MUJI’s First Canadian Flagship Store to Open in Downtown Vancouver
Rendering of MUJI Robson Street
Toronto, November 13th, 2017 – Japanese retailer MUJI announces the opening of its first Canadian flagship store, on Vancouver’s Robson Street, on December 2nd.
With 14,507 square feet of retail space and more than 4,500 products, this will be MUJI’s largest store outside of Asia. The location will not only carry MUJI Canada’s full range of merchandise including household goods, apparel and food, but it will also feature a brand-new store concept and many products and services never seen before in Canada. A few of these novelties are:
MUJI Labo began as a special project in 2005 to explore basic concepts in apparel from a free and creative approach. “Labo” stands for laboratory, an appropriate name as the purpose of the line is to experiment with new styles, materials and manufacturing processes. What MUJI Labo learns through product development eventually becomes standard apparel in MUJI stores, reflecting practical design and conscientious materials that consider both the producer and the environment. MUJI Labo collection is only available in select MUJI flagship stores around the world.
MUJI Coffee Counter
MUJI Canada partnered with Ethical Bean Coffee, a leading supplier of 100% fairtrade certified, organic coffee. Based in Vancouver, Ethical Bean is committed to social responsibility, global awareness, and environmental accountability, while constantly seeking new ways to make their coffee both just and better. The coffee counter at MUJI Robson Street will serve simple and affordable coffee by the cup.
MUJI YOURSELF is a customization service including embroidery, stamps, gift wrapping and label printing. While stamps, embroidery and gift wrapping are already available in select Canadian stores, the Robson Street location will offer label printing for the first time. A vast selection of labels and personalization options will allow customers to customize various MUJI products such as stationery, storage, furniture, etc.
The Aroma Bar will allow customers to create a customized fragrance blend by choosing from more than 40 essential oils. In addition to regular MUJI essential oils, customers will have many more options to further personalize their home with unique scents.
Along with these new offerings, the store will feature a unique, impressive architecture that will contribute to create a relaxing and pleasant shopping experience.
“This year marks a big step for MUJI Canada as we finally expanded to Western Canada and we will soon open our first flagship store,” says Toru Akita, president of MUJI Canada. “The goal of the Robson Street store is to deepen our relationships with local communities while offering new services and products in a distinctive retail space. In addition, by creating a relaxing environment with coffee, books and plants, we hope to help customers to make better choices toward creating their own pleasant lifestyle.”
Mujirushi Ryohin, MUJI in Japanese, translates as “no-brand quality goods.” MUJI was founded in Japan in 1980 and now has more than 800 stores around the world, carrying more than 7,000 items. With the goal of making people’s daily life pleasant, MUJI is globally recognized for its high-quality products that are functional and well designed, but at the same time basic and reasonably priced.
MUJI expanded to Canada in 2014, with the opening of Toronto’s Atrium location (Yonge and Dundas), followed by the Square One Shopping Centre location in Mississauga, the Yorkdale Shopping Centre location and the CF Markville location in Markham. Earlier this year, MUJI expanded to British Columbia with the opening of the Metropolis at Metrotown location in Burnaby. For more information please visit www.muji.com/ca and follow @mujicanada on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
MUJI Robson Street
Address: 1125 Robson Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6E 1B5
Size: 14,507 square feet
Opening: Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 at 10AM
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