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First Time to Shop at Mumuso!

Two weeks ago, I explored Miniso, which just opened at SM Ecoland. While it has its redeeming values (I think there’s no other budget Asian store that’s up to par with Miniso’s selection of tech stuff and gadgets), the fact that it is too far from where I live — as well as their disappointing policy — means I probably wouldn’t be frequenting it.

Wala lang, selfie lang lols

And then there’s Mumuso. It’s Korean, a departure from all the Japanese options, and I do love Korean stuff. Plus, it’s opened in the way nearer Ayala Abreeza. I admit, it sounds a lot more promising! I didn’t go there during the opening. Instead, I went there on Friday, which was a good idea because there was no crowd so I was better able to check things out. Does it deliver? Yes! In my opinion, it does!

I’ll take you on a mini-tour around the Mumuso branch in Abreeza (click on the thumbnails to enlarge):

Things in the pictures that I didn’t end up buying but am planning to: the insulated food jar (they only come in pink as of now) – way cheaper at around P500 (I don’t remember clearly) and wooden toys for my boy. I think I also need a digital weighing scale!

I go cray-cray for stainless steel! And it’s insulated! I really don’t remember the exact price, but it’s around P500, which is a lot cheaper than the popular brands’ P1-P2k.

Just like Miniso, I can say that the items being sold at Mumuso are well-made, too. I did notice that while Miniso (actually, Japanese stores in general) go for vibrant hues, Mumuso goes for subtle. When I saw the pastel-colored hairbrushes at Mumuso, I immediately regretted buying a hairbrush at Miniso! While I liked the color of the one I bought, I loved the muted hues of the ones available at Mumuso.

The selection of stationery was wider in Miniso than in Mumuso. I didn’t even notice pens in the latter. However, I was more impressed with the toys in Mumuso. Cheap, too! For household items, I loved that there’s glassware in Mumuso, a lot of it actually. Another thing that caught my eye was the first aid kit. It’s empty, but it has compartments inside that are very useful. 

The area where Mumuso is clearly the winner is skin care. Korean beauty at its finest, and they’re a lot more affordable than the usual brands! I think I saw sunscreens at just P149. I even spotted several dupes of more popular brands. For example, right when I was about to pay, I spotted these by the counter. I did a double-take because they almost looked exactly like my Etude House hyaluronic acid cleanser (P149 vs P248):

You can see the Etude House version here.

I held back from buying because I still have unopened products from my latest Althea order, but I’ll surely check them out next time.

And, look, actual price tags! Even Daiso doesn’t have them! You don’t have to assume the price or pester a store attendant for it haha!

I only went there to choose an additional gift for Yuri’s friend and the daughter of our neighbors, who celebrated her birthday last Saturday. I wasn’t planning on buying anything else since I already bought a few stuff from Miniso, but I just had to buy these two items:

I love that they your stuff into eco bags!

This canister contains 150 wet wipes, and it only costs P99! Admittedly, the quality is not as good as my usual brands (e.g. Sanicare, Giggles, Pigeon), but it’s passable. It’s very sulit for me because I use wipes maybe a million times in a day!

I wasn’t planning on buying fragrance, but I caught sight of the bottles and they were so pretty! I like this one because the scent is not overpowering; it’s just fresh.

I don’t have a picture of the gift we gave to Yuri’s friend but she loved it. Unfortunately, it got stolen agad when she used it while they went shopping at another mall. Sayang! 🙁

Have you tried shopping at Mumuso?

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14 Comments

  • Reply cheekeegirl August 29, 2017 at 11:08 am

    Oi love the insulated food jar!

  • Reply Michelle August 29, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    Mumuso is selling Korean brands naman pala. Nako, super hype pa naman ngayong ang anything korean made, be it food, beauty products or any item na cute. I have a thing pa naman for pastel colors. Super cute ng mga items nila. Sana maka-visit din ako ng Mumuso here in Manila. Intrigued ako sa 150 pulls of wet wipes for 150! Super sulit nga, no doubt! 😀
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    • Reply Maan August 30, 2017 at 8:14 am

      No, actually, 99 petot lang!

  • Reply Michi August 30, 2017 at 7:42 am

    I’ve heard about Mumuso but I don’t know if we have a branch near us. I hope meron because I like to check their products too. I like the insulated food jar sana may iba pang color.

  • Reply Nilyn Matugas September 1, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    I love Aloe Vera. I see Nature Republic Aloe Vera in the picture, I auto-wish I was with you during the visit. lol. Pagka cute nalang jud aning mga Korean ug Japanese stuff uy. I don’t have that many Korean products but I know this place is heaven for all Korean stuff lovers. Naibog ko sa wipes! waaa!
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  • Reply Janice September 4, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    I’ve gone inside a Mumuso branch at least twice, I think. But we’ve only bought once, a travel pillow for our son. I also love the products that they sell. They’re very affordable and a lot of them are really cute.
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  • Reply RJ Dancel September 18, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    First time I shopped at Mumuso here in MNL was last year for Christmas and I gotta say, I love what I purchased 🙂 Sometimes I really want to study their products to see how effective they are. But I love the home stuff, stationaries and kid finds!!! Hope to meet you soon dear 🙂
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  • Reply Ma.Me.Mi.Mommy September 19, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    I love both Mumuso and Miniso! 🙂 On the other hand, I hate them too because whenever I enter their stores, I never come out emptyhanded, even when I don’t actually need anything inside! Grrr! Hahaha! 🙂
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  • Reply Gerilen September 20, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Everything inside Mumuso pwedeng pangflatlay! Now that you mentioned it, I’ll try the skincare products they carry since more affordable nga siya, hopefully effective din. 🙂

  • Reply Rowena Wendy Lei September 20, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    Mumuso is from China though… I like how their merchandise is laid out, makes you want to buy.

  • Reply May Palacpac November 3, 2017 at 9:19 am

    I’m not sure we have Mumuso around here but I agree with Gerilen. Parang pang flat lay lahat bec of the pastel colors. 🙂 At first kala ko parang Daiso, hindi pala. Looks so much fun to shop there.

  • Reply Berlin | Momi Berlin November 3, 2017 at 10:50 am

    I havent tried this yet and havent seen one. But looking at the offering they have seems it a nice place to do some fun shopping. I like shops with happy ambiance.
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  • Reply Dominique Goh November 3, 2017 at 11:01 am

    We have one called Miniso here in Singapore which is a similar concept. but most of the time I go to Diaso as it has the widest range available for browsing.

    • Reply Maan November 3, 2017 at 4:45 pm

      We have Daiso and Miniso, too. 🙂 Mumuso is the newest one.

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