The chain discounter Don Don Donki (better known as Don Quijote in Japan) has finally opened its doors in Lot 10, Bukit Bintang, 9 months after the first announcement of its launch in Malaysia.
The very first outlet is spread over 3 floors and sells a variety of imported yet affordable Japanese products that grab the attention of locals who love this too.
Japan has over 780 Don Quijote stores due to the popularity of its offerings, including 12 overseas Don Don Donki stores as of July 7, 2020.
The Lot 10 outlet opened at 10 a.m. today, and users on social media shared photos of a queue that appeared to stretch over four floors. Safe to say the Malaysians were thrilled to see the place for themselves.
Inside, the store sells all kinds of products from home appliances to groceries to skin care products. In terms of food, it offers a variety of Halal certified products and does not serve alcohol or pork.
When shopping in-store, users can download the DONKI app as a member and log in to collect dMiles points that they can use to redeem vouchers.
Those interested in seeing what the store has to offer but not interested in the long lines (which we think we'll see for a while) posted on Don's official Facebook page Don Donki Malaysia later announced that they are now Shopee online.
It has fewer deals than what you can find in the store, but there are still 2 pages of pasta, confectionery and drinks to browse. According to the team, they can also deliver nationwide.
Before Don Don Donki even opened his first store here, it had already been announced that a second store would open in the Tropicana Gardens Mall, Petaling Jaya, sometime in 2021.
Depending on how well the franchise does in Malaysia, it could open an additional 11 stores by 2024, said Satoshi Machida, president of Pan Pacific Retail Management (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, who owns and operates Don Don Donki here.
- You can find out more about Don Don Donki here.