Australia's Biggest Muji Store Has Just Opened in Chadstone
Make yourself a coffee and explore the store's huge range of stationery, homewares and clothes — or do a workshop (just like in Japan).
The minimalist Japanese retailer famed for its low-waste ethos and no-logo policy has just opened its largest ever Aussie store. Ditching its old Chadstone Shopping Centre digs, the label has moved into an expanded 1700-square-metre space, located on the Lower Ground Level near the precinct's newly revamped Food Atrium.
But this new 'concept' store has a whole lot more to offer than just a whopping huge floor plan. Shoppers are also able to get their hands on an extended offering of Muji's signature bedding, clothing (men's, women's and kid's), skincare, storage bits and bobs, stationery (there's a lot) and travel goods, as well as a line of household furniture not available in any other local store.
There's also an on-site embroidery service for jazzing up your just-bought threads and a self-serve coffee facility to fuel those lengthier shopping adventures (although no Muji Cafe, unfortunately). A 'Melbourne to Go' concept showcases various things to do around town, which are chosen by staff but suggestions from shoppers are also encouraged. The store also stocks Muji's book range and new non-gendered garment capsule line, Muji Labo.
And as if that wasn't enough to keep you busy for a while, the new space also plays host to a dynamic workshop and exhibition space, dubbed Open Muji. Stay tuned for a program featuring everything from artist talks to craft sessions.
The Japanese brand kicked off its foray into Australia when it opened the original Chadstone store back in 2013. It now boasts five locations across Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra. But this is its biggest one yet.
Find Muji at Shop B151, Chadstone Shopping Centre, 1341 Dandenong Road, Malvern East. It's open from Monday–Wednesday 9am–5.30pm, Thursday–Saturday 9am–9pm, and Sunday 10am–7pm.
Published on September 03, 2019 by Libby Curran