Friday, October 22, 2010

Muji at BHS

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.


Pammy said...

I've been reading posts about Muji and I noticed that the prices are too much so I think instead of paying Muji a trip, I'll settle for Saizens and Daisos here. :)

notjustminerals said...

You're right Pammy. Imagine pens and gel pens at more than P100!

herroyalbleakness said...

Sure've been hearing a lot of bad feedback from Muji's flagship store here in pinas. those acrylic drawers are soooo nice but really expensive.

i'll check the store out for school supplies when i can... but im in no hurry... i'll wait for christmas deals na lang :) might get better value for my cash.

Noriko said...

Nikki, hi ! How are you ?
Sorry to hear Muji doesn't get a good reputation so much up there. I agree the price is very important.