UNIQLO Announces Opening Dates for Ten New Stores this Fall

The Celebration Includes a New App and a New UNIQLO.com

Sep 03, 2013, 10:29 ET from UNIQLO

NEW YORK, Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UNIQLO, the global clothing retailer, has announced the fall opening dates for its ten new mall stores in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and California. With the opening of the new stores in October and November, UNIQLO will have a total of 17 stores in the U.S., in addition to the UNIQLO.com online shopping platform.

The stores will all carry the innovative, casual clothing UNIQLO provides for men, women and kids, including the popular Heattech innerwear and high-tech Ultra-Light Down jackets. There will be more information available closer to opening day on activities and special promotions for each opening weekend.

The opening dates are:

  • New Jersey
    o   Bridgewater Commons Mall in Bridgewater, NJ  (October 4th)
    o   Menlo Park Mall in Edison, NJ  (November 1st)
  •  New York
    o   Staten Island Mall in Staten Island, NY –(October 18th)
    o   Atlantic Terminal Mall in Brooklyn, NY  (October 25th)
    o   Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove, NY –(November 8th)
  • Connecticut
    o   Westfield Trumbull Shopping Center in Trumbull, CT  (November 8th)
  • California
    o   Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo, CA –(October 11th)
    o   Stonestown Galleria in San Francisco, CA (October 18th)
    o   Westfield Valley Fair Mall in Santa Clara, CA –(October 25th)
    o   Bay Street Emeryville in Emeryville, CA –(November 1st)

"We are delighted to announce the opening dates of our incredible new locations and can't wait for our customers to enjoy the shopping experience at a UNIQLO store.  We have dedicated fans and believe our world class customer service, innovative products, high quality fabrics and large variety of styles made to improve people's everyday lives will entice a whole new group of customers," said Larry Meyer, COO of UNIQLO USA and Fast Retailing Group Senior Vice President.

To celebrate, UNIQLO has created the free UNIQLO USA app for Apple products. It will be available on Android devices later this year.  By using the app's Virtual Cam on UNIQLO logos and icons, fans will have access to behind-the-scenes videos, current employment opportunities, "weekly favorites" and a store locator. They will also be the first to know about new arrivals, special promotions and more.

To support their retail expansion, a new UNIQLO.com will debut this fall.  Customers will find a more interactive site featuring digital life tools, how-to videos, in-depth product information and an insider look at LifeWear.

The new stores are strategically placed surrounding the brand's current flagship stores on the East and West Coasts. To staff the new stores, UNIQLO is still in process of hiring and training several hundred full-time and part-time employees at all levels. For more information on open positions, use the new app or visit www.uniqlo.com.

There are currently seven open stores, including three in New York City (5th Ave., 34th St., Soho New York), two in New York State (Westchester's Ridge Hill, Palisades Center), one in Paramus, NJ (Westfield Garden State Plaza), and one in San Francisco, CA (Union Square).

For further information please contact:

Eileen McMaster | UNIQLO | Eileen.McMaster@uniqlo-usa.com
Nancy Goldstein | Burson-Marsteller | nancy.goldstein@bm.com O: (212) 614-4827

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 928 billion yen for the 2012 fiscal year ending August 31, 2012, Fast Retailing is currently the world's fourth largest apparel retail company, and UNIQLO is Japan's leading specialty retailer.

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.Today the company has a total of more than 1,200 stores in 14 markets worldwide including Japan, China, France, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, U.K. and U.S. In addition , Grameen UNIQLO, a social business established in Bangladesh in September 2010, opened its two first stores in Dhaka in July 2013. UNIQLO operates an integrated business model under which it designs, manufactures, markets and sells high-quality, casual apparel. The company believes that truly great clothes should be supremely comfortable, feature universal designs, are of high quality and offer a superb fit to everyone who wears them.

With a corporate statement committed to changing clothes, changing conventional wisdom and change the world, Fast Retailing is dedicated to creating great clothing with new and unique value to enrich the lives of people everywhere. For more information about UNIQLO and Fast Retailing, please visit www.uniqlo.com and www.fastretailing.com