It’s the busiest shopping season of the year, yet no matter how many times we visit the mall, we return home with gifts left on our list. What’s up with that?
The thing shoppers might realize, however, is that Calgary has been missing something. We’re talking about a one-stop shopping destination with everything from household supplies to kitchenware, beauty products, stationery, crafts, snacks, and everything in between.
On Saturday, December 14, this changes with the opening of Calgary’s first-ever OOMOMO store. The Japanese retail brand already has stores in BC, Ontario, Manitoba, North Edmonton, and West Edmonton, but this will be the first here in the city, nestled in the Pacific Place Mall.
“OOMOMO,” which translates to “plump peach,” with an underlying meaning of “blessing” in Japanese, is gearing up for its grand opening event where you’ll have the chance to get your hands on free cash vouchers and enter a lucky draw!
Everything that OOMOMO does links back to the brand’s DNA, and three fundamentals: discover, inspire, and learn.
Forget the expensive flight to Tokyo — you can experience the essence of Japanese living at OOMOMO, with products brought in directly from the island country. In doing this, OOMOMO aims to have a cultural impact on the Canadian market, offering affordable, innovative products you won’t find anywhere else.
We’re talking about things like a bag sealer to keep your chips fresh (essential), cute bento boxes, and kitchen products that scream kawai. Beyond this, OOMOMO frequently hosts workshops and shares living tips for customers.
Wondering how many products OOMOMO stocks in Calgary? The answer is over 18,000 (gasp!). Picture every neat and stylish household item you can think of because the retailer most likely has it. This means you can easily find items to jazz up your office and your living space.
We could talk about how good the ceramic mugs and ridiculously cute stationery are for hours, but the best way to give you an insight into the kind of products you’ll find on the shelves at Calgary’s OOMOMO store is to show you. That being said, here’s a look at some of our top picks:
Bento lunch boxes
Sanrio’s character items
Faux lashes and makeup
Egg timer tool
If all of that wasn’t enough for you, we didn’t even mention the treat lineup at OOMOMO. Think Japanese snacks like candies, chocolates, chips, and drinks like Calpico.
This season, head to the city’s new OOMOMO store to find gifts for everyone left on our list, as well as some chic household items. Be one of the first Calgarians to shop innovative Japanese products at Pacific Place Mall by attending the grand opening event.
OOMOMO’s doors open at 10 am, and if you’re one of the first 200 people, you’ll get a free $10 gift voucher. Plus, you’ll be in with the chance to win a gift card worth up to $100. Not forgetting the photo contests that will also be taking place. It doesn’t get much better than this pre-Christmas!
When: Saturday, December 14
Time: 10 am
Where: Unit 1075, Pacific Place Mall — 999, 36 Street NE, Calgary