Over the past weeks, we’ve seen exciting refurbishments across Angel Central. We’re delighted to introduce MUJI’s new and improved green store, the first of its kind in the UK for the Japanese retailer. The new 2,624 sq ft store is now open with a range of exciting, sustainability-driven concepts.
Alongside the opening, MUJI also held their first Community Market in the Angel Central Piazza, an initiative aimed at bringing communities together. MUJI shined a spotlight on the small businesses, crafts people and charities to support what they do best.
The latest refurbishment features new concepts that are a key milestone for the brand. Here’s a selection of incredible new features that you do not want to miss at Angel Central!
In the store, you’ll find MUJI’s new local ‘Recycle & Repurpose’ Garment Capsule Collection. The collection is made up of garments collected from MUJI staff and customers, which are then re-dyed using 100% natural dyes for a second life.
RECYCLE AT MUJI
With sustainability at the forefront of their refurbishment, you can now return your unwanted MUJI PP Drawer, PET Bottles & Skincare containers and receive 10% off your next purchase. Get 20% off, when you return your unwanted MUJI garments.
Connecting with the local community, MUJI’s new ‘London-to-Go’ Map celebrates and shines a light on the small businesses, sustainable projects, arts & craft makers, charities and many more initiatives in Islington.
THE ARCHWAY PLANTER
MUJI would like to introduce you to The Archway Planter, a neighbourhood houseplant and botanical boutique. Based in a humble market stall in Holloway, North London, they offer a curated range of exotic indoor plants alongside vintage and contemporary planters. MUJI have incorporated the greenery & hanging displays features into their new Islington store to improve the environment.
Established in 2020 at Tiff’s home, The Archway Planter grew out of a love and passion for learning more about house plants as a whole. Tiff saw a shared interest amongst many plant parents and decided to open up a physical space to further grow this element of discovery in relation to the natural world around us. Tiff will be in the MUJI Islington store from the until 2nd October! Come in-store to check out the selection of easy-care and affordable selection of plants.
WATER REFILL STATION
Refill your water bottle for free. The machine displays the number of bottles that have been refilled, which helps to minimise the use of single-use plastic bottles.
LOCAL FUNDRAISING WITH HUGH MYDDELTON SCHOOL
MUJI is supporting Hugh Myddelton Primary School (8 mins walk from the Islington store) by donating the profits from the sales of the ‘Neighbourhood’ bags back to the school to help raise funds for various Art projects. Artworks in the new store windows are by children aged 5 – 11 years old.
One of the lovely participants, Alex, visited the Islington store and was excited to find his artwork. Alex said, “There is the Shard, a rainbow, bus, house, the park, and ‘London is the best!'”. The limited-edition MyBags are priced at just £3.50 each, and are exclusively sold in the MUJI Angel Central Store.
MUJI UK managing director David Brice said: “Our store at Angel Central is incredibly important to us. We trade so well here, and it’s a destination that supports its local community, so we knew our Angel Central store would be the perfect place to begin rolling out this refurbishment.
We have a great relationship with the Islington community, and CBRE IM have worked collaboratively with us to support our re-fit and community market plans. We’re excited to see this store continue to thrive and make sustainable choices more accessible for consumers.”