Mokuyobi opens its first flagship store in Los Angeles’ tiny Tokyo
Since 2006, Mokuyobi Founder and Creative Director Julie Pinzur has made it her mission to design and create high quality products with a fun and whimsical personality. “Mokuyobi embodies good vibes and all that is positive with vibrant color blocking and exciting allover prints, which we create on a wide variety of styles,” Julie said. “My creations are offbeat, original, playful, silly, imaginative and are guaranteed to make you smile. Mokuyobi products are made with high quality construction and materials and are ethically made in Los Angeles, where our workers are paid a living wage. All Mokuyobi bags have a lifetime warranty covering manufacturing defects, so you can stay on top and keep your bag in service and out of landfills.
Little Tokyo is a lively district full of shops and restaurants, frequented by locals and tourists alike. Mokuyobi’s second floor space had been vacant for most of the past 15 years. “I am delighted to set up our first flagship store in this space and to be welcomed into the Little Tokyo business community, a diverse group that shares my immense love for the region,” said Julie.
Mokuyobi’s Little Tokyo storefront features a neon sign with their logo, a mountain, affixed to the hanging awning. The mountain in their logo represents “a personal challenge, something you want to achieve or overcome,” Julie said. “The lights coming out from behind the mountain signify the mystery that awaits you, shining in the distance. We welcome visitors to our store; come explore the madness that awaits you! ”
Mokuyobi’s first flagship store is located at 101 Japanese Village Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Open daily from 11:30 am to 8:30 pm.