Marni Bows First Café in Japan

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Italian fashion label Marni unveiled its first Marni Flower Café in Osaka, Japan, on March 2.

It is the first of several to open across Japan, and other countries, over the next few months, according to the company.

The inaugural café-cum-boutique takes up 535 square feet on the third floor of Osaka’s Umeda Hankyu department store. It features a green onyx counter, a blue sofa, small tables crafted from brass and green marble, and interwoven PVC stools.

Posh nosh for tired shoppers include Italian breads, pastries and cakes; also for sale will be a range of customized Marni products that will change every four months. For the opening, for instance, Marni designed a picnic set, wooden lunch boxes, and multicolor furoshiki (traditional Japanese foulards used to wrap bento boxes), as well as thermoses, PVC vases and porcelain sets — all sporting some of the label’s archival patterns.

— Michelle Tay