Japanese retailer Muji is planning to open its first flagship store in Sydney, Australia, in May this year.

To be located at The Galleries on Pitt St, the proposed store will be Muji’s third Australian store and joins the brand’s two existing stores in Melbourne.

The new Sydney store will offer a wide range of products including men’s, women’s and children’s apparel and accessories, furniture, homewares, skincare products, stationery, bedding and travel goods.

Muji Australia managing director Takuo Nagahara was previously quoted by The Australian as saying that the company is anticipating good demand for its products in the region.

"We believe there is strong customer demand in Australia for the Muji brand. Australians are well travelled, already experiencing our existing stores across Japan, Asia, Europe and the USA.

"Muji products cater to the lifestyle of city urban dwellers. Thus, with this country’s growing economy we have great confidence," added Nagahara.

Founded in 1980, Muji operates close to 610 stores across 25 countries.

In Japan, Muji sells apparel, homewares, cosmetics, electronics, and even builds homes. It has its own camping sites, cafes and carries a wide variety of food lines including take home dinners.

Initially, the company used to sell only 40 products and it increased the number of products to more than 7,000 by 2010.