Local / Daiso:

June 4, 2013

 
Thought I'd start sharing some fun local places as we explore our city and surrounding cities. I came across Daiso from Yelp and was so excited to visit, how did I not know about this place sooner?? ;) Anyway, I am sure many of you already know about this shop but in case you don't, it's a Japanese dollar store. Everything is $1.50. 








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  1. My fifth grade students were telling me about this shop. I'm goign to go check it out today :)
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  2. I want one. I doubt there are any near me here in Texas.

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  3. ooh that's amazing, I wish we had something like that here in Indiana!

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  4. Oh! This place looks amazing! i seriously have to shopo there next time in Cali!

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  5. This place looks wonderful! I wish there was one close by! xx. McKenna Lou
    www.lynnandlou.com

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  6. I totally loved this store when I was in Tokyo. I got so much cool and cute stuff there for so little money. In Japan Daiso is even cheaper, everything is 100 yen (= 1 dollar)

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  7. I've been there! I was so excited when I walked in, I wanted to buy everything. So bright and fun in there.

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  8. Daiso is so fun! I went to one when I was in Taipei. I'm guessing they only have locations in California.

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  9. I love Daiso! So many cheap finds. I especially love picking up their origami paper for crafts. I'm not sure if you have a Ichibankan in your area, but it's a smaller version of Daiso.

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  10. They had Daiso in Vancouver. I loved shopping there and purchased quite a few items.

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  11. I miss when the Daiso here was also $2 or less... but each time I go back, I see products on sale for $5 and even $10. I truly miss when Daiso first opened here and for the first couple years, their products were $2 or less. Nevertheless, Daiso is a great place to be! There are so many unique things and they can make anything and everything look cute!

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  12. They just opened a Dasio near where I live, and I've been there twice, and picked up a lot of goodies! :D

    xx Denysia Yu
    http://thatlaitgirl.com

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  13. i was just at the Hacienda Hts location on Sunday and went crazy. I need to go back there to get some travel knick knacks!

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  14. I'm curious as to whether everything in the Daiso Japan store is actually made in Japan or is it made in China because everything is so cheap. Can you check your goodies and let us know? When I was in Japan previously in Ito-Ya, one of the largest stationery stores there, a store employee was taking a businessman around and as I was eavesdropping on their conversation, I was disappointed to learn that about 75% of Japanese stationery actually is made in China.

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  15. which location did you go to?
    I've been to two and they're all so pink inside! hah

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  16. i can spend hours in here just to look around all the cute stuffs :)

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  17. omg!! i was just there a few weeks ago!! that place is soo cheap and has such random and cute things!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  18. Oh I'm so glad you shared! I never knew nor would I have really even thought to look. I need to explore and venture out a little more. I spent a lot of time in Japan in my last job - a lot. This is what's usually called ¥100 store and they are abundantly available in Japanese cities. Oh sweet love. I can't tell you how many cool, neat things I bought and still treasure. And the items were not just junky things like most of our dollar stores. My favourite was always the stationery section where it was packed with all sorts of paper love and mechanical pencils galore. I'm going to take my mum. Thanks so much for sharing this. x

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  19. Score! I'll put that on my list of places to check out! Thanks for the tip:)

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  20. OMG, I can't handle the cuteness of that store. It would be very dangerous for me to go in there. I wish there was a Daiso in MI. *sad face*

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  21. Wow thanks for the heads up, I had no idea either! There's totally one on my way home from work...this might be bad. ;)

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  22. Thank you so much for sharing! We've never heard of it and it's on our list to visit pronto. My daughter is going to be in heaven.

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  23. WHHHAAAT?? I'm totally coming in late on this post, but I would flip out if we had one of those stores! I'm in the Midwest, but my dad is in San Diego, so I will have to see where the nearest is to him. I was almost drooling at the pic's of that store! Oh Mercy me...

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  24. Hi, thought i'd post an update to my own question above. I finally had the chance to visit a Daiso! It was as great as everyone says. Some of the products of the one I visited (in San Francisco) are made in Japan, but plenty were also made in China, and a few in Korea and Thailand as well. You just have to read the labels carefully to know where your products are coming from (if you care).

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