Retail & Services

Hanwha Galleria

Hanwha's Galleria Luxury Hall in Seoul, is one of the go-to shopping destinations in the city with its stunning media pacade.
Our expertise
  • Premium retail businesses: Galleria Luxury Hall, Galleria Gwanggyo, Galleria Timeworld, etc.
  • Fashion boutiques: Stefano Ricci, James Perse
  • F&B business: Five Guys, Vino Galleria

Founded in 1976, Hanwha Galleria has specialized in retail services with a strong focus on department stores. Along with Galleria Luxury Hall, South Korea’s first and premier department store, we provide differentiated customer experiences via a network of department stores in local areas. We also operate other retail businesses, including global brand direct sourcing, retail sales of exclusive brands and Food & Beverage (F&B) operations. 


Currently, we have five stores in South Korea in the major cities of Seoul, Suwon (Gwanggyo), Cheonan, Daejeon and Jinju. Together, the Galleria department stores offer an unparalleled suite of upscale shopping experiences. Each carries distinctive brands and observes local fashion trends, while also offering a food culture sure to satisfy every discerning taste. All our stores have improved performance through unique luxury merchandising, unrivaled VIP marketing and premium branding, racking up record-high sales and operating profit in 2021 thanks to continuous efforts. 


Our Galleria Luxury Hall in Seoul is South Korea’s preeminent department store, featuring the world’s leading luxury brands. Galleria Gwanggyo, the largest of the five department stores operated by the Hanwha Galleria, represents a new concept in nature-friendly multicultural shopping complexes. Located in the metropolitan city of Daejeon, Galleria Timeworld specializes in luxury fashion brands from around the world and boasts the ultimate in customer convenience in addition to its reputation as the premier luxury shopping destination in the region. We also operate Centercity, an art and cultural center in central Korea, and Galleria Jinju, a premier department store in the western Gyeongnam area. 


Our fashion business mainly focuses on retailing exclusive brands and stores. We direct-source from global luxury fashion houses, such as Italy’s Stefano Ricci and luxury daily wear brand James Perse. Our collection of select premium brands and our ability to source the most exclusive fashion brands are unmatched in the markets in which we operate. That competitive advantage enables us to keep expanding our footprint. We also operate South Korea's high-end fashion boutiques, such as G. STREET 494 HOMME, making us a leading fashion company and consistently the first to introduce the latest international trends in our industry.

Hanwha's Galleria Gwanggyo has transformed this once-modest suburb into a popular residential hub.
Galleria Gwanggyo

Our F&B business continues to increase in brand value by promoting the GOURMET 494 brand. In February 2022, we refreshed Gourmet 494, which operated as a grocerant (grocery + restaurant) with the delicery concept, a combination of deli and grocery, once again pioneering food and beverage trends in the department store industry. In 2020, outside a department store, we launched the premium lifestyle platform Gourmet 494 Hannam in Nine One Hannam, a high-end residential complex, offering food and lifestyle contents carefully selected by Galleria. We are also collaborating with gourmet restaurants to develop a variety of GOURMET 494 private brand products made with carefully curated ingredients. With an eye towards the global tastes of our customers, we provide a wide range of high-quality wines from around the world through our Vino Galleria brand and have introduced Korean food enthusiasts to the popular U.S. burger chain Five Guys. 


Hanwha Galleria will continue to strengthen luxury brand merchandising, VIP marketing, and premium branding, while actively promoting core competency, digital transformation, and original content creation. We are leading the industry trends and providing differentiated customer experiences as the No. 1 premium content producer.

Hanwha's Galleria Timeworld is credited with revitalizing the city of Daejeon, Korea.
Galleria Timeworld