|• Revised Romanization||Cheongdam-dong|
|• Total||2.33 km2 (0.90 sq mi)|
|• Density||14,705/km2 (38,090/sq mi)|
Cheongdam-dong (Hangul: 청담동; hanja: 淸潭洞) is a ward of Gangnam-gu in Seoul, South Korea. The area epitomizes the wealthy lifestyle of Koreans, especially for young professionals who have studied overseas. It is known as an upmarket shopping area, with the main shopping street dudded 'Cheongdam’s Fashion Street'. Along with Apgujeong’s Rodeo Street in Apgujeong-dong and Garosu-gil in Sinsa-dong, which are connected by the main Apgujeong-ro, they are seen as fashionable and trendsetting destinations.
This area was originally named Chungsutgol for a clean pond that existed here during the Joseon Dynasty. It was underdeveloped up till 10 years ago, during which time, galleries moved to this area. It formed the existing gallery street, near the Galleria Department Store in Apgujeong-dong towards Cheongdam Park. Apart from galleries and luxury shopping the area also has high-end restaurants, bars, clubs, cafes and beauty salons; and known as an upscale residential area, especially for Korean celebrities such as actors and K-pop artists.
The 760-meter-long section of main street Apgujeong-ro, that runs from Apgujeongrodeo Station at Galleria Department Store to Cheongdam crossroad, has been dubbed the 'Cheongdam Fashion Street' or 'Cheongdamdong Street of Luxury Goods'. It is lined with stores of luxury brands, such as Ermenegildo Zegna, Salvatore Ferragamo, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Burberry, as well as outlets for 3.1 Phillip Lim, Martin Margiela and Tory Burch and Korean designer Son Jung-wan.
The area is the location for the headquarters of K-pop management companies S.M. Entertainment, JYP Entertainment, Cube Entertainment, and J. Tune Entertainment,. Since January 2012, the area is also home to FNC Entertainment, who moved into their own company offices, separate from their parent company in Mnet Media Building in neighbouring Apgujeong-dong. The MCM Haus flagship store is also located in the area. One half of the multi-colour facade is designed by British artist Richard Woods, while the other half of the exterior is decorated with individually numbered brass plates. It also has an Italian restaurant in the basement, furnished with Woods' designs.
Shopping and dining complex 10 Corso Como, opened in 2008, opposite the Galleria Department Store. Also in September 2008, French jeweler Cartier opened its first flagship store in South Korea, named Cartier Maison, located on Apgujeong-ro, with its facade inspired by Korean Bojagi wrapping cloth. Helmed by Managing Director Philippe Galtie, he said It is the largest in Korea and at the time of opening it was the seventh largest in the world.
- 5 March 2012: Shinhwa comeback press conference after a four year hiatus, where they served mandatory military service, was held at CGV Cheongdam-dong, which was also streamed live by Mnet Media to 200 countries.
- In December 2012, the area was the setting for SBS weekend drama series, Cheongdam-dong Alice. It stars Moon Geun-young, Park Si-hoo, So Yi-hyun and Kim Ji-seok, and is based on the novel, Cheongdamdong Oduri.
- In May 2013, the 10 Corso Como store was used as a filming location for the music video of Psy's 2013 single "Gentleman".
- Cheongdam Elementary School
- Cheongdam Middle School
- Cheongdam High School
- Young Dong High School
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