The embroidery service offers the perfect personalized gift for Mom.

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MUJI has become well known for their dedication to clean, uncluttered style. Not only has this design choice made the retailer a hit with shoppers who enjoy going unbranded, it also means that MUJI’s minimalist clothing and housewares make great canvases on which you can express your unique style.

The brand encourages just this with their on-site embroidery counter at the MUJI Yorkdale location. If you’re familiar with the MUJI stamp stations, which provide a wealth of options for customizing MUJI stationery, the embroidery station is much the same for clothing and textiles. Choosing from a catalogue of similarly simple, adorable designs, you can customize or personalize virtually any fabric product MUJI sells—from T-shirts, to tote bags, to handkerchiefs—for as little as $3 per design.

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Alice Deng Embroidery Lead, MUJI Yorkdale

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Having had some experience buying custom embroidery personally and professionally, I was blown away by the a ordable price for this service. I was further impressed that MUJI puts a personal touch on embroidery by having a dedicated staff member for the service. Finally, I was surprised to see that they host their embroidery machine right there in the store, rather than outsourcing the service to another location—as other stores do.

The friendly face of this service at MUJI Yorkdale is embroidery lead Alice Deng. Alice has held this position since the Yorkdale location opened last year, and she draws on a wealth of experience to help customers realize their creative vision. She is able to advise on which fabrics work best for embroidering, and she can suggest designs, lettering and colours to complement what the customer has in mind.

When it comes to what can be achieved with MUJI embroidery, the only limit is your own creativity. Customers are able to choose from 15 different thread colours and can embroider on most of the items sold in-store, including bags, pyjamas, dress shirts and even pillows. As if this wasn’t enough, MUJI has even introduced the option to embroider on towels, just in time for Mother’s Day.

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Monogrammed towels are a classic gift for Mother’s Day

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All items are embroidered on-site

Alice has already helped a number of customers make great gifts for their mothers, with most people adding names and initials to handkerchiefs and shirts. The option of personalizing MUJI’s line of baby clothes has also proved popular, with customers embracing embroidery for baby shower or birthday gifts.

If you’re still struggling to come up with gift ideas this Mother’s Day, be sure to call or visit Alice at the MUJI Yorkdale location. The embroidery service usually has a quick turnaround time of one to two days, but it can take longer in peak periods. So, if you’re hoping to get something embroidered in time for Mother’s Day, be sure to place your order soon!


MUJI Atrium 

Atrium, 20 Dundas St. W., C-03, Toronto

Tel. 416-591-2233

Store Hours:
Mon–Fri 10 am–8 pm
Sat 10 am–7 pm • Sun 11am–5 pm

MUJI Square One

Square One Shopping Centre,100 City Centre Dr., Mississauga

Tel. 905-276-2737

Store Hours:
Mon–Fri 10 am–9 pm
Sat 9:30 am–9 pm • Sun 11am–7 pm

MUJI Yorkdale

3401 Dufferin St., Toronto

TEL: 416-479-1204

Store Hours:
Mon–Fri 10 am–9 pm
Sat 9:30 am–9 pm • Sun 11am–7 pm

For more information: www.muji.ca