Have you ever heard of the term “Kidult?” It’s a new word derived from the combination of the words “Kid” and “Adult.” According to Urban Dictionary, the definition of kidult is so-called a grown-up who doesn’t want to grow up and would instead prefer entertainment for children, such as cartoons, toys, comic books, Disney movies and so on. As a kidult myself, playing with toys and watching films from my childhood reminds me of the good old days, and allows for an escape from the present and escape to the innocent youth. Is it a crime to cling on to our favorite characters from our childhood? Nope! Here are some hot-vintage hideouts located in Korea for kidults.
# Neon Moon
Neon Moon是位於延南洞的著名kidult商店，離弘大區不遠。值得一提的是，如果你很喜歡粉色，這家店你就一定要去了。店鋪很小，不過一進門就有很亮的霓虹燈歡迎標誌。店裡有很多袖珍圖畫和玩具，讓你有置身童話王國的感覺。此外，Neon Moon還出售自制的復古主題手機套和套衫。
Located near Hong-Dae, Neon Moon is one of the hot kidult shops in Yeonnam-Dong. If you’re obsessed with pink, this is the place to be. The shop is pretty small, but starting with the greetings from a bright neon sign, the shop is filled with miniatures and toys; walking into the shop will make you wonder as if you’re in a fairytale land. Neon Moon also creates its own phone cases and jumpers that strongly carry out their own identity as a vintage brand.
地址：194-11 Seongmisan-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea
聯繫方式：+82 2 326 3002
Located within a five minute walk from the Neon Moon, Pixie is a place to be if you are obsessed with stuffed animals. Pixie differentiates with other stuffed animal shops in Korea as they hold rare and vintage items that are hard to purchase anywhere else in the country. Who says we can’t sleep with a stuffed animal as an adult? Treat yourself to a cute fluffy new toy to cuddle at night. In addition, according to some sources, Pixie is also well known as a sanctuary for cat lovers, so why don’t you cat lovers also check out this place?
地址：494 Changcehon-Dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, Korea.
聯繫方式：+82 70 4207 2323
The last shop is for all the figurine lovers. It’s a place that you just simply cannot walk out without carrying a shopping bag. Sold at a reasonable price, MiMi-Donut is filled with vintage action figurines of the characters that we were most likely obsessed with as a child, such as Pink Panther, all the toys from Toy Story, Annoying Orange, characters from Disney animations and so much more! Just entering into the shop will return you to childhood. Here’s a NEED TO KNOW, though. The shop itself has no sign hung upfront so keep a look out and don’t miss your stop!
地址：34 Sinchon-ro 2an-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea.
Liked this article? Why don’t you visit these stores and revisit your childhood days? It’s completely okay to miss what we’ve let go once in a while and relive our youth.