Garosu-gil (Hangeul: 가로수길) is an area in Sinsa-dong, Gangnam, Seoul, South Korea. The name Garosu-gil, meaning "tree-lined street", refers to the ginkgo trees planted along the streets in the area. Garosu-gil is known for upscale boutiques, galleries, restaurants, and cafes, among others.
Garosu-gil, along with 'Cheongdam's Fashion Street' in Cheongdam-dong and Apgujeong Rodeo Street in Apgujeong-dong, connected by the main Apgujeong-ro, are together seen as the main fashionable and trendsetting areas in Seoul.
In the 1980s, art galleries started to move into the area, after which a variety of cultural facilities have formed. These have provided the foundation of Garosu-gil. Later in the 1990s, the area began to attract young artists and fashion designers, the latter of which would launch their own brands, transforming Garosu-gil into the "Designer Street." Many small shops and restaurants, as well as a wide range of popular clothing stores, have since moved into the neighborhood. Based on this history, Garosu-gil presents a fascinating dichotomy of the old and new.
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