Minimalist Japanese retailer Muji‘s first Canadian storefront opens on Saturday, November 29th at Toronto’s Atrium On Bay. It will be the first of at least seven Canadian locations for the brand, as Muji looks to open stores across the country. Besides intentions to open in Toronto and Vancouver, we’ve spoken to landlords across the country who are eager to include Muji in their properties.
From new information that we’ve received, it would appear that Muji’s Canadian stores will overwhelmingly carry household goods. Its first Canadian location will carry approximately 2,800 products, including 800 garments and accessory items, and about 2,000 household products. Prices at Muji’s Canadian stores will be higher than those in the U.S., we’re told, and its Canadian stores will also carry less products than in its American locations. U.S. Muji stores typically carry about 3,500 products as a comparison — substantially less than the 7,000 or so carried in its Japanese locations.