When it comes to minimalism,  it’s no doubt the famous Japanese home, stationary, and apparel brand MUJI has nailed the concept.

photos via Muji 

Opening its first store in Toronto during 2014, simplicity and the materials MUJI uses have won the hearts of many Canadians. The list of “Back to Campus” must-haves they created is no exception. From backpacks and notebooks to cozy hoodies for late nights studying, MUJI has the necessary items to start the school year off right! Here are some staples you don’t want to miss out on. 


Water Repellent Hoodie ($89 CAD) 

Comfort meets durability! This water repellant hoodie is simple, yet necessary during and after class. There is a version of the hoodie for both men and women with a variety of colours including black, dark blue, medium grey, and grey. 



Staple Free Stapler ($12.50 CAD) 

How innovative! MUJI has made life easier with a stapler that needs no staples! No need to go to the store to buy refills, since the unique design folds and attaches paper together with a non-slip binding. It has the same power as a stapler without a hassle. 


Organic Cotton T-Shirt ($19 CAD) 

A classic for all year around, this organic cotton t-shirt comes in many colours and patterns. This affordable and quality sourced t-shirt is available in either a crew neck or v-neck style. T-shirts are great layering pieces during those fall and winter school days. 

Shoulder Comfort Water Repellant Backpack ($59 CAD) 


This organic cotton water repellant backpack is supportive with good quality. It is made from organic cotton and padded shoulders with extra cushion for comfort and ease. The backpack has a front and side pocket for extra storage. 


Acrylic Unit – 3 Drawer ($45 CAD)

In a dorm room or apartment, who doesn’t need some sort of storage options? This stackable drawer unit is easy for storing stationary, makeup, and more! It is conveniently designed so that you can store it horizontally or vertically! 

Water Repellant Sneakers ($49 CAD) 

Made from organic cotton, these sneakers are a dream for anyone that is on-the-go! Running from class to class during the unexpected chance it rains makes it easy with MUJI’s water repellant sneakers. They actually have a coating to prevent moisture from damaging the material! They come in different colours for both men and women in black, navy, off-white, and red. 

Check out these items and more everyday essentials when you visit www.muji.com. 


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