Muji, the Japanese design store with the cult following, expands in L.A.

After opening stores in Hollywood and Santa Monica, Tokyo-based retailer Muji is expanding to Arcadia.
(Esther Lee)

Muji is the kind of store where you can buy well-priced, beautifully designed versions of everything you need. It’s also the kind of story where you wind up purchasing items you had no intention of getting.

Boosting the Japanese retailer’s Los Angeles presence is the 6,351-square-foot shop that opened recently at Westfield Santa Anita, making the Arcadia outpost its 13th U.S. store, and its sixth in California. More minimalist-design enthusiasts in SoCal have steadily joined the ranks of Muji fandom since the Hollywood flagship came on the scene in 2013.

Featured among the toiletries, bedding, clothing, kitchen gear and miscellaneous wares is the seasonal Found Muji China collection. The company’s limited run of elegant pieces inspired by centuries-old Chinese porcelain pieces, including traditions dating from the Song dynasty, also coincides with Chinese New Year.   

Muji Westfield Santa Anita, 400 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 9  p.m.; Sundays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (626) 461-0150.


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