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MUJI flagship now open on Robson Street in Vancouver

The first flagship MUJI 無印良品 store in Canada, and the largest outside of Asia, opens Saturday on Robson Street in Vancouver.

The 15,000 sq ft. MUJI store is located in the former Gap space on Robson, between Thurlow and Bute.

It carries more than 4,500 products, and offers several services not yet seen in Canadian MUJI stores including MUJI Labo, coffee bar, aroma counter, and MUJI YOURSELF — a customization service offering embroidery, stamps, gift wrapping and label printing.

The space has been transformed, with its high ceilings and atrium exposed, plus the additions of wood and lots of greenery, much of it for sale in the form of potted plants.

“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,” says Toru Akita, president of MUJI Canada. “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.”

The store opens Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 10 a.m., at 1125 Robson St, Vancouver, V6E 1B5.

Photos: MUJI Robson Street Vancouver flagship

MUJI Vancouver plants
Plants, plants, and more plants.
MUJI Books
Small bookstore within MUJI. Credit: MUJI Canada
MUJI Labo. Credit: MUJI Canada
Aroma bar
Aroma bar where you can make your own diffuser solution.
A customer at the MUJI Aroma Bar
A customer at the Aroma Bar.
Japanese candy
Japanese candy.
Ethical Bean coffee bar
Ethical Bean coffee bar.
Potted plant
Potted plant.
MUJI plants
Wide selection of potted plants.
Diffusers on sale
Diffusers on sale.
Shelving systems
Shelving systems.
Plants and watering cans
Plants and watering cans.
MUJI clothing
MUJI Aroma diffusers
Aroma diffusers. Credit: MUJI Canada
MUJI YOURSELF label printing
Label printing at MUJI YOURSELF counter.
MUJI Robson exterior
Exterior of the Robson Street store on a rainy Vancouver evening.

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Peter Meiszner
Peter Meiszner
Peter Meiszner is an experienced journalist and media relations professional, based in Vancouver. As founder of urbanYVR.com, he has been reporting on urban development across the Lower Mainland since 2016, and has also served as vice-chair of the Gastown Historic Area Planning Committee. In October 2022, he was elected to Vancouver city council and is no longer actively reporting for urbanYVR.

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