What a day! Today was the the grand opening of AMERICA’S FIRST RILAKKUMA SHOP!
Fulfilling my life dream and purpose, I met jumbo Rilakkuma today!
It was everything I could’ve imagined and more! Rilakkuma is so cute and round, and the mascot is surprisingly soft!!
The unexpected best part, however, was getting to watch Rilakkuma scoot around the shop back and forth:
Hahahaha hilarious and adorable!
I had a great time checking out all the Rilakkuma products! There are even lots of new products today that weren’t available during soft opening!
Most surprising addition: DENIM RILAKKUMA. Can you believe it??? Of all the potential Japanese imports, I was exquisitely surprised and happy to see this line here. This is one of my favorite recent series, and I really feel that it’s a perfect fit because it’s so appropriately American haha. Grab ’em while you can!
Ever want to make your own Rilakkuma food? You can now with this Rilakkuma rice mold!
New addition! Lovely bowls and mugs perfect for any kitchen. My favorite detail is the little dango on the inner side of the bowl. Didn’t get a great shot of the mug at the end, but it features Koguma-chan, one of the few products I found with the new bear cub—awesome!
Gorgeous matching Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma bowls! Loved these, and thinking I may go back to get a set next time I go back!
Aloha Rilakkuma exploring some of the featured notebooks on the front display! I spy Koguma-chan!
Need a (soft) place to put your phone, keys, or glasses? Or maybe your Rilakkuma plush needs a place to stand? Look no further!
Just featuring the newer items here today that weren’t around during the soft opening. For the items that are still on sale from the soft opening, check out my previous post from September 30!
After browsing the store for… several rounds and several hours, my first Rilakkuma plush had some fun around the store:
Meeting the American M classics! Completely different construction! My Rilakkuma (middle) is a little faded because he’s been played with a lot too haha.
Can you spot BD Bear here? These may look like very malformed banana costumes at first glance, but they are, in fact, simply form-fitting yellow sleeping bags.
Can you find him in the front display?
He’s a little easier to find in this one!
Simon and I at my favorite Rilakkuma wall display!
I had such a fun time meeting other Rilakkuma fans!
The energy is seriously so amazing here—it’s such an incredible feeling to be surrounded by so many Rilakkuma fans of all different ages and backgrounds. I encourage any Rilakkuma fan from casual to hardcore to check it out! It’ll only be here for a couple months, and it is an absolute gem!
Look forward to my next post with what I got, including the giveaway!
If you want more, check out the grand opening video I posted on the Rilakkuma Lifestyle Facebook page!
Did you go to the grand opening?? What did you think? And importantly, what did you get!