Is this your business?
The only thing I didn’t like about the store was the fact that it’s located inside a mall, which means tough parking especially on the weekend. I normally visit the Valley Fair location of this establishment, but I decided to check out this branch, last week (the last time I was here was in 2013). I noticed that this branch carries more San-X merchandise than the Valley Fair location.
They carry a little bit of everything that is popular in Japan. They’ve got unique stationary, squishy stuffed toys, cute accessories and a great variety of Asian beauty products. Prices can be a bit high, but it’s similar across most stores that sell Japanese products. I like that this place is my go-to store for a DIY Japanese hair dye (Prettia). They carry nice selections of it and is a little cheaper compared to Marukai and Mitsuwa.
The only thing that this branch carries little to none of are cosmetics. This is one of the few places in town that stock rilakkuma and other cute toys. I used to go to fuzzy panda in great mall, but they are now closed since a giant Japanese clothing store took over. Yes, its a bit pricey, but the toys are authentic for the most part.
So I convinced her that the bunny was cuter and she went for it. We also bought a Calpico drink, but upon paying my son noticed it had already expired in January. We picked out another drink that wasn’t expired. Watch out for expired drinks if you buy any drinks there.
They also have a ton of other things (stuffed animal-wise) that the Valley Fair location does not carry. They have Pusheen merchandise, for instance, whereas the Valley Fair location does not (as of September 23, 2016). Also, they carry more phone charms (San-X) than the Valley Fair location.
Collections Including Tokyo Japanese Lifestyle
I really enjoy browsing this store, even though the items are a bit pricey. I would assume it is because they are imported from Japan.It’s a lot smaller than the Japanese store in Santana Row, and I’m not sure if they are the same company.
Other Department Stores Nearby
I was sucked into this store because of the allure of the cute stuffed animals in the window. However, I can also say I went in because my daughter grabbed my hand and pulled me in. Either way, I spent 20 minutes looking at all the cute stuff. My experience with the customer service wasn’t as bad as other Yelpers. They were polite and asked if I was looking for something in particular.
This place has some items that you would find in a Daiso, but maybe a bit higher quality and definitely at a higher price. I think what appeals to most people about this place is the Rilakkuma bears. My daughter asked me to buy her a hamster stuffed animal, but I had been eyeing the floppy-eared brown bunny from the moment I walked into the store.