Isetan The Japan Store causing stir

Already causing a stir on social media, Isetan The Japan Store Kuala Lumpur has opened over five floors, replacing the former Isetan department store.

Another floor featuring six restaurants is scheduled to be added in January.

The Isetan Mitsukoshi Group’s specialty store offers 11,000 sqm space of Japanese brands and products.

On the lower ground floor is The Market with its snacks and perishables, as well as a food court area. 

The main entrance is on the next level, which features The Museum, a blend of fashion, technology and artisanal creations. As well as designer fashion labels like Sacai and Yohji Yamamoto, there are shoes that light up with every step.

On the first floor, The Studio has street-fashion brands like Onitsuka Tiger, anime and manga merchandise, and a section called Little Harajuku. There is also the Time Out Tokyo cafe.

Japanese living (and stationery) is showcased in The Room on the second floor, while on the third-floor The Cube is about art and culture. It offers event spaces, pop-up classes and books.

The venture, announced in Inside Retail Asia at the end of August, has the support of the government-financed Cool Japan Fund.

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