The Japanese author who helped us welcome a minimalist and organized lifestyle thanks to her best-selling books and well-loved Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo has just launched an online shop.
The online shop features items that are “a collection of items that spark joy for Marie and enhance your everyday routine.” Some items include a $50 (roughly P2,545.75) tuning fork, a $150 (roughly P7,637.25) brass mirror, and $206 (roughly P10,488.49) leather room shoes.
However, netizens have thoughts. According to many of them, it’s ironic that a woman who has advocated for getting rid of things is encouraging people to buy more things, this time from her shop.
Below are some tweets:
good thing I’ve decluttered my house Marie Kondo style, because now I can take advantage of her online shop and fill it up with needed things like 4kHz Chakra tuning forks and computer brushes https://t.co/HBselwgU6K
— Mystified Man in Australia (@derekbradley) November 19, 2019
Marie Kondo sells out. Wants you to get rid of your junk so you can fill your home with more junk bought from her new online store. And I do mean junk- a $12 stick anyone? pic.twitter.com/XGWe6sSoWc
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) November 19, 2019
Would you believe it? Marie Kondo, the lady who insisted we get rid of most of our stuff, now has an online shop where we can buy more STUFF!
— Deb-or-ah (@debsdustbunny) November 18, 2019
Marie Kondo is a genius hustler. Convince everyone to throw out their useless homewares, sell them some new useless homewares https://t.co/VYK8hV3JMz
— Osman Faruqi (@oz_f) November 19, 2019
Marie Kondo is out here telling people to get rid of the things that don’t bring you joy.
In related news, Marie Kondo has launched an online shop where she would like you to spend $35 on a computer brush and $96 on a ladle.
— Megs WhoEarps (@fannypackbeats) November 20, 2019
Marie Kondo is a Japanese organizing consultant who wrote the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. Her approach to tidying is anchored on the concept of tokimeki, or spark joy, which means to only keep the items that spark joy.
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