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Muji Will Open a Palo Alto Store in July

The Silicon Valley store will be the brand's foray into the American mall scene

Inside Muji's newest location in Santa Monica. Courtesy photo
Inside Muji's newest location in Santa Monica. Courtesy photo

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Muji, the Japanese retailer that carries everything from housewares to apparel, will continue its NorCal expansion this summer with a brand new store in Palo Alto. Compared to Muji's stores in San Francisco and San Jose — 7,250 square feet and 4,590 square feet, respectively— Palo Alto's incoming 425 4,500 square foot space will be on the smaller side.  But, unlike other Muji locations, the Palo Alto store will be located in the Stanford Shopping mall. In a press release, the company notes that it's "the first time for Muji to offer its products at a shopping mall in the US. The venture into a mall, in this case, aligns closely with the area's retail culture."

Barring construction delays, Muji will start selling its minimalists wares in Palo Alto in July.

Correction (2/20/2015): Muji has informed Racked that there was a misprint in the original press release. The store, thankfully, will be 4,500 square feet, not 425 square feet. Whew.