Spreading out all over Beijing like an aggressive fungus is a petite store called Miniso: the Holy Grail of Scrooges, and the lord and savior of broke people. Whether you are a penniless teenager, or have simply already spent all your earnings on impulse purchases you don´t need (shame on you), Miniso is here to save us all!
Now that it´s summer, there is no time like the present to head on down to Miniso to check out the new summer collection. So, grab that lonesome RMB 50 you have left, or are willing to spend, and come shopping with us.
Always stay hydrated with these cool water bottles. Whether you like Sesame Street, Pink Panther, or strange little yellow chickens, these water bottles are the right purchase for you. There are various prints to choose from, so even if you prefer plain bottles (why would you though? Pink Panther is awesome!), you can get your hands on one of these beauties. RMB 15-19.90
Need a new lunch box to go with that bottle? Transport your snacks in style with this sassy bear-print container. There is something for everyone with a range of colors to select from. No matter what your choice of snack, be it fruit or chips, (I see you, but same bro), this box will always keep your selection fresh! RMB 10
Get ready for the summer and take care of all the family’s skin needs this season with these affordable sunscreens. Apply generously, protect your skin, and don’t burn up under the hot sun. Save yourselves some renminbi and grab this bargain. RMB 39.9
As important as sunscreen is mosquito repellent. Don’t get stung this summer! Avoid squealing kids, itchy bumps, scratching, and scarring. You and the family don’t need the stress. Use these sprays to fend those pesky mites without breaking the bank. It is always better to be safe than sorry. RMB 15
Miniso has a wide selection of fans to choose from. If you fancy having a bit of fun with your fan purchase, you will be spoiled for choice. If it’s not already hot enough for you, go for one with the cheeky devil horns or get cute and grab yourself the one with the attached bear ears. Plain Jane? There are a ton of more simple designs to select. Acquire a fresh breeze and stay cool. RMB 49.9
Beijing always has very hot summers. You and the family can avoid stifled feet and smelly odors by trading in your sneakers for a pair of flip-flops with a cool print and plenty of wriggle room. Trust me, there is nothing worse than sweaty feet for you or the kids. Get summer ready and sport a beach-in-the-city look! RMB19.9
Always stay cool with these awesome sunglasses. Protect your eyes from dangerous ultraviolet rays (yes, we love the sun, but we need to be careful), and please the inner diva in your kids with these fun and daring sunglasses. All this fierceness for mere pocket change. RMB 10
What are a pair of awesome sunglasses without an awesome bucket hat? Protect the family from heat stroke with a very fashionable clothing item. With so much choice the only problem to be concerned with is which one to get! So, get choosing one, (or two, or three, darn it! – I want to have them all!). RMB 35
I´ll tell you what you don´t want to happen under any circumstances. Remember trying your best to avoid getting soap into your little ones’ eyes during bath time? The same can be said for wanting to protect your kids’ eyes from chlorine when swimming. Avoid irritable eyes and strops by the pool. Don’t let anything get in the way of your swimming time, and don a pair of these goggles. RMB 19.9
I wonder where all your new purchases will go? How will you ever carry them all home? I have the answer – one of these funky rucksacks! You have a variety to choose from and they are all perfect for a nice day at the pool or beach. RMB 29.90
And that’s a wrap, ladies and gentlemen. Get your Miniso on this summer and walk away with nothing but awesome bargains. Deck out you and the kids for next to nothing and spread the word. Your friends will thank you!
Photos: Lian Sossdorf, Pixabay