Hello, dollar store of dreams. Okay, so it’s not exactly a dollar store per se, but MINISO‘s highly affordable offerings (ranging mostly from $2.99 to $5) are looking to take Canada by storm. The store, co-founded in 2013 by Japanese designer Miyake Junya and Chinese entrepreneur Ye Guofu, aims to expand its Canadian presence with between 30 to 50 shops opening in 2018. In fact, according to their website, they’re hoping to eventually have 500 locations in Canada in the coming years.
Not only are MINISO’s offerings a bargain, they’re also incredibly cute — it’s like Muji, Uniqlo and Ikea all rolled into one. Want proof? Here are 12 products that you’ll probably want to throw in your shopping basket.
The dollar store of your dreams is set to take Canada by storm
collagen eye maskGive yourself the full spa treatment without upsetting your wallet. These collagen eye masks are a nice pick-me-up for the undereye.Miniso
eyelinerWe all know that Asian eyeliner is the stuff of dreams (our favourite is KissMe Heroine). Will this Miniso liner live up to the challenge? Only one way to find out.Miniso
eyeshadowThese neutral eyeshadow palettes look minimalistic in the best kind of way. Let's hope the formula is as good as the packaging.Miniso
headphonesHave you ever seen such stylish, beautifully on-trend headphones at a discount store?Miniso
lampThis sweet little lamp makes late night reading a breeze. Its sleek design will have guests asking you where they can get their own. Tell them proudly (or don't).Miniso
lashesHow cute is this multipack of false eyelashes? Perfect for a night out (or ten).Miniso
nipple coversSometimes, we're also fans of more practical items too. And we're fine not having to go to a lingerie store for our nipple covers, we'd happily pick up our next pack while grabbing a few household basics. Miniso
notebookWhen's the last time you saw a notebook look this pretty at the dollar store? Probably never (unless you're really into funny dogs with sunglasses or loud '80s patterns in neon colours). Miniso
storageLooking for cute, affordable storage? This is it!Miniso
stuffed toyThis little bear is dying to come home and sleep on your kid's bed. We won't judge you if it somehow ends up on yours.Miniso
sunglassesHello, on-trend sunglasses for less than half the price. We hear MINISO carries quite the collection, which is great for us since we're always loosing or breaking our sunnies anyway.Miniso
teapotEnjoy loose-leaf tea in this adorable, stylish teapot. We'll take two. One for home and one for the office.Miniso