Great news for fans of things Japanese who live in Europe, the UK in particular: Daiso , the 100 yen store chain, is opening a branch in London on November 17th. They are teaming up with Japan Centre , one of my favorite sources for Japanese food and other things. (Disclaimer: Japan Centre advertises on this site, but I’m also a happy customer.) It will be at 213 Piccadilly.
If you’re not familiar with the awesomeness of 100 yen shops, you owe yourself a visit if you go to London. I am hoping that they will carry plenty of cute goods for the fans of cute. I think I need to go to London soon! I’m rather curious as to how they’ll price things at the London store…will everything be a pound? We’ll see.
Daiso also has several stores in North America .
An excerpt from the press release follows after the jump.
JAPANESE HOMEWARE GIANTS LAND IN CENTRAL LONDON
Daiso, the Japanese low-cost home ware specialists bring their recent US success to the UK.
In conjunction with Japan Centre UK, established in 1976 from a single suitcase of Japanese books, Daiso Japan is beginning its European campaign with a flagship store in London’s Piccadilly, opening November 17th. With over 2,500 stores in Japan and 450 worldwide, Daiso’s fixed low cost home ware range has
catapulted it to the tenth fastest growing company in the global retail industry. This places it amongst well known brands such as Starbucks, Amazon.com & Uniqlo. Complementing Daiso will be Europe’s largest Japanese speciality food store and deli, Japan Centre. Combining organic, locally sourced and imported produce, Japan Centre sports Europe’s largest
selection of Japanese food and drink.