello Shin,

      Yeah you can, or you may visit their website first.

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  4. i love the idea and would personally use it IF I do go travel ^^ thanks for the share <3

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  5. I love this service! It is so true that all those winter clothing are so bulky and heavy. people like us living in the tropics dont need to keep them at all

    much love,
    everest
    www.everestsays.com

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  6. this is a great post...never knew there was such a place offering such clothes rental... how awesome... should try this, thanks for the recommendation

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  7. Wow, this is a really smart way to save luggage space. Cloths rental who would have every thought.

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    1. Yeah my thoughts exactly. Who ever thought of this concept is a genius :)

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  8. This is genius, will definitely keep it in mind :)

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    1. WE could rent a wifi pocket, then we can also rent a winter wear!

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  9. A good information to us. I can reduce my luggage now.

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    1. Hahaha I agree Jane, and more spaces for your shopping hauls :)

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  10. Quite interesting - never heard or saw it when I went to visit South Korea! I am glad I actually went in end of march and didn't have to carry heavy winter clothes!

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    1. I agree.. sometimes 1 jackets costs more than a kilo of weight and its crazy! I would rather rent. Their services seems efficient.

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  11. This is great! Thanks for sharing dear. I need this as I always travelling.

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  12. Never heard about a service like this, but I find it super innovative! It's really a clever deal.

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    1. The sharing-economy in Asia is booming and I love it :D

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  13. I've never been to any Asian countries before...i think Korea would definitely be an option for me someday..

    One question though...How do foreigners communicate there?

    i know korean is the main language but does a translater walk with you 24/7?

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    1. There are also many people who speaks English in Korea. And tour guides also requires that they also know how to speak at least basic English, so problem :) People are so friendly.

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  14. That is a good offer. But not seen here as yet. Thanks for the awareness you created, will definitely look out for this.

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    1. In Japan, they also have a costume-rental service, or even a boyfriend-for-rent, lol

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  15. I have been to Korea 4 times (I go yearly) and I never actually knew they had such a service. How cool I will check it out when I go in a few months time

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    1. Oh that's great, and please share us your rental experience very soon! Thanks for visiting Anosa :)

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  16. Oh cool, what an awesome service. I feel like the US needs something like this.

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    1. Ohh maybe its a sign for you to think of something business-wise :)

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  17. It's so hard to pack light. You're right! Most of the items that are packed are usually clothes.

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    1. This is actually genius! I don't like packing much, because I always aim to shop a lots for my beauty hauls.

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  18. Wow! What an interesting service. I'm so picky about my clothes, I wonder what if I would be able to find something I like.

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    1. Definitely you will find something that will suits you :)

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  19. What a fantastic idea, who comes up with these things!!!

    Lennae xxx
    www.lennaesworld.com

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    1. Hello Lennae,

      I just time will come that everything in Asia will be rented. We can even rent a boyfriend! LOL

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  20. Oh my gosh, BLAIR! I am actually going to Korea in January and this is SO HELPFUL. Thanks for sharing, i was just thinking about this the other day and the amount of luggage space taken up by big jackets, especially if we are going in winter during the coldest month of the year!

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    1. Hello Suanlee,

      Yes I got so excited too by this news. Think about the amount of stress you can save just for choosing renting winter wear instead of bringing your own. For just a few bucks, you have your rented cold gear!

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  21. This is so cool. I would use something like this if it was available.

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    1. Definitely useful! Please share this news to your friends who are going to Korea :)

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  22. Innovative! Good to backpack and go then...It makes things much easier.

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    1. Exactly what I've thought. No more heavy winter jackets. You can also rent winter booties. Knowing Korea, all their merchandise are immediately thoroughly cleaned before letting it rent again.

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  23. Woah? Clothes rental services? It definitely helps saving a lot of space in the luggage!

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    1. I love this concept. More spaces for homecoming gifts and souvenirs :)

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  24. Wow! This is a great initiative and I have never heard of it beore.

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    1. Hope you could avail their services when you visit Korea!

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  25. This is great for all overseas shoppers while packing your stuff.

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    1. Yes, couldn't agree more. Saves you a lot of spaces.

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  26. Very interesting! I can see where this would really come in handy.

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  27. I've heard of something similar to this on sharktank recently. I'm typically a light packer, so I don't think will benefit me. It will help a lot of others though

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    1. Yeah, share this to your heavy loader friends!

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  28. Wow, I hadn't heard about anything like this (probably because I live here), but that sounds so convenient! It's definitely nice for the visitors who are coming from perennially warm countries...very cool!

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    1. This rental concept can also applies to tropical countries :)

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  29. Such great way to save luggage space. I will definitely keep it in mind.

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  30. This is a cool offer. I am in India and in the very cold parts of the country tourists get to rent boots and bulky coats for a charge.Thanks for sharing this info

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    1. that's cool! At least in India this services is also available :) Can we also rent for your traditional clothing?

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  31. Wow!!! What an awesome service!!! I will be checking them out!!!

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  32. I always have trouble fitting all i think I need into my luggage! Helpful service for making it a bit easier.

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    1. Hello Shane,

      Hope this service will help you a lot.

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  33. Very interesting! More airports should have this service, it would definitely help a lot of people!

    Elena | www.inspiredtoexplore.com

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    1. You are right Elena :D Thank you for visiting!

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  34. This is so cool! First time heard about this services. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You're welcome Fatin! Keep on visiting our page :)

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  35. What a fantastic idea!! Great way to save luggage space and have more room to bring goodies back home :)

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    1. Exactly. And no reason to pay for additional baggage.

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  36. Wow! Never heard of a service like that! I think it is something that should be developed in other destinations. Thank you for sharing, very interesting.

    Miriam Sparkling - http://www.be-sparkling.com

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  37. How interesting this is!! People are innovating so much all the time...its really fun

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    1. Welcome to the new world of smart sharing-economy!

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  38. This seems like a potentially great idea... but I am the first who wouldn't be comfortable weating clothes that have been worn before by dozens of people... call me picky hehe

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    1. Yeah these are just optional.. but if you choose to bring your full tons of luggage then its okay.

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  39. Woah! This is definitely an awesome and innovative idea. It would for sure go well with someone trying to reduce their baggage weight.

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    1. Yeah, but some are a little picky, no this services might not be applicable to everyone :)

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  40. You know this is such an interesting concept! I saw a very similar idea on Shark Tank recently, but I'm not sure if anyone invested.

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    1. Oh really! I should check Shark Tank soon!

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  41. WOW! I love this idea, especially for people who come from hot countries and would neverrrr need a coat at home. Jackets are so expensive, too!

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    1. I agree. Winter wear are soo expensive you could only use it whenever you travel the cold countries (occasionally!) Thank you Tae :D

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  42. This sounds like an awesome idea. I wouldn't go without my jackets if i needed them. I am quite picky about warmer clothes, as cold is something I don't deal with well. But I totally see the appeal in this.

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    1. At least we have lots of available options!

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  43. This would be so helpful for people travelling to cold places but who prefer to travel light.

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    1. I agree! And knowing this company, clothing gears are well cleans so I guess its not an issue. Or unless you are rich enough to pay more luggage allowances.

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  44. That's an interesting concept! I usually avoid going anywhere too cold during the winter to avoid the hassle of bringing extra layers! Like Tomi, I saw a similar idea on Shark Tank too! I'm just worried about sizing because I'm picky about how clothes fit on me!

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    1. Yeah sometimes that's an issue. But have you also tried the Ultralightweight winter wear from UNIQLO? I think that is another option!

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  45. What an interesting idea - i never take my running gear and shoes because I deem them non-essentials, for example, but if I was renting other clothes at the airport, I could fit them in. Or just rent everything. Really fascinating. I wonder if they really stock all sizes?

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    1. Yeah it would be nice if they offer small size to bigger, to accommodate now customers :)

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  46. Now that is very interesting and useful. Glad that you shared this. Will be loooking out for this in the other places too, so that I dont have to carry heavy jackets :)

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    1. Hello Ami!

      please let us know if you will use heir services soon! Would like to know first-hand experience from awesome bloggers like you!

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  47. Wow! this is just an amazing initiative! I hope this strategy is applied by other country's tourism board and we can have such rentals available at all the major airports!

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    1. I agree Ana that's a brilliant idea! Sharing economy is becoming more and more creative nowadays.

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  48. This is quite an innovative idea. Will definitely save a lot of luggage space and it seems quite hassle free. Nice initiative

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    1. I agree. And its another lucrative business. I think I should check weather I could let my friends rent my beautiful trench coats, lol

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    1. I agree! have a "summer gear rental services" be nice :D

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