Thoughts on Muji?
I've got a couple of their cotton pants and tees that I use for sleeping, and I really like them. Comfy and very affordable. Haven't really checked out their other stuff though. Will check them out soon, need to get more undershirts. My brother always grabs a bunch of their ink pens when we're in the vicinity. Decent and cheap.
I always visit Muji when possible. Especially in Asia their stores offer a really nice retail experience. It's rare to see a shop where everything they sell is so well in sync aesthetically. Their household products are usually durable and well priced.
As for the clothes, the quality is good considering the price. The price/quality ratio was even higher a few years ago when the Yen was weaker compared to Euro. I would say the quality of clothes is a above Uniqlo, and well beyond most high street brands. In Asia the clothes are cut in a more Japanese pattern (shorter sleeves, slimmer fit) than in Europe (and I guess US as well). I'd say Muji is best for casual shirts, sweaters and outerwear. The more formal clothing isn't on par with the casual styles. And of course 1€ notebooks.
I'm reviving this thread to express both my admiration for and frustration with Muji. I'm consistently impressed by their clothing--their OCBD and chino are probably my favorites at any price point, let alone theirs--but their stock is extremely sporadic and their webstore is a joke. I'm really hoping they revamp their web presence a la Uniqlo one day.
Incidentally their plimsolls, if you can find them, are an absolute steal at $30. Solid construction and they actually provide good support.