MUJI's largest store in Metro Vancouver to open in Surrey

Jul 4 2019, 3:12 am

MUJI is opening another store in Metro Vancouver, and this latest expansion into the local retail landscape will be even larger than the previously-touted Robson Street flagship location.

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The Japanese clothing and household goods retailer is building a new store at Guildford Town Centre in Surrey that will span 15,800 sq. ft. over two levels of the indoor mall, according to Retail Insider.

This will be MUJI’s second largest store in the country; in comparison, the MUJI Robson flagship store in downtown Vancouver is 14,500 sq. ft. in size, while the downtown Toronto flagship that opened in November 2018 — trumping the size of the Robson Street store to become the company’s largest international store — is 19,110 sq. ft.

MUJI’s first store in Surrey will become the retailer’s largest store in Metro Vancouver.

Inside the MUJI Robson Store in downtown Vancouver. (Kenneth Chan / Daily Hive)

Last fall, after barely a year of operations, the retailer expanded its first store in the region at Metropolis at Metrotown from 7,700 sq. ft. to 12,305 sq. ft. And earlier this year, it expanded its CF Richmond Centre store from 6,252 sq. ft. to 9,212 sq. ft.

In 2018, UNIQLO also designated Guildford Town Centre as one of its outposts in the region by opening a 12,800 sq. ft. store.

The new MUJI Guildford Town Centre location is expected to open before the end of the year.

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