Global apparel retailer UNIQLO will open a new store this spring at Southcenter Mall, located in Tukwila, Washington. The 7,500 square-foot store will be UNIQLO’s second store in the greater Seattle area, following the opening at Bellevue Square in 2015, and will offer LifeWear for men, women, and kids. LifeWear is the UNIQLO commitment to creating perfect clothing that meets the needs of everyone’s daily lifestyles. High quality, functional, affordable and constantly being improved, LifeWear is available in a variety of colors and designs for people of all ages.
“We look forward to extending our presence in the Seattle area, a vibrant and fast growing community that we have enjoyed calling home since opening our first store there in 2015,” said Hiroshi Taki, UNIQLO USA CEO. “Southcenter is a thriving destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment, and we look forward to meeting the needs of our customers with unparalleled service and everyday essentials that are made for all.”
Today UNIQLO has more than 1,900 stores in 19 markets worldwide. Since opening its first store in Hiroshima in 1984, UNIQLO has created apparel that comes from the Japanese values of simplicity, quality, and longevity, featuring universal designs, supreme fit and comfort with the aim to improve the daily lives of its customers. The new store at Southcenter will carry collections for men, women and kids, including the brand’s iconic products made with innovative fabric technologies, like Ultra Light Down – warm, light jackets that pack neatly into a pouch – and AIRism, designed with quick-drying and anti-odor properties. The store will also offer jeans made from authentic Japanese Kaihara denim, premium French linen shirts, and other essentials to fit any lifestyle.
Since first entering the Seattle region in 2015, UNIQLO has engaged with the community through a series of programs to help underserved children and teens:
- Through UNIQLO’s annual holiday giving campaign, A Warm Gesture, the UNIQLO Bellevue store welcomed 96 children from the Boys and Girls Club to shop for winter essentials
- UNIQLO has also partnered with former Seattle Seahawks player, Jermaine Kearse, to provide 40 young adults the opportunity to learn about the retail industry as a profession through his 15:1 Foundation
- And the bran donated over 1,000 pieces of clothing to Compass Housing Alliance in Renton, Washington
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 1.8619 trillion yen for the 2017 fiscal year ending August 31, 2017 (US $16.87 billion, calculated in yen using the end of August 2017 rate of $1 = 110.4 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 more than 1,900 stores in 19 markets worldwide including Japan, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, 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.