Seoul never runs short of interesting cafes and this awesome cafe has people going wild because you can custom make your own case. Why go out and buy a cell phone case when you can spend a relaxing afternoon DIYing? Is decoden your thing? They have the whip and nozzles. If you love all cute things Japan and Korea consider stopping by and doing a diy cell phone case at DB Story in Seoul.
About the DB Story Cafe Experience
When you walk into the cafe it looks like a girly cell phone case heaven. There are pre-made cases lining the walls so if you fall in love with one of those or can’t decide what to make, there’s that option to fall into. Also, there are music boxes that come decorated if you’d like to purchase one of those. The walls are also lined with every cute character you can think of from Totoro to Winnie the Pooh. Some come flat or are sparkly to cater to a wide variety of tastes. You’re given a tray to put your phone case on one side and the items to decorate in the pockets on the side. As you all know, I am weaboo trash so I opted to use white cream and many Sailor Moon inspired decorations.
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With so much to choose from, where to start? I personally love the decoden style, but I would suggest starting with looking at the phone cases around the store and checking out DB Story’s Instagram for inspiration. If you think the cafe is only for women, I see tons of couples designing couple phone cases because in Korea, the couple is king. Weekend afternoons and evenings seem to be the most popular times to visit. Make a reservation ahead of time or wait in the cafe for your turn to be seated.
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All phone cases are at a fixed price of 2,500 won. There are no prices on any of the items (brilliant business marketing in my opinion) so you can feel free to go crazy with what you want. There are some key rings that are expensive, with the most expensive one being 6,500 for a Sailor Moon key ring. Expect to spend between 10,000 – 35,000 won.
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How to Get There
From Hongik University Station, go to exit 9. Walk down two blocks and walk across the main street and veer slightly right. Walk down two streets and turn right. When you see a VDL makeup store look up and you’ll see the sign for DB Story.
Address: 2F, 43, Wausan-ro 23 gil, Mapo-gu Seoul
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Hours: 12 pm- 9 pm
Let’s be real. Every guest at DB Story is there to zone out and put something amazing together. Phone cases in Asia are unique, extravagant and fun so why not make one with your own personal taste that reflects you? Life is too short to not make one of these phone cases once in your life. For more information, check out DB Story’s Facebook page.