FIRST LOOK: MUJI's Biggest Store in the Philippines Is Finally Open

Take a look inside!

MUJI's Biggest Store in Shangri-la Plaza
PHOTO BY Ashley Martelino

(SPOT.ph) Today, March 5, world-famous Japanese retailer MUJI finally opened their biggest store in the Philippines, located at the East Wing of Shangri-La Plaza. The opening was first announced in mid-January through a Facebook post. MUJI closed their original branch in the mall in September 2020 to make way for the expansion and renovation, turning the previously 400-square meter store into a 1,400-square meter space—more than triple the original size. Around 4,000 items will be available in the new store including furniture, home essentials, beauty and wellness products, stationery, clothing, and so much more.

The opening of the new outpost also brings about brand-new MUJI products and services exclusive to their largest branch in the country including their unisex clothing line MUJI Labo, consultation services for furniture, storage, interior, and wardrobe styling with product recommendations provided by MUJI advisors, the shop's very own water-refilling station, a dedicated space for showcasing design concepts and holding workshops called Open MUJI, and more. Dying to see it for yourself?

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Here's your first look inside MUJI's biggest store in the Philippines:

The sheer floor space of the new MUJI store in Shangri-La Plaza necessitates at least few good minutes (maybe even hours) of exploring, so we went ahead and browsed through every section for you, so you know where to look depending on what's on your wish list. Of course, if you ask us, every section deserves at least a little inspection, so take your time shopping and exploring.

Get ready to pick your jaw up off of the floor—the entrance is huge.

If you're familiar with MUJI's original Shangri-La Plaza branch, you'll be shocked to see just how much it's expanded. Just the sight of the glass facade, brightly lit store signs, and maroon framing will get your heart racing!

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The entire facade of MUJI's biggest store in the country is located at the East Wing of Shangri-la Plaza
We say this with no exaggerations: The entire facade of MUJI's biggest store in the country is too wide to capture in just one photo—and we used a wide lens. Here's what it looks like on one end. 
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The entire facade of MUJI's biggest store in the country is located at the East Wing of Shangri-la Plaza
...and here it is from the other.
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MUJI store in Shangri-la Plaza
The store takes up nearly an entire side of the East Wing's fourth floor.
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Clothing area of MUJI store in Shangri-la Plaza
Be sure to get your temperature taken and present your MandaTrack QR code when you enter.
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The clothing area has everything you need to complete your capsule wardrobe.

MUJI is known for their form-meets-function aesthetic—a design philosophy they apply to every product including their wide range of apparel. Their clothing section, which styles pieces for men, women, and children, is perfect for those who love to stock up on practical pieces that offer versatility and timelessness.

Clothing area of MUJI store in Shangri-la Plaza
Here's what you'll see when you enter through the side of the store closest to the apparel section.
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You'll spot basics and wardrobes essentials in a variety of neutral tones as soon as you walk in at the Muji store in Shangri-la Plaza
You'll spot basics and wardrobes essentials in a variety of neutral tones as soon as you walk in.
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unisex clothing line MUJI Labo
Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for styles from unisex clothing line MUJI Labo.
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plain white T-shirts from MUJI
Stock up on all the plain white T-shirts your heart desires!
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MUJI's undergarment selections
Need some new undies? They've got a great selection.
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MUJI socks
Socks, too.
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MUJI's minimalist apparel
MUJI is heaven for minimalist and low-key dressers.
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MUJI tote bags
Peep those no-frills tote bags—we need them!
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MUJI tote bags
We'll take one of each, please.
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MUJI backpacks
Their various backpacks are perfect for weekend adventures or running errands.
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MUJI's got cool canvas tote bags exclusive to the Shangri-La store with designs inspired by Philippine culture
They've got cool canvas tote bags exclusive to the Shangri-La store with designs inspired by Philippine culture. 
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Don't forget to check out MUJI To Go, their chic collection of luggage and travel essentials
Don't forget to check out MUJI To Go, their chic collection of luggage and travel essentials.
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MUJI's kids' section
Even the kids' section is ultra-stylish!
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MUJI's men's apparel
You'll have a blast just browsing through!
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While we're on the topic of apparel, we can't help but give a special mention to MUJI's shoe section. Their understated pairs could be your go-to for everyday use!

MUJI's shoes section
MUJI's biggest branch in the country is sneaker heaven!
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MUJI sneakers
Check out these stylish pairs—you'll want to cop every color.
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MUJI white sneakers
You can never own too many white sneakers.
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MUJI men's sneakers
These look so comfy! 
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MUJI slip-on sandals
These popular slip-on sandals are now available at a lower price—yup, permanently.
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MUJI's biggest store in the Philippines is the only outpost in the country with its own water-refilling station.

Near the store's cashier is a water-refilling station where customers are encouraged to purchase a MUJI Water Bottle (P160) and fill them up instead of option for single-use plastic cups and bottles. Refills are free, but note that customers can only refill their bottles two times (for a maximum of about 600 ml of water) per day. Drinking inside the store is discouraged.

MUJI's biggest store in the Philippines is the only outpost in the country with its own water-refilling station
Drop by the water-refilling station to fill up your water bottle for free—no need to purchase single-use plastic bottles!
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The MUJI Water Bottles are located right above the refilling station
The MUJI Water Bottles are located right above the refilling station. We love their understated aesthetic. 
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MUJI's health and beauty section exudes serenity and a love of self-care.

MUJI is pretty much a one-stop shop for anything and everything you need at home, so of course they've got a varied selection of personal care products including skincare and makeup finds, home fragrances, bathroom essentials, and more.

MUJI's health and beauty section
Stock up on skincare necessities like cleanser, moisturizer, toner, and more at the health and beauty section of the store.
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MUJI's skincare necessities like cleanser, moisturizer, toner, and more at the health and beauty section of the store
Don't worry, you'll have lots to choose from depending on your preferences and skin type.
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MUJI's makeup finds
Beauty junkies, be sure to take a look at their makeup finds while you're there.
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MUJI's makeup finds
You can closely inspect and even swatch some of the available products.
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The displays inside the MUJI store use MUJI products as hanging decor
Notice how many of the displays inside the store use MUJI products as hanging decor? That's a design feature that can be seen in their stores all over the world.  
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MUJI's bathroom essentials in chic neutral tones and minimalist styles
Check out their line of bathroom essentials in chic neutral tones and minimalist styles.
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MUJI dipper
Including the ever-famous MUJI dipper!
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MUJI ultra-soft new towels
You can stock up on ultra-soft new towels, too.
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MUJI home fragrances and diffusers
They've got a great selection of home fragrances and diffusers.
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No trip to MUJI is complete without a stop at their fan-favorite stationery section.

MUJI stationery section
Stock up on (or better yet, hoard) journals, notepads, pens, and more when you drop by—we know you were already planning on it.
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MUJI got lots of colorful pens, pencils, markers,highlighters and more perfect for taking notes or even doodling
They've got lots of colorful pens, pencils, markers,highlighters and more perfect for taking notes or even doodling.
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MUJI got lots of colorful pens, pencils, markers,highlighters and more perfect for taking notes or even doodling
We'll go ahead and file this under the category "photos that make us drool."
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personalize your stationery finds at MUJI's stamp station
You can even personalize your stationery finds at MUJI's stamp station.
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MUJI's  adorable stamp designs
Check out these adorable stamp designs.
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Aside from stationery, MUJI's got handy office finds up for grabs like these cool desk clocks
Aside from stationery, they've got handy office finds up for grabs like these cool desk clocks.
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The Shangri-La outpost has its very own Open MUJI—the first in the Philippines.

Open MUJI is a dedicated space for showcasing design concepts and holding workshops. MUJI stores all over the world have their own version of the section, each featuring different displays highlighting MUJI's design philosophies as well their approach to home furnishing, lifestyle, and fashion. The display may change over time as the seasons go by, so you'll always want to keep checking back to see what they've got in store for you.

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Open MUJI is a dedicated space for showcasing design concepts and holding workshops
Look for this sign so you know where to find the Open MUJI display—it's right by the cashier.
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Open MUJI space is arranged with storage solutions to help inspire you to declutter and create a more functional home
At the moment, the Open MUJI space is arranged with storage solutions to help inspire you to declutter and create a more functional home.
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MUJI's houseware section is basically your dream home come to life.

Perhaps the two biggest sections of the new store are the apparel section and the oh-so stunning houseware section—and rightfully so because the latter uses its expansive space to fulfill our Japanese-style home makeover fantasies. You'll find minimalist-chic household essentials like kitchen tools, ceramics, utensils, cleaning devices, linens, storage solutions, furniture, and more that look straight out of a Pinterest board!

MUJI's houseware section
Perhaps most notable about MUJI's houseware section are the gorgeous furniture and decor displays all around.
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MUJI's got their minimalist furniture meticulously arranged into relaxing setups that will inspire you to give your space a Japanese-style makeover
They've got their minimalist furniture meticulously arranged into relaxing setups that will inspire you to give your space a Japanese-style makeover.
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MUJI's living room setup
Check out this pristine living room setup. 
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MUJI plush chairs
These plush chairs would be perfect for your bedroom or living room.
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Turn your humble abode into a Japanese-style home with a dining room layout like this
Turn your humble abode into a Japanese-style home with a dining room layout like this.
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MUJI has all kinds of living and decor essentials for every room in your house
MUJI has all kinds of living and decor essentials for every room in your house. For the bedroom, you'll want to stock up on their immaculate linens.
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MUJI comfy pillows
Looking for comfy pillows? They've got lots to choose from.
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MUJI's futons and duvets will make your room extra cozy
Their futons and duvets will make your room extra cozy.
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MUJI's gorgeous work desk and office chair—we're obsessed with the #aesthetic setup
Check out this gorgeous work desk and office chair—we're obsessed with the #aesthetic setup!
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MUJI's ceramic bowls, plates, and mugs as well as the chic silverware for your dining room
You'll love these no-fuss ceramic bowls, plates, and mugs as well as the chic silverware for your dining room.
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MUJI's kitchen essentials
Need new kitchen essentials? Check out their stainless-steel mixing bowls, trays, and strainers.
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MUJI's glassware
We spotted glassware as well as these stylish acrylic pots perfect for storing drinking water. They're now available at a lower price! 
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MUJI's handy storage solutions
No home is complete without handy storage solutions and MUJI has everything you could ever need.
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These rattan boxes are perfect for your rustic, Bohemian-style space
These rattan boxes are perfect for your rustic, Bohemian-style space.
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MUJI's chic storage boxes
We love these chic storage boxes, which feature a linen design that looks delicate but is totally sturdy.
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MUJI hangers
Hangers are a must-have for all homes—their available styles are decked out in white and wood finishes.
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MUJI's selection of cleaning tools, which are as useful as they are stylish
Don't miss out on their selection of cleaning tools, which are as useful as they are stylish.
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MUJI's got brooms, dust pans, mops, and more
They've got brooms, dust pans, mops, and more. 
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And if all that's not enough to get you excited, check out our video walkthrough below:

MUJI's biggest store in the Philippines is at 4/F East Wing, Shangri-La Plaza, Mandaluyong City.

For more information, log on to MUJI Philippines' Facebook page.

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