Muji confirms Sydney

Muji_Emporium_1 copyJapanese retailer, Muji, has confirmed it will open its first Sydney store at The Galeries shopping centre, on May 14.

The Galeries’ store will be Muji’s third store in Australia, with the first launching in November 2013 at Chadstone Shopping Centre, followed by Emporium Melbourne in April 2014.

The new store covers a total space of 1344.62sqm with 1022.84sqm floor space, and will stock Muji’s range of men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, and accessories, furniture, homewares, skincare products, stationery, bedding, and travel goods.

Victor Gaspar, GM of Ipoh Management Services, is thrilled to welcome Muji to The Galeries.

“The much anticipated flagship Sydney store reinforces The Galeries’ ongoing pursuit of an unique, world class cultural offering. This is the first of a number of new openings planned at The Galeries this year, which promises to enhance the unique retail experience already offered to our customers.”

Muji Australia’s MD, Takuo Nagahara, says he looks forward to the launch in Sydney and expanding Muji nationwide.

“We look forward to further developing and sharing our brand concept and activities with people across Australia.” Nagahara says.

The Galeries’ store will bring Muji to a total of 703 stores worldwide.

The company is planning to open additional stores in Australia as well as an online store in the future.

In 1980, Muji was established as a private brand of Seiyu, beginning with a limited range of 40 products.

These products were the antithesis to the trend at that time, when Japanese consumers placed too much emphasis on brand name products, paying premium price for the brand name rather than the value of the product itself.

Muji is derived from its Japanese name, ‘Mujirushi Ryohin’, which means ‘no brand quality goods,’ and the products are characterised by their simple aesthetic and eco friendly minimal packaging.

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