If you've been to Japan you would have been to a Daiso store. They are all over the place and everything in the shop is 100 Yen, which last time I visited was about AUS$1. Daiso stores are brimming with japanese kawaii and zakka that you just can't walk away from.
Did you know that there is a Daiso in Sydney (Chatswood) and there are 2 in Melbourne, soon be joined by one in the Melbourne CBD? With the school holidays starting in just over a week I am already being nagged about how many times we will visit Daiso. Last school holidays we seemed to be there about twice a week.
Everything in the Sydney store is priced at $2.80 and Roxy and I agree on how many things she can buy before we enter. Usually I buy her two items, but she often takes her pocket money too. The shop is big and the shelves are jammed with stock that is constantly changing. Even with 2 visits a week we found lots of new things each time.
|Cute overload! Little plastic containers, purses, stationery, notebooks, drawstring bags.|
|A little book of what Roxy calls "tickets", lovely fabric tape, the cutest packets of tissues you'll ever see, and a fab on trend fluro stripy bag.|
|Of course Roxy always adds to her origami paper stash.|
|How cute are these little jars with polka dot lids?! They would be great to put little gifts in.|
Apart from the obvious cute things, I've bought everything from cooking utensils (they have great kitchen scissors), to cosmetic purses, to storage boxes, to a toilet brush at Daiso... $2.80 each, I'm not kidding!
It's a fun and inexpensive way to spend an afternoon in the school holidays. There's also a great sushi train in the same shopping centre that has a fixed price for all plates. See you there!