Uniqlo Spain to launch in Barcelona

Japanese casual apparel retailer Uniqlo Spain will open its first store in Barcelona this northern autumn.

The move takes it into the home market of archrival Inditex, parent of the Zara brand, among others.

On the Paseo de Gracia shopping streets, the store will have 1730 sqm of space across four levels and offer a full line-up of apparel under the brand’s LifeWear concept.

“Barcelona is the perfect location to introduce our LifeWear concept – innovative, high-quality clothing that is universal in design and comfort, and made for everyone,” says parent company Fast Retailing chairman/president/CEO Tadashi Yanai.

Since opening its first store in Japan in 1984, Uniqlo has built a network of more than 1800 outlets across 18 markets. Spain will be its sixth market in Europe following the UK (first store opened in 2001), France (2007), Russia (2010), Germany (2014) and Belgium (2015). It has 45 stores across the five markets.

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