Singapore and Tokyo - UNIQLO today announces that it will open its first global flagship store in Singapore, and in the Southeast Asia region, in the autumn of this year. The new store, which will be the largest UNIQLO store in Singapore and in the region, will be located in the Orchard Central mall along Orchard Road, the fashion hub of Singapore for both local residents and international visitors.
"We are very honored, and excited, to open our first UNIQLO Global Flagship Store in Singapore. Having been a member of the local retail scene since 2009, we remain committed toward contributing to the local community and being an integral part of Singapore's growth and future," said Taku Morikawa, UNIQLO Southeast Asia CEO. "We will continue our effort to design and create innovative clothes that enrich the daily lives of people, as a reflection of our LifeWear philosophy," he added.
The Singapore Global Flagship Store will provide an extensive range of the latest lines for women, men, kids and babies, in a sales area of approximately 2,700 square meters across three levels in the Orchard Central, the first and tallest vertical mall in Singapore. Modelled on highly successful UNIQLO flagship stores around the world, customers will enjoy the best that UNIQLO has to offer, in a truly unique retailing setting - from the product range to the store's interior and layout.
The opening of a Global Flagship Store in Singapore highlights its prominence in UNIQLO's expansion plans worldwide and will add to global flagship stores in key locations today, including New York's Fifth Avenue, London's Oxford Street, and Ginza in Tokyo. Through its innovative, high-tech displays and extensive product lineup, the new Singapore Global Flagship Store will serve as a launch pad to display the brand's LifeWear to a wider audience. The latest UNIQLO Global Flagship Store will create more than 300 jobs in Singapore.
UNIQLO Singapore Global Flagship Store (official name to be announced at a later date)
Opening Date: Autumn 2016 (Planned)
Address: 181 Orchard Rd, #01-01, Singapore 238896
Sales Area: Approx. 2,700 square meters across three levels
About UNIQLO LifeWear
Apparel that comes from the Japanese values of simplicity, quality and longevity. Designed to be of the time and for the time, LifeWear is made with such modern elegance that it becomes the building blocks of each individual's style. A perfect shirt that is always being made more perfect. The simplest design hiding the most thoughtful and modern details. The best in fit and fabric made to be affordable and accessible to all. LifeWear is clothing that is constantly being innovated, bringing more warmth, more lightness, better design, and better comfort to people's lives.
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, Princessetam.tam, Theory, and UNIQLO. With global sales of approximately 1.6817 trillion yen for the 2015 fiscal year ending August 31, 2015 (US $13.88 billion, calculated in yen using the end of August 2015 rate of $1 = 121.18 yen), Fast Retailing is one of the world's largest apparel retail companies, 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 1,700 stores in 17 markets worldwide including Japan, Australia, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, U.K. and the U.S. In addition, Grameen UNIQLO, a social business established in Bangladesh in September 2010, currently operates several Grameen UNIQLO stores in Dhaka. UNIQLO manages 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.
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