Saturday, May 10, 2008


It's very rare that Junk Thief endorses a product or a chain of stores, but he just has to say how wildly impressed he is with Daiso Japan. Sometimes even Junk Thief needs to head off to the 'burbs for some of the things in those dreaded big box stores, and having Daiso in Daly City sweetens the deal. Where else can you find super nifty paper goods, mosaic candle holders, a Spanish flag, Japanese doll furniture, gardening tools, $.99 premium Danish cookies and gorgeous wrapping paper all at one stop? Ichiban Kan is also a huge favorite, but Junk Thief is beginning to prefer Daiso more. However, does anyone know the correct pronunciation? Day so? Dah-ee-SO? Day-eye-so? Die so?

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At 6:16 PM, Blogger mouse (aka kimy) said...

I'm not generally very keen on shopping - but stores that specialize in housewares and furnishings (think ikea) are another story - daiso seems like one of these types of places! only stores in the u.s. are in california or washington....perhaps I'll have the opportunity while in washington to drop in and check out this store which has junk thief all a twitter!

At 6:31 PM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Mouse - They are much more fun and better values than IKEA.

At 4:28 PM, Blogger joe said...

The likelihood of one of those Nihon-go big-box stores opening in Santa Barbara County in the next century is about as high as the likelihood that the county will approve 100 more oil rigs in the channel.

I'm jealous. I need a Bay Area second-tier shopping spree!

Oh, and I'd say the pronunciation is "dah-EE-so".

At 11:17 PM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Joe - Maybe you should go over to Oprah's house in Montecito and convince her to campaign for one there. Okay, I'm not alone in calling it "dah-EEE-so".


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