When I was still undecided whether the recent long holiday weekend will be spent in Osaka, there has been a bunch of souls who keeps on telling me to go domestic. A lot has been suggesting the City of Pines, Baguio. I told them I’d rather go to Osaka because the trip (from Manila) is shorter by four hours. And besides, Baguio has yet to have a 3Coins outlet.
3Coins Store is the more stylish version of 100-Yen shops. 3Coins basically signifies 3 pieces of one hundred yen coins. Thus, all items found in this store is worth 300 Yen (around 150 Philippine pesos or 2.80 US dollars). Since it is three times more expensive than the usually substandard items found in 100 Yen shops, the ones found in this store is of course of superior quality.
And since the items are reasonably priced, this is the ultimate store in Japan where deficiencies in my overall recurring retail therapy are fulfilled. It’s like the final doze of medicine to cure my shopping madness when my pocket can no longer cope with it. Thus, 3Coins is a testament that shopping in Japan need not be expensive.
3 Coins according to their website actually has variety of stores. Correct me if I’m wrong here… They have 3Coins Ooops. The 3Coins Station. The 3Coins+plus. The classic 3Coins. And the somewhat high-end Colle.
The one me and Nengkoy shopped at in Osaka was at 3Coins +Plus outlet. This is the outlet that offers not just items priced at 300 yen but also superb stuffs priced at 1,000 yen (500 Philippine pesos or roughly around 10 US dollars).
I so love this place because this is one of those rare stores that me and Nengkoy seem to have a shopping truce. My mother would usually attack the penchants and the inclinations of my shopping selections due to its absurd and ridiculous prices. But when we are at a 3Coins store, there seem to be a cessation of hostilities between us. It is because she does agree with me on how nice the articles for sale are at a very reasonable price.
The store offers daily utilized good as well as lifestyle home interior decors. I particularly love their shower curtains, bedroom slippers, bathroom rugs and storage boxes. And most recently, I discovered that their colorful selections of socks are just so adorable!
Wanpibti lang… Murang mura…