This Charming Home Goods and Accessories Store From Japan is Ready to Take Over LA

Miniso is like MUJI meets Daiso.

Photo: Miniso

If you're already a fan of MUJI's minimalist wares and Daiso's affordable home essentials, you'll dig Miniso. The Japanese lifestyle chain has already kicked off its Stateside expansion with a slew of openings in Los Angeles: With outposts in Old Town Pasadena, Hollywood, and Westfield Santa Anita, to name just a few, it's now setting its sights on even more Southern California nabes.

Known for its wallet-friendly inventory that spans across kitchenwares, home organization, skincare, fashion accessories, and more, the brand is set to open locations in Westfield Topanga, Westfield Culver City, Los Cerritos Center, Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance, Alhambra Place, Irvine Spectrum, Westfield Palm Desert, and Escondido's Westfield North County. They'll bring Miniso's Golden State store count to 20, joining existing outposts in South LA, Southeast LA, and the San Gabriel Valley. (There are also shops in Santa Barbara, Bakersfield, and Riverside County.)

Miniso's Old Town Pasadena store, which opened last spring. Photo: Miniso

It's all part of Miniso's global expansion, which has brought the store to Mexico, Indonesia, and Singapore; Ireland and New Zealand are next on the the list. The brand was co-founded in 2013 by Japanese designer Miyake Junya (who graduated from the esteemed Bunka Fashion College, which counts Kenzo Takada and Yohji Yamamoto among alumni) and Chinese entrepreneur Ye Guofu.

We've reached out to the brand for more details on exact opening dates; stay tuned for more.

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