THIS JULY 4 HOLIDAY, MUJI USA OPENS NEW STORE IN MIDTOWN NEW YORK SHOPPING DISTRICT ON 59TH STREET AND LEXINGTON AVENUE
NEW YORK, NY, June 19, 2019 — This July 4, Japanese lifestyle brand MUJI will celebrate the holiday weekend by opening its newest U.S. store in midtown Manhattan on 59th street. The new location will be the third largest in the country, spanning 11,800 square feet of retail space. MUJI 59th Street features an open layout complete with rustic wooden beams made from reclaimed material and will introduce the brand to a new neighborhood of New York City, as MUJI’s first uptown location.
To celebrate the grand opening on the July 4 holiday, MUJI will give away tote bags filled with free MUJI products to the first 100 customers. Additionally, the first 300 customers who spend twenty-five dollars or more will receive a free MUJI gift.
Throughout the holiday weekend, MUJI will also provide red, white, and blue Japanese shaved ice by Bonsai Kakigōri to the first 1,000 customers each day to celebrate.
MUJI 59th Street will debut new in-store services from the brand, including engraving and digital fabric printing, alongside the brand’s product line including: apparel, childrenswear, kitchenware, tableware, furniture, interior and storage accessories, stationery, skincare, bags, suitcases, plants, and books. The new store will also offer a range of existing services, including a full service coffee stand, as well as embroidery and alteration services. The use of quality and reclaimed elements in MUJI 59th Street’s design echoes the brand’s commitment to and focus on sourcing the best materials for all of its products across a wide range of departments.
“Following the success of our recently opened Hudson Yards location, 59th Street will be another incredible addition to the city of New York,” states MUJI USA’s Chief Operating Officer Toru Akita. “Some of the most exciting elements of the new store will be the additional personalization services including engraving and embroidery, which we are confident customers will love.”
MUJI specialty services that will be available at the 59th street store include:
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 pickup 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 Digital Fabric Printing
For the first time, MUJI will offer digital fabric printing in stores, giving customers another way to personalize select MUJI textile products, like t-shirts and tote bags. Printing ranges from $9 – $15.
MUJI 59th Street will debut MUJI’s custom engraving service, allowing for the customization of any MUJI aluminum, glass, or wood products with up to 15 characters (letters and numbers) for just $5.00.
Alongside the selection of packaged essential oils MUJI offers, customers at MUJI 59th Street will be able to select from 36 specially curated floral, citrus, or herbal essential oil blends at the Aroma Bar. These custom blends will be mixed at the bar, and make a great gift when paired with any of MUJI’s aroma diffusers.
MUJI Coffee Stand
In support of local businesses, MUJI will partner with Brooklyn’s Variety Coffee Roasters to offer a full-service in-store coffee bar. The coffee stand will feature a menu of drinks including coffee, lattes, and espresso served alongside patisserie treats from Ceci Cela. The bar will be made from reclaimed wood and include a standing area, encouraging customers to linger and enjoy.
MUJI Interior Advisors
MUJI’s Interior Advisor Consultation Service offers recommendations on MUJI furniture and storage solutions to provide customers with efficient, style conscious interior decorating advice. Appointments with Interior Advisors can be made through email or in store.
In addition to these features, MUJI’s 59th Street 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 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 eighteen stores in the U.S., with 7 in California and 8 in the greater New York area, plus a store in Boston, New Jersey, and Portland.
Address: 127 E 59th Street, New York, NY 10022
(Store front entrance on 59th St.)
Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 11am-8pm