HongKong, 2016-Oct-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — GU, the Japanese casual fashion brand, today (2016.10.17) announces plans to open two stores in Hong Kong in spring 2017, marking the brand’s first entry into the market. The stores will be located at the popular visitor destinations of Miramar Shopping Centre, in Tsim Sha Tsui on the Kowloon Peninsula and Windsor House shopping mall in Causeway Bay in the heart of Hong Kong Island.
“I am delighted that just ten years after the launch of the GU brand in Japan, we are able to announce the spring 2017 opening of our first stores in Hong Kong,” said Osamu Yunoki, CEO, GU Co., Ltd. “The continuing growth and success of GU has been due to the marketing expertise and powerful retail platform created by our parent Fast Retailing Group. The launch of our business in Hong Kong is a huge step forward for GU’s global expansion. We are fully committed to bringing the latest fashion trends and exceptional customer service to Hong Kong’s residents and visitors,” Yunoki said.
Fast Retailing launched its mainstay brand UNIQLO in Hong Kong in 2005, which has demonstrated its popularity with customers. Currently, UNIQLO has 25 stores in Hong Kong and Macau. Following on the success of UNIQLO, GU sees its first two store openings as a foothold in the market, before expanding further over the longer term in its mission to provide customers all over Hong Kong with a truly exceptional shopping experience.
■ GU Stores in Hong Kong
(1) Opening Date: Spring 2017 (planned)
Address: First Floor, Miramar Shopping Centre, No.132 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Sales Area: Approx. 1,000 square meters/ 10,800 square feet
(2) Opening Date: Spring 2017 (planned)
Address: Basement Floor, Windsor House, No.311 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay
Sales Area: Approx. 870 square meters/ 9,400 square feet
Source: FAST RETAILING CO., LTD.