Mid-week saw us at Bonifacio High Street after going to the Myth of the Human Body Exhibit in Taguig (for another post). I went straight to Muji because I wanted to satisfy my curiosity as I wasn't able to go to it's Hong Kong store a few years ago.
The place wasn't too full of people so I took my own sweet time browsing. (I even saw Derek Ramsay and Angelica Panganiban there). It probably took me around an hour to go around and peruse the items but much as I would like to buy something, I didn't. I think most were quite expensive for plain-looking items that you could also buy at a much more cheaper price at your local bookstore like Fully-Booked across the lawn or National Bookstore or even Landmark and SM.
The clothes were also too plain like a simple striped t-shirt for P900+. I could get a much nicer top for less from Zara or Mango. The toiletries and other bath/cosmetic items like the PET bottles, cases and jars, I already own similar ones which I got from mineral makeup companies in the US (even the grocery store across our house has those refillable bottles for sale). The only ones I find worth buying would probably be the travel organizer bags/kits like this in the photo:
The smallest size is P500+ of this organizer. The acrylic cases are also nice to own. The small ones with 2 drawers were like P900+.
I was lemming for these cases before but when I was there staring at them, I had no urge to get it. I also didn't know where I was going to put it as my vanity table is full. For those who like stationery stuff, there were so many pens, papers and binders there but since I am not a student anymore, they were of little use to me.
I am sure there are other people (with lots of extra cash to burn) who would find Muji stuff worthwhile but not me. I enjoy shopping more at Saizen/Daiso and other Japanese stores in the Metro.