There once were two Japanese brothers who dreamed of becoming big and famous in the world of retail. Uniqlo, the older brother, began selling stylish, affordable clothing to young people. He soon became rich and popular. Muji, the younger brother, followed his brother into the business, but added a twist to the elder’s formula by selling goods of all kinds to older people that were plain but also kind of pricey. He too became wealthy and well-known.Uniqlo moved to Soho a few years ago and Muji folowed suit last year. Muji’s neighbor CB2 has a similar story, having recently moved to lower Broadway a few blocks down from her older sister.
(Muji, Broadway & Grand St, Manhattan)