OK, OK, I should be stoked that Muji just announced their first store will be in the new New York Times Tower, on 40th Street across from Port Authority, and that it will be open in time for Holiday 2007. And I am, really.
But I can't ignore the fact that the store will only be 5,000 square feet, kind of skimpy to warrant the "flagship" designation. And I also can't ignore the fact that the very gracious general manager of Muji's international division confirmed to me that the US stores would not be carrying the baby and kid's lines.
You know what, though? It'll be alright. London and Paris Muji's don't carry them, either, and yet they still have some cool toys and stuff, especially around the Holiday season. And besides, they need the space for their extensive collection of Japanese commuter sneakers.
Times Tower Gets First Retail Tenant: MUJI Flagship! [themediamob]