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Swedish Retailer Lagerhaus Establishing In Japan

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Lagerhaus

Lagerhaus, the Swedish interior design retail company, recently opened in Japan. It has been present on the Swedish market since it’s first store opened 1996 in the city of Gothenburg in an old run down cinema premises. A year later, their second store opened in the Swedish capital Stockholm. Fast-forward to the year 2009 and the retail company had expanded to more than 30 stores in 19 different city and towns across Sweden. To date Lagerhaus now has 34 stores and an online webshop. A lot of the products that are sold in their stores are of their own design, meaning that the stores have unique products to the market.

Lagerhaus to Japan

For the last year Lagerhaus has been working close with one of Japan’s major retailer Uny, which owns the department stores APITA. One of the reasons why Uny has started to work with the Swedish retailer is because of their low prices of products sold by Lagerhaus. Another reason is that Lagerhaus sells a lot of home interior product, making it an attrative retailer to work with. Lagerhaus’ first store has opened inside one of the APITA department stores as a shop-in-shop, setup with a 100 square meter area. Since the store opened in October of 2013 another four stores have now opened, bringing the count so far to five stores, all working as shop-in-shop setups. Lagerhaus has recieved coverage in Japanese media with its Scandinavian design. One of the press releases from Lagerhaus says that Scandinavian design is one of the popular trends at the moment. Lagerhaus is to continue expanding in the Japanese retail sector with more stores on their books in the next year. They’re hoping to have 20 stores up and running in Japan.

Lagerhaus stores can be found at the following locations:

Stores that are now open
Nishiyamato
Tonami
Ichinomiya
Narumi

The next stores that are planned are:
Oohito
Toyama Higashi
Inazawa
Kozoji
Nishioeki

For more information about the stores, check out there Japanese homepage on the address bellow:
http://lagerhaus-japan.jp/

Pictures source:
http://www.mynewsdesk.com/se/lagerhaus-ab

 





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Hyper Japan Shop London

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Hyper Japan London

Hyper Japan is a well known exhibition fair held ever year in London. The fair celebrates everything Japanese, from the traditional to ultra modern, all can found at the fair. The fair has become very popular and if you have a love or just a little interest in Japan, it’s well worth a visit. The next fair is to be held in the summer of 2014.

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Hyper Japan shop

Hyper Japan has now opened it’s first shop as of the end of oktober 2013. Its located in the Camden stables market area in London. The shop, being its first, is a small shop. But content is growing. Since its a very new shop, I’m sure the stock will grow and try the market to see what sells. On our visit the shop had a lot of kawaii goods. A lot of stuff we had only seen in Japan or on the internet before, and rarely found in local shops around London. Some of the stuff we found was a collection of the J-pop princess Kyary Pamyu Pamyu – a mixture of her CDs, DVDs, t-shirts and more. We also found stuff from Tofu Cute, a selection of Japanse sweets, a selection plush alpacas (the ones you see all over Tokyo), t-shirts and bags too.

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As you see, the shop has a good selection of products which I’m sure will improve even more as time goes by. Walking into the shop gives the feeling of walking in to a little Japanse shop in Tokyo, seeing all the goods available for ourchase. Nowadays when we are in London we jot from shop to shop, like Japan Centre, Art Box, China Town and now recently we have added the Hyper Japan shop to our list of some of the shops we will keep visiting in the future. If you are in London and love things from Japan, then this store is well worth visiting.

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Shop Info

Finding the shop took us a little time at first, since we always seem to get lost around all the small shops in Camden. But after looking on a map we ended up finding it. Please check out the map and shop information below, and also check with their site for the up to date information on opining times and more.

******* From the 24th jan 2014 the shop has closed down *****************

Adress: Stall 713, Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8AH
Opening times: 10:00am – 6:00pm, Wednesdays to Sundays (times are on trail)
Websitehttp://www.hyperjapan.co.uk (for shop info klick tab righthand side of page)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hyperjapan

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