Though on first glance it may look like a scaled down Ikea, MUJI is much more than that.
simple, minimalist and coolly Japanese, everything in this lifestyle
store is several notches better quality than the Swedish behemoth, with
an emphasis on functionality above all else.
also sells almost anything you can think of - from clothes and shoes to
laptop bags, clocks, travel socks, wallets and incense burners.
also a great place to pick up quality items not that easily found in
Beijing, such as measuring jugs; sturdy umbrellas and even huge tubs of
coloured felt-tip pens.
you're there, check out the Hakuji ribbed porcelain plates, cups and
bowls, the crisp white shirts and the stationery counter crammed with
notebooks and pens.