Muji plans fourth London store

Japanese retailer Mujirushi Ryohin is planning a fourth London store to open in the King’s Road in late October. Design work for the fast-track project will be by McDaniel Woolf partner Richard Woolf, who designed all four of Muji’s UK stores to date whil

Japanese retailer Mujirushi Ryohin is planning a fourth London store to open in the King’s Road in late October.

Design work for the fast-track project will be by McDaniel Woolf partner Richard Woolf, who designed all four of Muji’s UK stores to date while working with architect Harper Mackay.

News of the new store follows the closure of the Glasgow Muji last month, because, according to a spokeswoman, “it was in the wrong position”.

No further closures are planned, she says, but there have been no moves to fulfil a plan announced last year to open six new UK stores by the end of this year. The author of that plan, Ewan Douglas, was sacked as director of European operations in September last year. His successor, Carol Bolton, is not prepared to comment on expansion.

Elements of the Glasgow outlet are likely to be “recycled” for the new store at 77 King’s Road, according to the spokeswoman, as Woolf will not have access to the site until 17 September.

The 1600m2 store will be on one floor, replacing a Top Man outlet, and the design will be “simple Muji”, she adds.

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