The Craziest and Coolest Things Sold At Daiso Japan, The New Japanese $1.50 Store In Carrollton.
Deservedly so, too: This spot, located in Carrollton Town Center on Old Denton Road, is also the “first of many” Daiso Japan locations set to soon come to Texas.
I was among the many to brave Daiso's long lines during opening week, eager to see just what the store — what with its 2,500+ locations in Japan, 975 locations in South Korea, 522 more overseas locations and more plans to expand — had to offer its stateside customers.
Somewhat amazingly, the store's offerings — most of which cost $1.50 a pop — lived up to all the hype, too. In addition to such standard dollar-store fare as tupperware and laundry detergent, Daiso also offers a wide variety of items you won't find anywhere else, including bento kits and bonsai wire. Also? So many items shaped like animals! Ever wanted a microfiber brush shaped like a sheep? How about an elephant watersprout? Maybe you'd like some portable tissue paper with puppies on the packaging?
If so, you need to break open your piggy bank and plan a trip to the Carrollton ASAP. Just be sure to keep a close watch on your cart before you check out: Erasers that look like miniature food items may only cost $1.50 individually, but buying a couple of them at a time can add up fast.
Below, we take a look at some of the crazier things we found on our most recent trip to Daiso Japan — things we didn't know we needed until we saw them.
Now, we're pretty sure, you'll need them, too.