Originally Posted by hye
What is Gukcheshijong? Just curious... (I assume it's somewhere in South Korea, but... never heard of it).
Not as far off topic as you think. I recognized the name of the forumer selling these as a Korean name because I used to live there and am familiar with the names. When I was told where the seller bought them I realized they are obviously authentic but I am an infrequent poster here and relatively new at buying here. I didn't know what a good reputation Seok had until I investigated, which I should have done before I posted anything. My mistake.
To answer your question: Gukje market is in central Busan and is an epicenter for fake goods of all stripes coming in from all parts of Asia. I have products from Hermes, Celine, Rolex, Alex McQ, Ferragamo, Apple, Jil Sander and many others that I purchased there (mostly for novelty purposes). I am not sure if you took exception to my post, but if you thought it was derogatory to Koreans, I am sorry. I have very close and lasting ties to the country and the people through Yongsei University and Boardman Im Yo Han (Mr. John Linton) and would not disrespect the country in any way.