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Uniqlo to open in quake town

Fast Retailing-owned apparel chain Uniqlo will open a new store in Kesennuma, a city in northeastern Japan hit hard by the March 2011 earthquake. Scheduled to open on November 29, the new store is a response to calls from locals for a bigger store with a wider range of apparel, and replaces a temporary outlet opened as part of the Uniqlo Recovery Assistance Project to help rebuild communities devastated by the earthquake. At around 530 sqm, the new store is five times the size of the tempo…

World’s largest Uniqlo opens in Shanghai

Japanese apparel brand Uniqlo has opened its largest store in the world – in Shanghai. The new flagship has a retail space of 8000 sqm, significantly larger than its previous largest store in Tokyo’s Ginza district, at 5000 sqm. “We have wanted to open a new Uniqlo global flagship store, and in fact our largest flagship store worldwide, in Shanghai for quite some time and we are very happy to have been able to realise our dream,” said Fast Retailing China CEO Pan Ning. “Our aim is to co…

Uniqlo expands Bangladesh footprint

Japanese apparel brand Uniqlo is to add two new stores in Bangladesh. The new stores will both open in Dhaka on October 4 and 5, through a collaboration with Grameen Healthcare Trust of the Grameen Bank Group. The latest openings follow its first two stores in Bangladesh’s capital in July. In the short space of four months, the stores – called Grameen Uniqlo – have attracted a popular following. “This is the next step towards the vision of a nationwide chain of stores, and we will be…

Uniqlo confirms first Australian store

Japanese fast fashion giant, Uniqlo, has confirmed it will open its first Australian store at Melbourne’s Emporium development in the second quarter of 2014. The new Uniqlo store will be a premium large-scale store with a sales floor of 2180sqm spread over four floors – two basement floors and two above ground floors. Designed as a showcase for the Uniqlo brand, the store will offer visitors a full lineup of Uniqlo apparel ranges across mens, womens, kids, and babies. Shoichi Miyasa…

J Brand debuts in Japan

Premium denim brand J Brand is to open its first store in Japan on October 9. The store will occupy 20 sqm on the fourth floor of Osaka Hankyu Umeda Main Store. It will embody a “clean and modern aesthetic” design and will offer a wide range of apparel, with a focus on denim. “Partnering with Hankyu, a leading luxury retailer, for our first shop presence in Japan is an exciting strategic collaboration,” said founder and CEO Jeff Rudes. Headquartered in California with global distribu…

Uniqlo sales boom

Japanese brand Uniqlo has seen its sales in August rise a stunning 29 per cent. It attributed the sales rise on strong demand for summer apparel and said it was the highest monthly increase since the 36 per cent of October 2009. The operating profit in Uniqlo’s home market fell by 5.4 per cent on the back of heavy discounting and increased marketing investments. Recently, it said it would be expanding into Germany to boost its European presence. It is also slated to open its largest fla…

Uniqlo enters Germany

Japanese brand Uniqlo is expanding to Germany with the first store to open in Berlin in 2014. The store will be located at Tauentzienstrasse shopping area, which is home to many international fashion and lifestyle brands. Fast Retailing group officer and Uniqlo Europe CEO Berndt Hauptkorn said that the Berlin store opening marks a step-change for the company. “Uniqlo is a giant globally, but we are still a challenger brand in Europe. We have been focusing our presence in Paris, London a…

Fast Retailing commits to Bangladesh accord

Uniqlo parent joins Inditex, H&M in commitment to improve factory safety.

Uniqlo continues US expansion

Japanese clothing brand to open 10 new stores in the US.

Uniqlo debuts in Indonesia

Japanese apparel brand opens at Jakarta’s Lotte Shopping Avenue tomorrow.

Uniqlo to open in Bangladesh

Japanese clothing brand forges joint venture to tap Bangladesh’s growing middle class.

Uniqlo continues Thai expansion

Parent Fast Retailing plans up to 15 new stores.