One Store You Aren’t Shopping at but Should Be

One Store You Aren’t Shopping at but Should Be

Alyssa Longobucco
Aug 31, 2017
(Image credit: Muji)

If you're a fan of a clean, streamlined aesthetic, and you haven't heard of Muji, prepare to suddenly want to buy a lot of things. Founded in 1980 in Japan, the brand sells a variety of goods, from clothing and accessories to organizational gear and furniture. The name, which translates as "no-brand quality goods," is the perfect description of the brand — the materials are top-notch and the products are timeless and simplistic (but still super stylish). And the best part? The price points are reasonable, meaning you can pick up a ton of goodies for your home without breaking the bank.

Before you start browsing around the site (something you'll want to do for sure!), check out some of our top picks of kitchen goodies.

  1. Denim Cotton Shoulder Strap Apron, $39: You'll look like a professional chef in this over-the-shoulder denim apron, which could have come right out of an edgy Brooklyn kitchen. We just have one question: Is it okay to wear it as a dress?
  2. Heatproof Square Dishware, $24: Muji has stacks and stacks of all-white dinnerware and serving pieces. We love the clean, sleek lines of this simple baker.
  3. Linen Pot Holder, $11: This oh-so-pretty oatmeal linen pot holder is a great way to protect your table from hot dishes while still keeping up appearances for company.
  4. Ceramic Grater, $18: A textured ceramic grater is an easy (finger-safe!) way to grate bulbs of garlic or pieces of garlic. Plus, in a pretty eggshell blue, this one won't look too shabby sitting out on your countertop when not in use.
  5. Glass, $3: This glass can hold a little more than nine ounces, making it perfect for cocktails, water, or fresh juice.
  6. Acrylic Water Pot, $12: Infuse your water with lemon, cucumber, or a slew of berries in this acrylic pitcher, which comes with a built-in strainer.
  7. Acacia Bowl, $28: Not only is this bowl beautiful, but it's also much less expensive than other acacia bowls on the market.
  8. Reversible Portable Organizer in Blue Stripe, $15: This oversized bag, which boasts individual pockets and a reversible interior, is ideal for a Saturday trip to the farmers market or a picnic in the park.
  9. Oak Table, $620: In a gorgeous light wood, this streamlined dining table will fit into small apartments or a cozy breakfast nook.
  10. Pop-Up Toaster, $95: Even Muji's toaster is a sleek piece of art. Here's one small appliance we wouldn't mind leaving out on the counter.

What are you eyeing?

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