Our Top 4 Kpop Stores in Koreatown

Kpop, short for Korean popular music, is - as we call it, part of South Korean culture. Inspirational sounds and genres include reggae, electronic dance, and classical among others - with traditional Korean roots – which has helped to redefine the Korean contemporary music scene altogether. 

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Originally found in South Korea, the Kpop culture has expanded to many countries around the world, including Australia and the United States. With that said, collecting Kpop albums are a fan’s greatest thrill, as each piece is more than what it seems. In every Kpop collectable, you will find something exhilarating – from photo cards to posters to stickers and then some. And we mean, much more. Anything that will support a craving for generations to come.

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Kpop boutiques - featuring trendy clothes, accessories, and merchandise that are all the rage with fans all around the world - have also climbed to the top of the list of most desirable shopping spots.

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You know, if you’re new - looking for the best spots to get your Kpop merch in Koreatown, it can be quite a struggle – especially if you’re trying to find the right place to get the most out of each experience. That’s why we’re here – holding it down for you. Always. Here are the top 4 Kpop stores in Koreatown.


KPOP MUSIC TOWN, BUENA PARK

Google Star Rating: 4.7 out of 5

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The Source: Buena Park

Address: 6940 Beach Blvd Ste J-109, Buena Park, CA 90621

Phone: (213) 984-5555

Service options: In-store shopping · In-store pickup


If you’re looking for an amazing and overwhelming experience by the sheer amount of goodness that this place has to offer, Kpop Music Town is the spot for you – for sure! Located in Buena Park, California, this small and cozy Korean pop store is huge on Kpop albums! 

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If you’re looking for Kpop anything – they will have shelves packed with tons of perks and merchandise to feast your eyes on. You’ll have a lot… and we mean tons of random options to choose from. Hey, we can only be honest; it would be quite a challenge to walk away empty handed, and where one trip to this store just isn’t enough.

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Although they're a bit on the pricier side than other K pop shops in the area, their super large selection of merchandise certainly makes up for it. We also hear the owner is pretty cool. With friendly staff, you’ll love coming here for the right K pop CDs, and merchandise. Of course, you can buy most of the items online but the wonderous experience of looking for what you want and finding it makes it all the worth-while! Wouldn’t you agree? This one here is a MUST try! But, consider yourself warned. 

K POP MUSIC TOWN, LOS ANGELES

Google Star Rating: 4.6 out of 5

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In Los Angeles, California

(Madang Mall, Koreatown)

Address: 621 S Western Ave #213, Los Angeles, CA 90005 

Phone: (213) 858-3928

Service options: In-store shopping · In-store pickup · Delivery


North of Wilshire Boulevard lies another small, yet remarkable shop inside a shopping and entertainment complex on Western Avenue. With its second location, K Pop Music Town, Los Angeles sits on the second floor of the Madang Mall. With popular items always in stock, K pop Music Town, LA has so much to see. A great place for K pop fans of both old and new generations.

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Whether you’re a first-time shopper or a frequent flyer, customers who visit this location are truly blown away by the vast selection of merch that one can imagine. From K pop groups young and old to well-established or upcoming artists, all can appreciate the variety that this store provides. Fans and guests agree that the prices seem reasonable, which means they’ll be back for more! At this location, the staff is friendly as well, offering customers loads of little freebies, like posters and pens.

 

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In case you were wondering, K pop Music Town, Los Angeles offers cute keychains, autographed albums, magazines, calendars, clearance items, masks, and more. Take part in their rewards program and earn K Points to redeem on future purchases. They even offer in-store pickup for merch purchased online. Visit their website to see everything available for pre-order. Check their Instagram page which is also a great way to check out when new items are coming in. What are you waiting for? Check them out today!


MUSIC PLAZA K TOWN

Google Star Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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Music store in Los Angeles, California

Phone: (213) 385-4725

Address: 928 S Western Ave UNIT 107, Los Angeles, CA 90006 

Located in Koreatown Plaza

Service options: In-store shopping · In-store pickup



As one fan puts it, this place is like heaven. Now, we’re talking. With a large and spacious room, this little piece of paradise is located in Koreatown Plaza – among the mist of shops. If one is looking for Kpop merchandise, Music Plaza is always the perfect choice for your K pop needs. Selling Korean CDs, DVDs, and accessories, this store carries a full range of K pop merch, posters and Korean movies. And they’ve been around for many years - 28 years to be exact – knowing exactly what fans are looking for!

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You’ll have the time of your life looking through merch – and may even stumble upon albums that you had been searching for your entire life. Some accessories include Hello Kitty stationeries, Kpop paraphernalia, and Korean plush toys. Definitely the best K pop store around. Yes, this place will get super busy, but if you’re like everyone else that visits this store, it'll be so worth the rush. Staff is always friendly - willing to help find any item in mind. This one will have you wishing you lived in LA. Hey, it’s only a matter of time. You’ll give in.

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CHOICE MUSIC LA

Google Star Rating: 4.7 out of 5

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Located in: Koreatown Galleria Mall

Address: 3250 W Olympic Blvd #323, Los Angeles, CA 90006 

Phone: (323) 373-0008


You guys, this one had to make the list. Say yes to, Choice Music. This is a small, charming store inside Koreatown Galleria Mall with good prices on a vast selection of Kpop everything. Choice Music, of course, emphasizes Korean artists, but wait – they also sell American CDs, and DVDs in Korean and English. Choice Music has posters, light sticks, pens and other Kpop merchandise featuring popular Korean artists. 

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Now, for the long lines. The lines are always long, but hey, who cares when they have super affordable prices! I love freebees, don’t you? They give out cute freebies with every purchase. The store is very well-stocked with great prices - guaranteed! And, they host giveaways on their Instagram page. May we say, they are just plain cool. I mean, guests literally plan their next visit before leaving the store. The one and only place some fans will go for their Kpop needs. Count me in, please. I’ll be heading to the Koreatown Galleria Mall after this one.


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Michelle Cadet
Our Top 4 Kpop Stores in Koreatown
04/20/2022

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