Fast Retailing to open giant retailtainment venue Uniqlo Park
Japanese fast-fashion retailer Uniqlo will open its largest store yet at the recently refurbished Mitsui Outlet Park in Japan on April 10.
Designed by architect Sosuku Fujimoto, the Uniqlo Park Yokohama store will combine retail space and amusement facilities, featuring slides, jungle gyms, interactive spaces and greenery for families to rest and play.
The space will host both Uniqlo and sister brand GU in the same location with Uniqlo’s sales area comprising 2182sqm and GU’s 1818 sqm.
Despite turbulent times amidst the coronavirus pandemic, the retailer will proceed with plans to open three large stores in Tokyo’s metropolitan area in April-May, originally aiming to strengthen its presence for the now-postponed Tokyo Olympics 2020.
As of the end of February 2020, there were 811 Uniqlo stores in Japan with a strategic focus in China and other Asian countries.