Discount stores

Toronto just got new $2 discount stores from a popular global retail empire

A global distribution empire with Toronto locations is back with new stores and prices start at just $2.

miniso has been in hot water lately, having to apologize to people for present themselves as a Japanese brand when they are actually Chineseso maybe the discounts are a tactic to try to win people back.

They call them “Miniso 2 plus stores” on social mediawith prices starting at $2 and capping at around $10 only.

The the first downtown Toronto location for Miniso opened in 2018, although several stores have opened just outside of Toronto before. Unfortunately, shortly after, bankruptcy concerns swirled around the business.

“Don’t miss [on] the exceptional offers of our brand upgrade celebration,” reads the caption of a recent social media post by Miniso Canada.

The launch of the “brand upgrade” appears to have taken place over the weekend from October 1, with the “celebration” starting on that day resulting in discounts and special offers.

The only “active store” in Toronto offering the $2+ deals appears to be in downtown Scarborough, although there should also be locations in Markville, Granville and Vaughan Mills offering the same price.

The store sells all kinds of home goods, beauty products, toys, electronics, stationery and more, so if you’re looking to stock up for less on anything for cheap (or maybe buy some sweet additions for your dorm or apartment for the new school year) now might be your chance.

With rising inflation and Dollarama increases its minimum pricesthis so-called brand upgrade might be just what our wallets need.