Fun Japanese dollar store Daiso tees up 4 new Dallas-area locations
Japanese dollar store Daiso, the global retail chain offering items at throwaway low prices, is opening a new round of stores in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in the coming months, including Dallas, Garland, Richardson, and Watauga.
Watagua comes online first: Located at Watauga Towne Crossing, the store will open September 30 with a grand opening that will last all weekend long.
Other stores coming to the DFW area include:
- Richardson, at 1310 W. Campbell Rd.
- Dallas, at the Shops at Park Lane
- Garland - Shiloh Springs Shopping Center at 6850 N. Shiloh Rd.
Daiso was founded in Japan in 1977 and carries thousands of products: kitchenware, beauty supplies, stationery, wrapping paper, electronic accessories, greeting cards, party favors, and plushie toys, plus exotic-ish snacks such as wasabi peanuts.
Probably 90 percent of what they sell is disposable plastic trinkets, and there's lots of pink. Most items are under $10.
Our 2017 shopper guide suggested the following:
"They have clamps and clips in different sizes, if you need them for opened bags of chips or if you want to string something up from the ceiling. My kids like mechanical pencils, and they have them in varying softness of leads. If you went to Staples, you might pay $5. So I stock up on office supplies, papers, ceramic cups, plastic containers, and sticky notes.
They have good candy, including soft jellies in unusual flavors like tomato and regular flavors like mango or strawberry. They sell my favorite candy of all time, a candy version of this Japanese soda called Ramune. The candy is soft and chalky, and melts in your mouth."
They first debuted in DFW in 2015 with a store in Carrollton, and have since opened locations in Irving, Plano, Frisco, Euless, Grapevine, Fort Worth, Arlington, and Dallas at Mockingbird Commons.
Daiso Chief Development Officer John Clarke says, "Texas based Daiso customers have shown us through our online business and social media their desire for us to have more stores within the state, influencing our immediate growth strategy in this region. We currently operate 104 units in 7 states with more states opening in 2024."