January 26, 2007

Holy Moley, Muji^2 In NYC

I'd gotten several emails about this, seen it on a few blogs, and tried to find an actual announcement/report. Sure enough, it's in WWD. Muji will open two locations in New York City in the latter half of 2007.

No word on how much, if any, kids and baby's stuff they'll have, of course; the European stores have far less than the Japanese locations. But still.

Freakin' Awesome.

Muji to Make U.S. Footprint With Two New York Openings [wwd]

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The ironing board will be yours at last! (Cue mad laughter)

You New Yorkers get all the cool Japanese stuff... Beard Papa, Uniqlo, now Muji. I have to console myself with the fact that we have the first Daiso 100yen, er, $2CAD shop in North America, I guess. Yay.

why do so many baby oriented blogs post mostly about *stuff*?

am i being cynical, or are most baby blogs just out there to make a buck advertising the latest stroller, hipster baby t-shirts or flushable diapers?

let's see- right now i see ads for baby bunting, baby swings, new panton child's chair, custom bedding for babies, the ultimate glider chair, some toy, baby shoes, and a book.

actually - i think it's just blogs in general.

whatever, i guess that's life these days.

[the short answers are a) yes, except when it's not, and the less-successful b) what about the super bowl shuffle?? I would respond in more detail, but I have to get back to working on my book about celebrity parents, reserve your copy today. -ed.]

Pffft, for what it's worth, Muji was founded in Japan on anti-commercialist principles... "no-name" (actually, literally, the name means "no-logo-goods") branding, natural undyed, unbleached materials, healthy food products, and quite affordable considering the quality... if anything, it would be a step in the right direction for the land of Baby Gap, Gymboree, etc. that is US retailing.

What's the address of your non-stuff-related baby blog? Ah, I thought so... (Sorry, cheap shot... but seriously, it's easy and free to start a blog if you don't like the current offerings.)

A muji opening in nyc is fantastic news. Pffft, you're being such a killjoy...

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