*Photo:MUJI PORTLAND POP-UP STORE
MUJI TO OPEN LOCATION IN PORTLAND, OREGON THIS FALL FIRST STORE IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST PREVIEW POP UP STORE TO OPEN SEPTEMBER 14th IN DOWNTOWN PORTLAND
PORTLAND, OREGON – This Fall, Japanese lifestyle brand MUJI will open their first store in the Pacific Northwest, in Portland, Oregon. Located in the historic Meier & Frank Building in downtown Portland, the store will be the brand’s second largest store to date in the US, spanning 11,000 square feet of retail space, and will include a number of special features and partnerships with local community pillars. The space will be purpose-designed by renowned Japanese studio Super Potato to create a unique in-store experience, reflecting both the design legacy of MUJI and honoring the rich landscape and creative community that make up the city of Portland.
In advance of the launch, MUJI will open a pop-up shop running from Friday September 14th- Sunday October 28th, to celebrate the brand’s arrival in the Pacific Northwest. Located at 625 SW 10th Avenue, the retail space will sell a curated selection of MUJI’s iconic items that center around daily essential needs and include the MUJI Aroma Diffuser, Body Fit Cushion, stationary items and cleaning products.
The Portland location will offer services that are new to the brand’s U.S. locations, including an in-store “Art Wall,” and the brand’s Re-MUJI collection of recycled clothing to name a few. MUJI is also in conversation with a number of local organizations — both as vendors and as partners — to celebrate the unique culture and aesthetic of Portland alongside MUJI’s classic and well-designed goods.
“The Portland location represents a particularly exciting milestone for the brand,” says Taku Hareyama, General Manager of MUJI Portland. “Not only is MUJI expanding into a new region of the U.S., but the interior of the store and unique services offered, are designed as a special homage to the local Portland community, reflecting the vivacity and creativity of the surrounding community, and the universality and usability of MUJI products.”
MUJI Portland will also be distinguished by its design, led by the renown Japanese firm Super Potato. Super Potato is a longtime global collaborator for MUJI, having designed the MUJI hotel in Shenzhen and flagship stores globally; MUJI Portland is the firm’s second project for MUJI in North America.
As MUJI’s second largest store in the country, the location will offer several features and services exclusive in the U.S., including:
MUJI’s in-store initiative Re-MUJI repurposes archived pieces from past collections by recycling and re-dyeing garments in one of three shades of Japanese indigo, giving new life to MUJI’s classic range of Men’s and Women’s apparel. Due to the unique nature of the indigo dye, traditionally used in Edo era Japan, each Re-MUJI item is one-of-a-kind.
MUJI will unveil an in-store “Art Wall,” which was created in collaboration with a Portland-based art school to reflect the vivacity and creative culture of the surrounding community by showcasing a wide-variety of found objects collected from around Portland.
MUJI Embroidery Service
MUJI’s embroidery service allows customers to choose from over 300 embroidered designs and letters to add to any of the brand’s clothing or textile items. Great for monogramming and creating personalized gifts.
MUJI Alteration Service
MUJI will offer an alteration service with same day pick up for items purchased in store. For just $5.00, customers will be able to have MUJI items hemmed after purchasing or at a later date. Receipts will be required to process alterations.
MUJI Coffee Stand
MUJI will introduce a new coffee concept to the Portland location. Working with a local coffee roaster, MUJI Portland will serve coffee and sell coffee beans to MUJI customers in store.
In addition to these features, MUJI’s Portland store will stock the company’s wide array of products all rooted in a simple, streamlined aesthetic and designed to highlight modesty, accessibility, and reduced waste. The brand’s main product line includes: apparel, kitchenware, tableware, furniture, interior and storage accessories, stationery, skincare, bags and suitcases.
The MUJI name derives from the company’s original name in Japanese: Mujirushi Ryohin, meaning No Brand, Quality Goods. MUJI started in Japan in 1980 and now has over 400 stores in Japan. It opened its first store outside Japan in London in 1991, adding over 400 since then. MUJI USA currently has fifteen stores in the U.S., with six in California, seven in the greater New York City area, including a stand-alone MUJI to Go store at JFK airport. There are also locations in New Jersey and one in Massachusetts.
POP-UP STORE INFORMATION
Friday September 14th- Sunday October 28th
Address: 625 SW 10th Avenue, Portland, OR
Hours: 10:00am-6:00pm daily