5 Must-Buy Items You Might Want to Checkout in Loft
Have you ever been to any LOFT stores in Japan? It’s a kind of shop that has various items worth buying. You can find so many interesting products in any of their chains. If you’re a foreigner, you will be amazed of such unique products and brilliant designs.
Here are 5 best-selling products in Loft, including stationeries like washi tapes, schedule books, and health products like massage balls, and other interesting products like umbrella stand and Fuchiko.
1. Washi Tape（個人画像：撮影小林 矢江）
“washi tape” is a Japanese traditional sticky handmade paper made by the Japanese people.
Washi have features of thin, durable and long-lasting. Also, major thing about washi is that UNESCO added washi to the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The coolest use of washi tape is that you can remove and peel it off smoothly. There are 3 major ways you can use it such as the following:
□ For Writing Letters
When you write letters for someone, how about decorate your letters or envelope with washi tape? You can tape it on the edge of letters or seal the envelope with the use of washi tape. You can also make your own original letters.
□ Make your Own Art Board
You can make your own art board by making alphabet patterns by washi tape and decorate them on the board. Literally it’s like DIY.
□ Decorate on Iphone Plugs
If you get bored with your plain white color iphone cable, you can decorate it with washi tape to make it colorful. Good thing is you can remove them easily if you change your mind and use a different set or design as you wish. With washi tape, you can create your own style in many ways.
Price Average: 230 yen～400 yen
2. Schedule Book
How do you manage your own schedule daily? Are you using your smartphone or any kind of app? To refresh your yearly plans and daily schedule, schedule books are available at Loft with amazing varieties and functions so you will be encouraged to write on it all the time. Here are 3 major unique points as follows:
□ Several sizes you can choose from
Mainly there are 4 types of schedule books such as follows:
□A6-same size as pocket book
□B6-same size as independent book
□A5-same size as class book
□B5-same size as note book
The smaller size is easier to bring everywhere. The bigger size gives you much space to write down more.
□ Varieties of Two Facing Pages
□Weekly with Time Schedule Type
You can record your schedule hourly so if you have many business meetings, this type is for you.
Have lots of space to write down your daily events or TO-DO LIST so if you want to use more for your private affairs, this type is for you.
□One Page a Day Type
Full page to write down or illustrate like a diary or journal. If you need the space as much as you want and record everything, this type is for you.
□ To-Do Schedule Book
This unique schedule book is focused on documenting your interests or hobbies. For instance, if you love cooking, there is a wanna-do cooking schedule book that you can make your own recipe book by inserting pictures, there are spaces for you to write down materials, ingredients, and process and also what wine matches for the meal, etc. There are about 55 kinds of wanna-do schedule books such as festival, tennis, DIY, etc.
Price Average: 1,000 yen～2,500 yen
Not only is it for writing schedule but you can also make your own original schedule book.
3. Massage Ball “Katao”
Did you know there is a convenient massage ball called “Katao” in LOFT? Simply, you can just press this ball in your shoulder, neck, back or wherever you feel the pain then it will start massaging those areas. 4 major great points of this massage ball are as follows:
Convenient point for this ball is very light, only 220g which is lighter than a slice of bread.
□Not so Hard (Soft)
The ball itself is not so hard as you imagine. It’s a similar touch as that of soft baseball.
If the ball gets dirty, you can just throw it in the laundry machine and wash like clothes
□ Small Size that you can Bring Anywhere
The ball size is small, it can fit in the palm of your hand, you can bring it to your work or other places and use it when you need massage.
Price Average: 800 yen
No need to go to spas, you can massage yourself by using this unique massage ball easily. How about trying it in your office?
4. Umbrella Stand “Kasa Keeper Mini Cube”
What kind of umbrella stand are you using at home? To make the entrance wider, this is a fantastic design with very small size you can find in LOFT. Here are 2 strong points for this product:
□ Convenient for Small-spaced Houses
The size is only 12.3cm X 9.3cm X 9.3cm so even you have small entrance, it won’t take up so much space. The weight is 1400g and it’s very durable.
□ You can put 4 Standing Umbrellas
With this compact size, you can put 4 umbrellas at once.
Price Average: 3,000 yen
It’s not so cheap but it’s worth the buy due to its convenient compact size
This product is originally produced by LOFT. It’s unique with it’s tiny lady doll dressed in yellow uniform (LOFT trademark color) and you can put it on the edge of cups for fun. There are several kinds like sitting style, hanging down style, climbing up style, etc. Putting Fuchiko on the edge of your glass of wine or cup, can be playful and fun.
Price Average: 200 yen～230 yen
Loft has so many unique novelty products that people can enjoy. The next time you want to go shopping, try dropping by at any Loft stores and discover many amazing items!