Big stuff at MINISO
When Japanese design shop MINISO launched in 2013 it set the ambitious goal of opening 6,000 stores around the world by 2020. Those big dreams included some big moves in Canada, where the brand aims to open upwards of 50 shops. The Halifax part of this equation is the newly minted Spring Garden Place location (5640 Spring Garden Road), which opened late last week in the former home of Kinkos. There’s a lot under the wide-spanning umbrella of “lifestyle” products—stationery, fashion accessories, beauty products, home gadgets, cords and electronics and generally adorable things you might not need but will totally want.