How’s your weekend? Ohh mine was a blast as I’ve goes to some odd places I’ve always wanted to visit, and also had a quick stop (actually not to quick, you’ll see) at a new lifestyle and leisure concept store called Mumuso Korea when then opened their new branch at Venice Grand Canal, McKinley. I actually almost missed it, not until I saw it’s sponsored Facebook ad suddenly pops on my feed, and I thought this is something I should visit last weekend. Anyway it is just a 5-minute drive away from my place!
It was a lovely Sunday afternoon and the weather seems smiling at me. I was actually worried whether this loveliness turns into sudden darkness when and pours its heavy luck of rain on me. But then I took the chance and, what the heck – I will take a cab if the rain pours, lol.
So I took a jeep, and stop at the Korean Embassy and decided to just walk for like 15-minutes going to Venice Piazza. While walking up the hill, I couldn’t my eyes wonder around and I realized that there are many chances happened to this place – it became more progressive, greener, and more colorful!
I will share more about the McKinley Hills very soon, but first let’s talk about this new lifestyle concept store, which I know some of you are kind of familiar, and some are still confused.
Confused??? Of what?? And Why???
I guess you’ve already know my penchant on cute and useful things, and that’s one of the reason why I visited Mumuso Korea branch at Venice Grand Canal.
I’ve tried to check online for the background of this brand, and Google only shows the other bloggers' video haul, and blog post hauls (and more haul, haul, haul!). But I find it isn’t enough.
I’ve even watched all those video hauls of prior bloggers who already shopped from Mumuso Korea but it turns out – NADA. Not enough information, I find them kind of lazy enough to do research and understand the brand and the products per se, and I thought these posts are such a waste of time.
So using my creative and diligent digging – I will explain to you some things that I’ve got about this brand.
Pantone have recently declared 2017 color of the year, which is Greenery – and I love it!
I don’t know if its luck or just because the color Green is synonymous to prosperity and peaceful living – but MUMUSO Korea’s logo is color Green with the white font.
Its logo’s simplicity actually give a cool effect and I like it. Easy to ready, identify and easy to remember!
MUMUSO Korea have an impressive selection of skincare products – facial cleansing foam, facial cleanser, toners and emulsions, serums and cleansing oils – you effin name it – they have it.
Do you know that MUMUSO Korea have a very interesting name???
After my diligent research about its company, I’ve found out that MUMUSO is also called MUMUSO Hibiscus life, inspired by the hibiscus flower – a national flower of Republic of Korea.
The company believes that hibiscus gives happiness and good life, thus the born of the brand and its philosophy of giving happiness to its customers.
Hibiscus is also known as an infinite flower, a symbol eternal beauty.
MUMUSO Korea is aiming to become Asia’s most valuable life and leisure department store brand.
Here in the Philippines, MUMUSO Korea is owned and managed by GREATSPAN INCORPORATED, a company focused on wholesale and retail business including distribution and established here in the Philippines, located at BF Homes Paranaque City, being headed by Mr. Wilson Lim Tang, President/Chairman of Greatspan, Inc., MUMUSO Korea – Philippines has now Seven (7) branches, and we expect its continuous expansion.
MUMUSO Korea offers a wide selection of lifestyle products, which includes personal care and cosmetics, bath and body care, household accessories, kitchen accessories, home and living accessories, beauty accessories, toys for kids, cleaning supplies, etc. They even have impressive mobile accessories, such as headphones, wireless keyboard, portable chargers and batteries.
When I visited the store, I’ve already expected the warm welcome of the local shoppers as I understand Filipino taste on shopping cuteness and affordable products. So I’ve braced myself for some numbers of shoppers bumping each other and excitedly want to browse and grab their own favorites. MUMUSO Korea branch in Venice Grand Canal is not that big but shoppers can easily look around and find their items because they are all well organized into their respective shelves and stands.
Staffers are very friendly welcoming you with their smile, greeting shoppers Annyeonghaseyo!
So does it mean this store is a Korean store and their products are all from Korea????
MUMUSO Korea is a Chinese brand with a Korean touch, having its main office in Guangdong, Shanghai China. The brand doesn’t claimed that their products are Korean authentic, but what I do like about this brand is the marketing twist that they’ve used which is impressive.
If you tried googling about Mumuso Korea, Google search engine will give you this:
Mumuso Korea (under licensed of Mumuso, Co. Ltd.) website which you can browse their latest products, updates and also shop online. If you have a Weibo and WeChat account, you can also them. (Weibo is not a free account and I’m still working on registering mine using my Dada’s business address at Shenzen).
Mumuso Korea Philippines website, which currently acts as a portal page not an online store. You may also check their Facebook page for quicker updates.
MUMUSO Korea is a lifestyle concept store with a Korean flavor – thus, doesn’t necessarily translates that MUMUSO stores are Korean.
To simplify this explanation it is like:
“A beautiful Chinese girl, who travelled to Korea and acquired some Korean culture, and then one day she dressed in Hanbok and applied what she learn from Korean cultures. She eats like a Korean, speaks and lives like a true blooded Korean.”
Amazing isn’t it?!
So does it means that their products are fakes???
The answer is NO.
Although most of their products are Made-in-China, (you can see it on their label written in Chinese character or Hangul, with addressed in Guangdong) but it doesn’t automatically translates that these are in low quality and/or counterfeits. There are many amazing and good quality products that are Made-in-China which are also cheaper and practical, because they applies a large-scale global procurement systems that makes the costs less cheaper.
Take note that even your favorite designer clothes, and your iPhones are Made-in-China, so don’t be a fucking snobbish bitch, okay.
Mumuso Korea applies a large-scale global procurement process which makes all their products affordable and not compromising its quality.
Mumuso Korea Sleeping Mask, 150grams in 3 variants: Crystal Rose Nourishing Sleeping Mask, Crystal Red Wine Thorough Sleeping Mask, and Deep Sea Extracted Mud Facial Mask. I love the package because it comes with that resealable container which you can also recycle when you finished its contents.
They have crazy wide selections of skincare products, right?!
They also got cosmetic products life your favorite cushion compact with these cute designs, BB creams, liquid foundations, compact face powder, eye shadows, lipstick, etc.
Even your mani-pedi pampering are also available!
Or even give you free makeover :D
So if you are going to visit their branch (especially in Venice Grand Canal branch) expect some crowd because really who doesn’t like to shop, and throw some little cash for these cute items.
Well even I got some items (mostly vanity items) which I am so excited to try and share my review soon on a separate post!
I went home as a happy and smiling lady again, just like when Mr. Sunshine greeted me. I felt that Hibiscus Life!
Mumuso Korea - Philippines has seven (7) branches located at Lucky Chinatown in Binondo Manila, Farmer’s Plaza in Quezon City, UP Town Center in Quezon City, East Mall in Quezon City, Ayala South Park Mall in Muntinlupa, Venice Grand Canal in McKinley Hill Taguig, and in Bay City Mall located in Poblacion Batangas.
MUMUSO Korea brand believes that living a simple but not monotonous life makes people relaxed and happy.
And definitely, I would like to live that kind of peaceful HIBISCUS LIFE!
Have you tried shopping at any Mumuso Korea locally or in other branches in Asia?
What are you favorite Mumuso Korea items? I would LOVE to know your stories!
What are you favorite Mumuso Korea items? I would LOVE to know your stories!
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