It’s almost time to go back to school — are you ready?
We’re talking about being prepared for the year ahead, whether you’re enrolling in a new degree, returning to the final year of your master’s, or even starting a new job. And there’s a place where you can get everything you need in just one trip: MUJI.
With stores in Metrotown, Richmond Centre, and a flagship location on Robson Street, the Japanese retail brand is a one-stop-shop for all your back to school essentials like stationery, organizers, storage, study desks, and pieces for your fall wardrobe.
To celebrate, the brand has a series of events and promotions taking place. Here’s a look at some of the reasons to visit MUJI.
The stationery collection
If you’re looking for eco-friendly and inexpensive stationery to keep you on top of your workload, MUJI has you covered. The brand’s ever-popular gel pens are available in an array of colours and they’re designed to help you write smoothly until the very end (no ink loss issues). You can even buy refills instead of throwing the pen away.
Making a note of your upcoming projects or assignments can help you stay organized, and it’s best to keep them in a notebook to avoid losing anything. Most notebooks and refill paper sold at MUJI are made of recycled paper, or with paper sourced from ecologically-managed plantations. You can choose the size and style that suits you!
Select pens and notebooks are on sale until August 27.
Desk storage options
Clutter is nobody’s friend, and the best way to keep your desk neat and tidy is to invest in a personalized storage solution. Luckily for you, MUJI has an amazing selection of options to choose from.
You can opt for the transparent and elegant acrylic storage to organize makeup or jewelry, the fun and modular ABS series to organize documents, stationery, and small items on your desk, inexpensive PP storage file boxes that you can use anywhere in the house (to store pretty much anything), or the classical style wooden MDF series which compliments a natural décor and allows you to store small items.
Looking for a bag that will get you through the school year? Take your pick from a large selection of bags and backpacks to suit your needs at MUJI, where you can even get select bags personalized with embroidery at the Robson Street store. You can also snap up document holders and pouches to organize the inside of your bag.
The fall apparel collection
Choosing what to wear in the morning should be a quick and easy task, but when you’re staring at the same old clothes it can be the opposite. Treat yourself to new apparel from MUJI’s fall collection which features the always popular organic cotton flannel, which comes in a variety of styles and colours for men, ladies, and kids.
The brand’s versatile wool silk collection also dropped recently and it’s perfect to wear between seasons. You can also pick up a pair of organic cotton sneakers which have been designed with a special sole to prevent your feet from getting tired. And if you need any assistance, MUJI’s style advisor at the Robson Street store will be happy to help you choose key pieces.
Flannel and wool silk collections are on sale until August 27.
MUJI’s ultrasonic aroma diffusers are a great option for students who are looking to create a better environment for studying. Essential oils can promote relaxation, focus, energy, and more. And if you want customized blend options, simply visit the aroma bar at MUJI Robson Street.
Aroma diffusers and essential oils will be on sale from August 24 to 26 only!
Get a limited-edition tote bag
MUJI Robson Street is collaborating with Vancouver-based artist (and student) @94mlk for various projects. When you visit the store on September 1-2, you’ll receive a limited-edition, exclusive tote bag designed by @94mlk when you spend $20 or more.
Plus, the artist will be in store for a meet and greet so you can get your bag signed or maybe your own personalized drawing! Subscribe to MUJI Mail or check out the events section of MUJI’s website for more information to be released later.
Where: 4700 Kingsway Burnaby
MUJI Robson Street
Where: 1125 Robson Street
MUJI Richmond Centre
Where: 6551 No. 3 Road, Richmond