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Yasi Alley

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Fashion mecca of Daegu for practical stylists

The alley on the right-hand side off the road from the Goryeo Honey Shop in Samdeok-dong to Financial Telecommunications & Clearings Institute is jampacked with small clothing stores. This is the famous 'Yasi Alley' of Daegu. In Gyeongsang Province, a fox is called 'Yasi.' It means a well-dressed foxlike woman who knows how to spruce up. That is, the alley is called Yasi Alley because Yasi-like (foxlike) ladies visit here often.

In the alley, a great variety of clothes are on display in stores with their own personality and style, and they are inexpensive at that. That's why the Yasi Alley is so popular. As a matter of fact, the Yasi Alley is smaller than the Dongdaemun Market in Seoul or large shopping malls, but most of the products sold here are produced directly here, or brought from the Dongdaemun and Namdaemun Market in Seoul. It not only leads the latest fashion, but also is sensible and has a strong personality. It is a fun place for shopping.

The shops open at around 1 or 2 in the afternoon, and they are crowded with people at 7 in the evening. As there are accessory, shoes, cosmetics and lingerie shops as well as clothing shops, it is changing into a general fashion shopping district, and as there are video rooms, beer halls, karaokes and cafes in the vicinities, the alley is in the limelight as a tourist attraction and a shopping district.