Home Coming: Muji to open in India soon
APR 12, 2016 | By Aditi Gaitonde
We’ve been waiting for this news for a while. Producers of minimalistic homeware, stationery and clothing, Japan’s Muji is all set to open its first stores in India. Ryohin Keikaku Co Ltd, the company behind the iconic brand, just announced its plan to launch two outposts, in Mumbai and Bengaluru, under a joint venture with Reliance Brands Limited. Muji’s first outlet is slotted to open doors this August at Palladium, Mumbai, followed by another store at VR Mall, Bengaluru in September.
The Japanese brand has over 700 stores in 26 countries and is known to offer simplistic, logo-less, quality goods at reasonable prices. World over, the firm epitomises clean and simple designs with emphasis on recycling and avoiding wastage during production and packaging.
The brand’s name is derived from Mujirushi Ryohin that translates to “No Brand Quality Goods” in English. Interestingly, Muji has stated in the past that renowned international creatives have designed some of their offerings but no product is attributed to individual designers. Konichiwa Muji, we’re glad you’re here….