This weekend MUJI opened to a robust opening day crowd in Los Angeles. After having heard of this brand for the last year or so from friends and online, I was really excited to see their items for myself. I stalked their website for months looking at some promising items like a long-sleeved Breton shirt and some of the wool-blend sweaters, but without any reviews or first-hand knowledge of their sizing, I was hesitant to invest right away. Well, now if I ever have a question, I just have to drive some 30 miles (roughly 50 km?) down to Hollywood to find out for myself.
I don’t have any pictures of the store interior, but here’s a crowd-free photo set from LA Racked that showcases the various products offered at the Hollywood outpost.
I made off with the following items below, thanks to the 50% off sale:
Can I just say how much I love the color offerings at MUJI thus far? I’m not a very colorful person (except in my language, perhaps? teehee) so these neutrals are very pleasing to me. I’ve had a secret yearning for something in a gray marled knit ever since I started my coat search and this shawl cardigan soothes that need. It’s got a high percentage of wool, is very soft and not itchy, hangs almost to the knees, and makes me look svelte despite kind of loosely swirling around me. I love it thus far.
I’m also excited to see how the striped shirts/Bretons will work out in my closet. I wore one already this week to work, and it was a nice mid-weight cotton. The MUJI one is cut fairly close to the body, with a not-quite-square or boatneck neckline; it’s somewhere in the middle of those two. Maybe two Bretons is overkill, but they were $20 apiece so I didn’t feel too bad trying them both out.
It will probably take a while before I can report back on the wear and fit of the rest of the clothing since we’re coming up on the holidays. But I’m happy I got to bring back a good amount of their clothing and I look forward to evaluating their performance in my wardrobe in future posts.