Global retailer UNIQLO, a division of Japan’s Fast Retailing, is growing. As part of a new strategy to build its nationwide presence, the retailer will open stores in Seattle, Denver and DC Metro area for the first time. All three new stores will house the brand’s full assortment of men’s, women’s and kids’ lines. The Bellevue Collection store will open this fall; The Denver Pavilions and Tysons Corner Center stores will open spring/summer
Uniqlo opened its first U.S. store in 2006 in Manhattan’s Soho, and now has 39 stores in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Philadelphia, Boston, San Francisco and Los Angeles, in addition to its e-tailing site www.UNIQLO.com.
“We are very pleased to announce our plans to continue to expand our national presence further in these new markets,” said Larry Meyer, CEO of UNIQLO USA. “Our LifeWear is versatile, functional and stylish, and I’m confident it will continue to appeal to both an urban environment and an outdoor lifestyle.”
Uniqlo already announced its plans for a store at Faneuil Hall in Boston this summer, in Chicago on Michigan Avenue this fall and in Toronto, Canada, next year. 2016.
About UNIQLO and Fast Retailing: UNIQLO is a brand of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., a leading global Japanese retail holding company that designs, manufactures and sells clothing under seven main brands: Comptoir des Cotonniers, GU, Helmut Lang, J Brand, Princesse tam.tam, Theory, and UNIQLO. With global sales of approximately 1.38 trillion yen for the 2014 fiscal year ending August 31, 2014 (US $13.6 billion, calculated in yen using the annual average exchange rate to the end of August 2014 of $1 = 101.5 yen), Fast Retailing is one of the world’s largest apparel retail companies, and UNIQLO is Japan’s leading specialty retailer.