YG Entertainment: YG Republique
There’s also YG Entertainment with their own K-Pop Shop – YG Republique. YG Republique is quite different from the other K-Pop shops which are usually made with the concept of a café or a store. However, YG Republique is a mixture of an eat-out restaurant and pub, and a famously known offline store. They also collaborate with the Samgeori Butcher’s which is known as a BBQ Grill restaurant and is based in both South Korea and Malaysia.
In YG Republique, they are serving premium pork and beef, and also various kinds of beer and other drinks as well. During your visit of YG Republique, you can also get spoiled with YG Entertainment artists’ music videos played on the screens around YG Republique. And if you want to hold an event or a party, you can make a reservation at YG Republique with the party size of your wish.
People go there to experience the premium quality of the BBQ grill, since they are famously known for the pork and beef BBQ grill. And also, for some occasions, events, or parties, they might go to the K Pub. And for the decoration, we can take a look at the YG Entertainment artists around the place as well, also the “All That YG,” which also sells YG Entertainment artists’ official merchandise.
The Korean YG Republique is located at 13 Myeongdong 7-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea, while the Malaysian YG Republique is located at HG-01 & HG-02 Hive, TREC, 438, Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The restaurants and K-Pub are opened from 10 AM to 12 PM local time. If you want to go to the Korean YG Republique, you can take a train from Myeongdong Station and exit from Exit 6. Then you can continue to walk straight and YG Republique is on the left side.
Big Hit Entertainment: Weply
Next, we have another thing from Big Hit Entertainment, it’s called Weply. Different from the other K-Pop shops, Weply is a kind of an online store that also provides a lot of various kinds of Big Hit Entertainment artists’ official merchandise. If you want to order or purchase something, you can simply download the app through the App Store and Play Store.
Weply has some advantages since it operates as an online store that sells merchandise for the fans, they are selling official and premium merchandise, the stuff are restocked and they always serve new arrivals, and the most important thing: they offer worldwide shipping as well. Currently, they are selling BTS, TXT, and GFriend official merchandise, but they promised to provide other merchandise very soon.
Here is some information that will guide you in the use of the app. You can download the app first, read the permission, click “I agree”, then choose the artist, then click next. After that, you can select the language, and click next. And finally, you’re in the Weply app. Since it is an online store, the procedure and the mechanism to buy products is pretty easy, and also, you can buy the merchandise you want happily.
Woolim Entertainment: NIT Coffee
Last but not least, there’s a cute coffee shop from Woolim Entertainment called NIT Coffee. Well, NIT Coffee is famously known as a coffee shop from Woolim Entertainment, they sell a lot of food and beverages, especially desserts, coffee, smoothies, tea, and a lot more.
The coffee shop is famously known among Inspirit, the INFINITE fandom which already knows that they are raised under Woolim Entertainment. NIT Coffee is located at Mapo-gu, Seongsan, Seoul, South Korea and is opened since 2015, and operates as a kind of offline store.
NIT Coffee has its own meaning, NIT stands for Nell, Infinite, and Tasty. Such a cute meaning, right? Many people were curious about the NIT Coffee due to the members of INFINITE, they have been promoting the coffee shop through their official Twitter account. NIT Coffee is open from 10 AM to 10:30 PM local time.
Since it is quite popular among Inspirit, no wonder that there’s a lot of INFINITE fans visiting the NIT Coffee, order some drinks and desserts and enjoy the view inside the NIT Coffee. And if you want to go there, you can take a train from Sinseol-dong Station to Mapo-gu Station, then exit from Exit 3, and then continue the rest of the trip on foot until you find several stores such as GS25 Store, Hanbok Store, and Motor Cube Store.
Unfortunately, it was reported that NIT Coffee has been closed since March 2019.