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Daiso Japanese Discount Store - Chadstone Shopping Centre

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Published September 25th 2013
Where everything costs $2.80
Daiso Australia, a retail store selling value Japanese products, opened in Chadstone Shopping Centre just a few weeks ago.

Daiso Australia - Chadstone
Daiso Australia - Chadstone


This is an interesting retail venue selling all sorts of things, some of which you didn't even know existed! A discount store, where absolutely every product costs a flat rate of 2.80 dollars.

Daiso Australia - Chadstone
Daiso Australia Discount Store


This is not the first Daiso store to grace the Australian retail market, with shops in Abbotsford, Doncaster, the QV Shopping Centre and Bourke Street CBD, although this is the first to open in Melbourne's largest shopping complex.

Daiso has been in operation since 1972, opening their very first 100 yen shop in Japan back in 1991. Since then, the organisation has become one of the market leaders in Japan, and has now opened approximately 3400 stores around the world.

You'll find all sorts of weird and wonderful here from fake eyelashes, crockery, cleaning equipment, craft supplies, toothbrushes, dog coats, packaged snack foods, money boxes, toys, gift cards and a whole lot more.

Daiso Australia - Chadstone
Money Boxes $2.80


Everyone loves a bargain, which is no doubt why Chadstone shoppers are eager to fill their bags with all the things they didn't know they'd need or want.

Daiso Australia - Chadstone
Daiso Australia - Chadstone


If you do visit any one of Daiso Australia stores whether it be Chadstone or beyond, it can be overwhelming. You may well leave Daiso Australia buying items because of their bargain status, and not because you really need them.

Daiso Australia - Chadstone
Origami insect kit anyone?


If you are a shopper that prefers to gather rather than hunt and do not mind spending your time perusing value products, then look no further than Daiso Australia, you could spend an hour or more rifling through the aisles of all the latest Japanese bargains and innovations.

Daiso Australia - Chadstone
Daiso Australia - Discount Crockery


Check out Daiso Australia's website to find details of your nearest store. Daiso Australia also have a facebook page, displaying images of some of their latest campaigns and products for sale.
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Why? Bargain discount shopping
When: Mon - Wed: 9:00am - 5:30pm Thurs - Fri: 9:00am - 9:00pm Sat: 9:00am - 6:00pm Sun: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Phone: Tel: 03 9516 4100
Where: Daiso Australia, Chadstone Shopping Centre, 1341 Dandenong Road, Melbourne, VIC, 3148
Cost: Cheap
Your Comment
Daiso is a place where I can spend hours discovering fabulous inexpensive items. It's gadget heaven. Our normal shops are SO expensive. Daiso sells the same/similar/better item for $2.80 - it made this year's birthday gifts very inexpensive.
The only problem is I don't read JAPANESE. The majority of Daiso stock carry NO english translation to explain what is inside the packet, including food items. In Australia this is ILLEGAL . Our LAW states products MUST carry English translations on the packet. Buying spray de-oderant might turn out to be spray glue or starch. Biscuits may be made with items to which you are allergic (nuts, eggs, preservatives, etc). Without the English translation you do no know what you are looking at, you can't if something is sweet or savory, what the chips are made from and if they contain PALM OIL!
Is yr child safe using/wearing, eating/drinking items when there is no explanation on the packet/box? Daiso must remedy this issue with haste, before someone gets really sick, injured or worse. That said - it is a fun place to shop.
by fluffynut (score: 2|937) 2508 days ago
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