UNIQLO Launches Online Shopping in the U.S.
NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UNIQLO, the global clothing retailer, is thrilled to announce that the highly anticipated online shopping site www.uniqlo.com is now live to customers and fans throughout the U.S. Just in time for the 2012 holiday season, UNIQLO's full line of signature products will be available to ship to anywhere in the United States including Alaska and Hawaii.
"Opening up our e-commerce store, and making our innovative, high quality, affordable clothing available to the entire United States, is an important part of our long-term growth strategy to be the world's number one retailer," said UNIQLO USA Chief Executive Officer Shin Odake. "As we continue to look for opportunities to open more stores around the country, this will now give millions more people the opportunity to experience our products and brand values until we open a store near you."
UNIQLO apparel is available in a wide range of colors, fits and sizes including fleece jackets in 50 colors for men and women. There is also an expanded range of sizes and fits for select products only available online such as: Men's Ultra Light Down Jackets and Oxford Long-Sleeve Shirts available in slim and tall fits; Women's Ultra Light Down Parka and Corduroy Easy Knit Leggings available in expanded sizes XXS and XXL (only XS-XL currently in stores); and Men's Easy Care Long Sleeve Shirts available in 115 sizes (only six sizes currently in stores). The UNIQLO.com site features a recommendation engine that remembers customer's favorite products, colors, styles, and uses the information to build a better list of preferences each time they visit the site.
As with all of our recently opened flagships, www.uniqlo.com offers great opening special promotions and products for men and women such as $9.90 Japanese Engineered denim. From launch through October 28, UNIQLO's Ultra Light Down jackets and parkas will be $49.90 (reg. price $69.90) and a selection of cashmere styles will be $59.90 $99.90 (reg. price $79.90 - $149.90).
The website and e-commerce functionality was designed in partnership with Razorfish and Digitas. UNIQLO currently has five U.S. retail locations including newly opened stores in San Francisco at 111 Powell Street and UNIQLO Garden State Plaza in Paramus, NJ. Other U.S. locations include UNIQLO Soho, UNIQLO 5th Avenue and UNIQLO 34th Street in Manhattan. In the U.S., UNIQLO is targeting $10 billion in North American sales by 2020, and anticipating opening 20-30 stores annually.
About UNIQLO and Fast Retailing
UNIQLO is a brand of Fast Retailing Co. (FR), a leading global Japanese retail holding company that designs, manufactures and sells clothing under six main brands: Comptoir des Cotonniers, g.u., Helmut Lang, Princesse tam.tam, Theory, and UNIQLO. With global sales of 928 billion yen for the 2012 fiscal year ending August 31, 2012, FR is the world's fourth largest apparel retail company and UNIQLO is Japan's leading specialty retailer.Today UNIQLO has more than 1,100 stores in 13 markets, namely in Japan, China, France, Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, U.K. and U.S. UNIQLO continues to open large-scale stores in some of the world's most important cities and locations, as part of its ongoing efforts to solidify its status as a truly global brand. UNIQLO operates an integrated business model under which it designs, manufactures, markets and sells high-quality, casual apparel in line with its 'Made for All' philosophy. With a corporate statement committed to changing clothes, changing conventional wisdom and change the world, FR is dedicated to creating great clothing with new and unique value to enrich the lives of people everywhere. For more information about UNIQLO and other FR brands, please visit www.uniqlo.com or www.fastretailing.com
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