UNIQLO to open its first Maryland location at Pike & Rose in Montgomery County

Pike & Rose Continues to Build Momentum as International Apparel Merchant Joins Growing List of Retail, Restaurant, Residential, Hotel and Office Tenants

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Feb-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE: FRT) announced today (Feb. 7, 2018) that global retailer UNIQLO will open its first Maryland location and third in the Washington D.C. metro area at Pike & Rose, a 24-acre mixed-use development in Montgomery County. Expected to open in the fall of 2018, the new 11,000-square-foot store will offer LifeWear for men, women and kids.

“The latest store announcements and openings at Pike & Rose represent a continued positive trend for Federal Realty. Whether searching for the best location to be first to market, as it was for Chicago-based Stella Barra Pizzeria, or to expand their footprint in the D.C. metro region, as Scout & Molly’s Boutique did this week, they are choosing Pike & Rose,” said Chris Weilminster, President of Mixed Use at Federal Realty. “As Pike & Rose continues to reshape North Bethesda with a focus on the future, it has established a track record of attracting best-in-class domestic and international interest by offering options not found in other areas of the Greater Washington region.”

Other notable highlights from the neighborhood include:

  • Canopy by Hilton to open 3rd location in the world in late February 2018
  • 930 Rose Condominiums located above Canopy with hotel amenity offerings, 50% under contract
  • State-of-the-art Porsche Dealership
  • Conversion of 17,000-square-foot rooftop into The Farm at Pike & Rose

“With the addition of UNIQLO, over 60% of the project’s retail GLA now comes from iconic domestic and international brand category leaders, cementing Pike & Rose as a beacon for retailers both internationally known and locally loved,” said Stuart Biel, Federal Realty’s Vice President, Leasing. “The complement of an unparalleled mix of amenities within an authentic neighborhood environment means retailers and restaurateurs searching for their next location are finding it at Pike & Rose.”

In 2018 Pike & Rose will welcome:

  • 930 Rose – Condominiums
  • Baked Bear – Ice Cream Sandwich Shop
  • BlueMercury – Retailer
  • Canopy by Hilton — Hotel
  • Jinya Ramen Bar – Restaurant
  • Julii – Restaurant
  • Nada – Restaurant
  • Nando’s Peri Peri – Restaurant
  • The Red Door Salon & Spa by Elizabeth Arden – Spa
  • Scout & Molly’s Boutique – Retailer
  • Taylor Gourmet – Restaurant
  • Uniqlo — Retailer
  • Up Top Acres/The Farm at Pike & Rose – Rooftop Farm

About Pike & Rose, a Federal Realty neighborhood

Since its opening in 2014, the transit-oriented development has grown to 391,000 square feet, including over 40 tenants of thoughtfully merchandized retail space. The selection of restaurants (including Summer House Santa Monica, Del Frisco’s Grille, &pizza and Taylor Gourmet), retailers (including REI, Sephora, H&M, L.L.Bean and Sur La Table), a state-of-the-art Porsche dealership, and unique entertainment offerings (iPic Theaters, Pinstripes and AMP by Strathmore) have created a one-of-a-kind retail environment. The neighborhood is fully enhanced by the offerings of 99 luxury condominiums and penthouses uniquely positioned above Canopy by Hilton, a 177-key boutique hotel; 80,000 square feet of fully leased best-in-class office space; 765 luxury apartments; and a 17,000-square-foot rooftop farm. The project represents a total investment of approximately $500 million with additional potential for development, and is part of the Federal Realty Row properties, which include Santana Row, located in San Jose, California, and Assembly Row, located in Somerville, Massachusetts. For additional information about Pike & Rose, visit www.pikeandrose.com.

About Federal Realty

Federal Realty is a recognized leader in the ownership, operation and redevelopment of high-quality retail-based properties located primarily in major coastal markets. Founded in 1962, our mission is to deliver long-term, sustainable growth through investing in densely populated, affluent communities where retail demand exceeds supply. Federal Realty’s 104 properties include over 2,900 tenants, in approximately 24 million square feet, and over 2,000 residential units. Federal Realty has paid quarterly dividends to its shareholders continuously since its founding in 1962, and has increased its dividend rate for 50 consecutive years, the longest record in the REIT industry. Federal Realty shares are traded on the NYSE under the symbol FRT. For additional information about Federal Realty and its properties, visit www.FederalRealty.com.

Investor Inquires:
Leah Andress
Investor Relations Associate

Media Inquiries:
Andrea Simpson
Vice President, Marketing

SOURCE: Federal Realty Investment Trust

UNIQLO and the International Tennis Federation launch UNIQLO Spirit Award to honor players in wheelchair tennis

Japan, 2017-Oct-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — UNIQLO and the International Tennis Federation (ITF) today ( 2017.10.11) announced the launch of the new UNIQLO Spirit Award, presented annually to a current wheelchair tennis player who best embodies the principles and core values of UNIQLO and its parent company, the Fast Retailing Group.

The UNIQLO Spirit Award was created to honor those players seeking to change the world around them by challenging themselves and by striving for the highest standards imaginable, pursuing their goals with an innovative spirit and a shared desire to see wheelchair tennis continually moving forward to ever greater heights. Nominations based on these criteria will consider wheelchair tennis players from the grassroots to elite levels of the game.

Speaking on the occasion of the award launch, Koji Yanai, Co-Chief Marketing Officer, UNIQLO, said, “We are extremely excited to introduce the UNIQLO Spirit Award this year to acknowledge a wheelchair tennis player who, in the opinion of the judging panel, best personifies UNIQLO and Fast Retailing Group’s core principles and values.”

“We recognize that players competing throughout the whole spectrum of UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour events continually challenge themselves to be the best that they can be and we look forward to hearing the stories of outstanding individuals from around the world who seek to not only challenge themselves, but also the world around them, with an indomitable spirit in their pursuit of excellence in wheelchair tennis,” Yanai added.

ITF President David Haggerty said, “The ITF is grateful for UNIQLO’S immense and ongoing support of wheelchair tennis and we are delighted to join UNIQLO in launching the inaugural UNIQLO Spirit Award. Wheelchair tennis celebrated its 40th Anniversary in 2016 and since the sport’s inception in 1976 wheelchair players from all corners of the world have continually pushed personal boundaries and challenged the perceptions of those around them. We look forward to a diverse selection of nominations for the very first UNIQLO Spirit Award.”

A judging panel, comprised by ITF Wheelchair Tennis Committee members and ITF Head of Wheelchair Tennis Alistair Williams, will create a shortlist from which UNIQLO will be invited to choose a winner and runner-up. The Winner shall receive US$ 5,000 and the Runner-up a UNIQLO clothing kit. 2017 award winners will be announced in November.

The closing date for nominations for the UNIQLO Spirit Award is Friday 20 October 2017. Anyone who has suggestions for candidates to be nominated should contact their National Association with details of their suggested nomination.

UNIQLO became title sponsor of the Wheelchair Tennis Tour and the Wheelchair Doubles Masters event, and an international sponsor of the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters in 2014. In 2017, the company also became an official partner of the BNP Paribas World Team Cup and title sponsor of the Wheelchair Tennis Rankings.

Source: UNIQLO

UNIQLO announces new collaboration line with JW ANDERSON for fall/winter 2017 collection

UNIQLO announces new collaboration line with JW ANDERSON for fall/winter 2017 collection


Japan, 2017-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — UNIQLO today (2017.07.18) unveils its new collaboration line with JW ANDERSON, an internationally renowned fashion brand from London. The fall/winter 2017 range comprises 33 pieces for men and women, and it will roll out at UNIQLO stores and UNIQLO.com from Tuesday, September 191.

The new line features British classics that combine the signature bold and graphic design esthetic of JW ANDERSON with UNIQLO’s excellence in fabrics, fit and functionality. The result is a collection that offers the best of British styling that is at once traditional and modern while providing daily lifestyle options for men and women of all ages.

Commenting on the launch of the much anticipated line, Jonathan Anderson, the founder of JW ANDERSON, said, “For me, the point of doing this collaboration was that I believe in democracy in fashion, and what I hope will be achieved is that any age demographic can pick up and find something within the collection to relate to. Doing something with UNIQLO is very interesting. It means you come up with a wardrobe which is universal and quirky.”

He added that, “I think what UNIQLO and JW ANDERSON have in common is the idea of ‘making a new product’. That’s always fascinating. The idea of reducing something to its essence is a very Japanese cultural thing. It can be culturally, textile, or silhouette driven, but it’s about the idea of reducing something down so that you can create the most impact.”

Yuki Katsuta, Senior Vice President of Fast Retailing and Head of Research and Design at UNIQLO, said, “This line embodies our shared vision of offering elegance, simplicity, timeless comfort, and individuality through LifeWear. The inspiration for much of the clothing we wear today was the uniforms, work wear, and sportswear that originated in the British Isles. We have combined the energy, creativity, and traditional touches of JW ANDERSON with our fit, fabrics, and functionality, as part of our quest to craft wardrobe essentials that are enduringly appealing.”

1. The collection will roll out on September 19 in the UK, followed by other markets around the world. Availability of the 33-piece range will vary by country and store.

Design is a key focus for the collection, notably through such classics as a double-breasted belted Trench Coat, the Wool Blended Quilted Jacket, the Fair Isle Sweater, and the Striped Scarf. The UNIQLO and JW ANDERSON Trench Coat is accented by a tartan lining. A selection of down jackets, shirts, and padded tote bags also employs tartan. The new collaboration line includes multi-border cut and sewn pieces, knits, and stoles in vivid hues, as well as ruffle blouses and skirts. Such items as the Wool Blended Quilted Jacket and the Padded Tote Bag, feature a faux leather patch with the anchor logo, for an unmistakably JW ANDERSON touch.

The entire 33-piece collection incorporates traditional British materials combined with UNIQLO trademark fabrics. There are Tweed coats in signature herringbone and shirts in extra fine cotton that feels smooth and natural, as well as knits in Extra Fine Merino for an elegant, glossy sheen.

The silhouette is also a key feature for the line. The look ranges from long coats with contemporary button and waist belt styling to jackets that give a modern, slim and sophisticated look but also allow for layering, and includes a turtle neck sweater with boxy silhouette and an oversized knit dress.

Keeping people as warm as possible is another central consideration. Examples include HEATTECH scarves and down jackets that employ ribbed cuffs and feature zipper tape so people can keep gloves on as much as possible in winter.

The Collection:

A total of 14 women’s items

Item Pricing in Japan
(excl. consumption tax)
Item Pricing in Japan
(excl. consumption tax)
Outerwear ¥9,900 – ¥14,900 Pants and Skirts ¥3,990 – ¥4,990
Blouses ¥2,990 Knits
Knit Dresses
¥3,990 – ¥4,990

A total of 19 men’s items

Item Pricing in Japan
(excl. consumption tax)
Item Pricing in Japan
(excl. consumption tax)
Outerwear ¥9,900 – ¥14,900 Pants ¥3,990 – ¥5,990
Shirts ¥2,990 Cut and Sewn
(with unisex pieces)
(with unisex pieces)
¥2,990 – ¥3,990 Unisex Accessories
(scarves, bag and backpack)
¥1,990 – ¥3,990

See the UNIQLO website below for more details: https://www.uniqlo.com/jwanderson/jp/

About the JW ANDERSON brand

Northern Irish designer Jonathan Anderson established JW ANDERSON in 2008. At first an elaborate collection of accessories, it quickly attracted attention and enabled the fledgling label to show on-schedule during the 2008 London Fashion Week season. The success of this debut collection earned both critical acclaim and commercial success for Anderson, whose label is now regarded as one of London’s most innovative and forward thinking brands.

JW ANDERSON has evolved into an internationally renowned brand that has receiving a number of awards:
2012 British Fashion Awards for Emerging Talent, Ready-to-Wear
2013 The New Establishment Award
2014 Menswear Designer of the Year
2015 British Fashion Awards for Menswear and Womenswear Designer of the Year

Source: Uniqlo


Gordon Reid MBE becomes the latest Global Brand Ambassador for UNIQLO

Yamaguchi, Japan, 2017-Jul-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — UNIQLO today ( 2017.07.10) announces Gordon Reid MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire)*, the world’s top** male professional wheelchair tennis player, Paralympics singles gold medalist as its latest Global Brand Ambassador. The appointment marks the first time UNIQLO has selected a British athlete for the global role.

Speaking of the appointment, Tadashi Yanai, Chairman, President and CEO of the UNIQLO parent company, Fast Retailing, said, “We are delighted that Mr. Reid joins us as the newest UNIQLO Global Brand Ambassador. Mr. Reid is a champion of great resilience and human character, overcoming adversity to triumph at the highest level of his sport. These are exactly the values we look for in our brand ambassadors, so it will be a great honor to see him compete in UNIQLO apparel at Wimbledon, where he made history as its first ever men’s singles wheelchair champion.

Yanai added, “We are also pleased to underline our commitment to the ITF (International Tennis Federation) and to wheelchair tennis. As one of the largest employers of people with disabilities in Japan, inclusion and respect are among our most important company values. UNIQLO is made for all, and we believe Mr. Reid will help us inspire people from all backgrounds to be their very best.”

Reid was also enthusiastic about the partnership, saying, “It’s a real privilege to be joining UNIQLO as part of such a great team of Global Brand Ambassadors. It is important that I am comfortable when training and competing and the superb quality and technology of UNIQLO apparel is the perfect fit. I look forward to representing the UNIQLO both on and off the court.”

Effective immediately, the partnership sees Reid promoting the UNIQLO brand and its signature LifeWear worldwide. UNIQLO will leverage Reid’s professional insight in product development, using its advanced proprietary clothing technologies to create apparel that supports Reid’s performance at the top level, while also bringing greater comfort and functionality to the everyday lives of its customers. Reid will also assist UNIQLO with global community engagement and support initiatives.

*An MBE is a British honor given to a person by Her Majesty The Queen for a special achievement
**Player rankings are as of July 10, 2017

About Gordon Reid MBE
Gordon was born on the October 2, 1991 in Alexandia, Scotland. In 2007, he became the youngest national wheelchair tennis champion in the UK aged just 15, and in the same year, he led the Great Britain junior team to win the World Team Cup. In 2016 Gordon won singles titles at the Australian Open, Wimbledon and won the coveted Gold medal at the Rio Paralympic games. He finished the year as world number one and was honored with an MBE. Gordon is ranked No.1* in the world singles rankings.

About the UNIQLO Global Brand Ambassador Program
UNIQLO partners with world-leading athletes to promote its brand and LifeWear globally. Reflecting core UNIQLO values, Global Brand Ambassadors embrace challenge in pursuit of the highest possible achievement. They are universally admired for their integrity and character, and for the optimism, respect and humility they demonstrate to all.

UNIQLO combines the expert professional insight of its Global Brand Ambassadors with its most advanced proprietary technologies, creating apparel that supports human performance at the highest level, while also bringing greater comfort and functionality to the everyday lives of its customers. In addition, UNIQLO works with its ambassadors to promote community engagement and development initiatives around the world.

The current UNIQLO Global Brand Ambassadors are Kei Nishikori (Tennis), Shingo Kunieda and Gordon Reid MBE (Wheelchair Tennis), Adam Scott (Golf) and Marin Minamiya (Mountaineering and Exploring).

Source: UNIQLO

UNIQLO upgrades its uniqlo.com online store in Japan

Berlin, Germany, 2017-Mar-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — UNIQLO today (2017.03.16) announces that it has upgraded its uniqlo.com online store in Japan. The new site stocks 22,710 items for spring and summer alone, more than any of UNIQLO’s physical stores around the world. An intuitive, thumb-based user interface makes shopping by smartphone more enjoyable, and customers can request home delivery or opt to pick merchandise up from a UNIQLO store or convenience store.

As well as offering sizes in everything from XS to XXL through 4XL, the site provides designs, colors, and patterns not otherwise available at UNIQLO stores in Japan and merchandise that is typically sold only abroad. In addition, there is a more extensive range of semi-tailored shirts and jackets for men and women, with 1,183 variations for men’s shirts and 440 variations for women’s shirts, and 2,112 variations in total for men’s and women’s jackets.

The revamped online store offers a host of other advantages. Shop by Look mixes and matches items so it is easier for customers to choose coordinates, with special discounts available over a campaign running from March 24 through 30. An image search feature helps customers to find items that are similar to those they see in magazines or elsewhere online. Customers can also register sizes for themselves, family members and friends so it is easier to choose the right merchandise on future visits.

Customers can choose to collect online purchases at UNIQLO stores, where they can try items on and return them instantly if they do not fit. Alternatively, items can be picked up around the clock from over 43,000 branches of Seven-Eleven, FamilyMart and Lawson convenience stores across Japan. Customers who prefer to shop in person will be able to check the availability of items at their closest UNIQLO stores before visiting.

As part of the revamped uniqlo.com, a service now applies to all merchandise and stores where customers can choose an item from their mobile if out of stock at a store, then pay at their local store and have the item delivered or ready for pick up wherever desired. For orders made by noon, shoppers residing in the Honshu and Shikoku regions can in most cases designate when they want delivery, effective from the subsequent day.


UNIQLO to make debut in Spain with the opening of its first store in Barcelona in autumn 2017

UNIQLO to make debut in Spain with the opening of its first store in Barcelona in autumn 2017


Berlin, Germany, 2017-Feb-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — UNIQLO, the Japanese global casual apparel retailer, today (2017.02.14) announces that it will launch in Spain with the opening of its first store in Barcelona in autumn 2017. Located on the Paseo de Gracia, one of the city’s most prestigious shopping streets, the store will feature a total sales floor of 1,730 square meters across four levels. UNIQLO will offer a full lineup of innovative, functional and high-quality apparel, developed under the brand’s LifeWear concept, with ranges of men’s and women’s items.

“Entering Spain is an important milestone in the expanding global business of UNIQLO, and we are very excited to launch in Barcelona,” said Tadashi Yanai, Chairman, President & CEO, Fast Retailing. “As a city that embraces design, innovation and creativity in everyday life, Barcelona is the perfect location to introduce our unique LifeWear concept – innovative, high-quality clothing that is universal in design and comfort, and made for everyone.”

Since the opening of its first store in Japan in 1984, UNIQLO has built a network of more than 1,800 stores across 18 markets. With the launch of UNIQLO’s first store in Barcelona, Spain will become the 19th global market for the company and the sixth market in Europe. Following UNIQLO store debuts in the UK (2001), France (2007), Russia (2010), Germany (2014) and Belgium (2015), UNIQLO currently operates a total of 45 stores across the five markets in Europe.

More details, including confirmed opening date, will be announced soon.
UNIQLO Barcelona Paseo de Gracia Store

■ Store overview

Store name : UNIQLO Barcelona Paseo de Gracia Store (Tentative name)
Address : Paseo de Gracia 18, Barcelona, Spain
Sales floor : Approx. 1,730 square meters
Levels : Four floors
Open timing : Autumn 2017

Source: Fast Retailing


UNIQLO to launches convenience store pickup service at Seven Eleven, FamilyMart, and Lawson stores throughout Japan

Berlin, Germany, 2017-Jan-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — UNIQLO, in collaboration with FamilyMart Co., Ltd. and Lawson, Inc., will launch in spring a convenience store pickup service for UNIQLO products at FamilyMart and Lawson stores nationwide. Together with a similar service already available at Seven-Eleven stores1, this expansion will allow UNIQLO customers to pick up their purchases at any of approximately 43,000 convenience store locations2 throughout Japan.

The convenience store pickup service enables customers of the UNIQLO.com online store to pick up merchandise 24-hours a day3 at any location convenient for the customer, such as near home or work, or a business-trip destination. The service is ideal for customers who are too busy to go to UNIQLO stores, often not at home to receive deliveries, or who want to directly collect purchases while on a business trip or traveling.

UNIQLO is working to make shopping easier and enjoyable for customers, including expanding the lineup of products available through the UNIQLO.com online store, improving the usability of the UNIQLO app, and offering semi-custom products. Going forward, UNIQLO will develop services to make the buying experience more fun and convenient.

1. Pickup service at Seven-Eleven stores started in February 2016.
2. Stores offering the pickup service: Approximately 19,000 Seven-Eleven stores,
12,000 FamilyMart stores, and 12,000 Lawson stores (as of January 2017)
3. Operating hours vary by store.


UNIQLO to debut HEATTECH Ultra Warm innerwear at stores in Japan and at uniqlo.com

UNIQLO to debut HEATTECH Ultra Warm innerwear at stores in Japan and at uniqlo.com


Berlin, Germany, 2016-Dec-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — UNIQLO today (2016.12.08) announces that it will debut HEATTECH Ultra Warm innerwear at stores in Japan and at the uniqlo.com online store on December 19. UNIQLO developed this pinnacle of its HEATTECH line for people who live in frigid locations or who need to spend long times working outdoors in sub-zero temperatures.

The new line represents a major advance in the cold weather performance of HEATTECH, which has been pivotal to the LifeWear clothing range to deliver outstanding everyday comfort.

HEATTECH Ultra Warm is around 1.5 times warmer1 than HEATTECH Extra Warm and about 2.25 times warmer2 than regular HEATTECH. HEATTECH employs a special thread structure to trap warm air and increase heat retention as more air is stored. The enhanced performance of ULTRA WARM stems from a special knit design that differs from those of its previous HEATTECH counterparts. This design thickens the fabric and lengthens the fibers of the brushed lining.

Air pockets between the fibers create a large air layer within the fabric, whose raised fibers offer instant warmth as soon as you put the garment on. It is also comfortable when on the move even in the coldest climates, stretching and absorbing moisture. The fabric is soft and gentle on the skin to optimize comfort.


1.The calculation compares UNIQLO offerings and is based on the clo value, which measures the thermal resistance of a garment. We calculated that HEATTECH Ultra Warm is 40% warmer than HEATTECH Extra Warm for Men’s and 60% for Women’s. Testing was based on the ASTM D 1518-85.

2.The calculation compares UNIQLO offerings and is based on the clo value, which measures the thermal resistance of a garment. We calculated that HEATTECH Ultra Warm is 125% warmer than HEATTECH innerwear for Men’s and 125% for Women’s. Testing was based on the ASTM D 1518-85.

HEATTECH Ultra Warm Lineup


Item Number of
colors and
Sizes Availability Launch date
(in Japan)
(in Japan)
New HEATTECH Ultra Warm Crewneck T-Shirt 4 XS-4XL All stores 12/19 ¥1,990
New HEATTECH Ultra Warm Tights 2 XS-4XL All stores 12/19 ¥1,990

Note: XS and XXL-4XL available online only. Prices in Japan only, excluding consumption tax.


Item Number of
colors and
Sizes Availability Launch date
(in Japan)
(in Japan)
New HEATTECH Ultra Warm Crewneck T-Shirt 4 XS-3XL All stores 12/19 ¥1,990
New HEATTECH Ultra Warm Leggings 2 XS-3XL All stores 12/19 ¥1,990

Note: XS and XXL-3XL available online only. Prices in Japan only, excluding consumption tax.

Source: Fast Retailing


UNIQLO launches new HEATTECH items for its 2016 LifeWear range

UNIQLO launches new HEATTECH items for its 2016 LifeWear range
UNIQLO launches new HEATTECH items for its 2016 LifeWear range


Tokyo,Japan, 2016-Sep-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — UNIQLO today (2016.09.28) announces new HEATTECH items for its 2016 LifeWear range that deliver significantly better heat retention and comfort. Responding to customer feedback, UNIQLO has increased the number of items featuring HEATTECH Extra Warm, which offers around 1.5 times more heat retention than regular HEATTECH. For the first time ever, the women’s line includes figure-enhancing Comfort Beauty Wear innerwear. The company also announces it has made HEATTECH prices even more affordable this season.

This year, HEATTECH and women’s HEATTECH Extra Warm innerwear fibers are infused with argan oil, which provides 25 percent more softness and comfort on the skin.

Men’s HEATTECH items employ micro-fibers that quickly absorb and wick away sweat to offer 1.2 times faster drying performance. The women’s HEATTECH line will absorb and release sweat more efficiently to minimize stuffiness under clothing, a concern for many people during crowded rush-hour commutes and in heated rooms.

UNIQLO has also expanded the knit loop and increased the expansion ratio for the HEATTECH Extra Warm line. This has boosted stretchability around 1.6 and 1.2 times for men’s and women’s items, respectively, for more comfortable fits.

New to the women’s HEATTECH range this year are Body Shaper bra tops and shorts, which have been very popular pieces in the Comfort Beauty Wear lineup. In addition, UNIQLO has developed V-neck innerwear in response to customer demand, broadening knitwear and blouse coordination options during fall and winter.

■ New product lineup

New HEATTECH innerwear items


Item Number of
and patterns
Sizes Availability Pricing
New HEATTECH Body Shaper Seamless Bra Sleeveless Top 4 S-XXL All stores ¥1,990
New HEATTECH Body Shaper Shorts 4 S-XXL All stores ¥990
Item Number of
and patterns
Sizes Availability Pricing
HEATTECH V-Neck T-Shirt (long sleeves) 4 8 All stores ¥990

Note: XS and XXL-3XL available online only. Prices in Japan only, excluding consumption tax.

Source: Uniqlo


UNIQLO to expand online store offering from 2016 Fall Winter season

UNIQLO to expand online store offering from 2016 Fall Winter season
UNIQLO to expand online store offering from 2016 Fall Winter season


Tokyo,Japan, 2016-Sep-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — UNIQLO will offer a more extensive range of online store items from the 2016 Fall Winter season as part of its state-of-the-art Ariake digital distribution project. UNIQLO has already expanded its app for mobile purchases, launched semi-made-to-order items, and started offering customers the option to pick up purchases at their local convenience store. The company is expanding and extending its online ranges as part of its drive to satisfy customer needs. Going forward, the company will continue to introduce new customer-centric services that enhance the enjoyment and convenience of the UNIQLO shopping experience.

Broader size range for all products
•Broader size range available online (Men’s XS-4XL, Women’s XS-3XL, Kids’ 100-160cm) UNIQLO has doubled the number of items available online in broad size ranges to include all product items*, This means more UNIQLO customers can enjoy wearing Ines de la Fressange and other collections, as well as clothing previously only available in its large-format stores. Customers can now choose from an impressive 800 sizes or colors of jogger pants and 3,000 items of knitwear, with an expanded choice of leg length now available for the popular jogger pants. The company has also increased the number of small-sized items within its 100-160 cm online kids wear range*.

*some products excluded

New special online-store items

•80 new special online-store items expand the overall online range to be over 1.5 times the size of the biggest UNIQLO global flagship store

•More design and color choice on staple UNIQLO items
With more crewneck and turtleneck variations of popular HEATTECH and knitwear items to choose from, customers can select the perfect item to suit individual styles and taste. UNIQLO also hopes to continue satisfying specific customer demands by expanding its range of customer-driven items such as fine cloth shirts without pockets.

•Products designed for markets outside Japan
Customers in Japan will now be able to purchase UNIQLO products like Ultra Warm Down coats and Ultra Light Down long coats, ordinarily available only in extremely cold climates such as Russia.

•Fresh designs for semi-made-to-order ranges
With the launch of its new fine cloth semi-made-to-order shirt with cutaway collar, UNIQLO customers can choose from among 800 different elements to tailor the perfect fit and style.

Source: Uniqlo

UNIQLO to unveil its newly remodeled store on Broadway Street in Soho on September 2

TOKYO, JAPAN, 2016-Sep-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — UNIQLO is pleased to welcome customers to its remodeled store on Broadway Street in Soho from 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 2, nearly 10 years since the global flagship store first opened in 2006. Themed “A New Tokyo in Soho”, the store will connect the brand’s Japanese origins with the historic Soho neighborhood through local partnerships and a remodeled sales floor featuring multiple new ‘shops-in-shop’, each with its own specific focus on UNIQLO innovations in fabrics, designs and technologies.

“We look forward to re-engaging with our Soho neighbors and customers through the re-launch of our Soho Global Flagship Store,” said Hiroshi Taki, UNIQLO U.S.A CEO. “The new store will highlight the ‘everyday miracles’ that UNIQLO aims to continue to provide our customers – products and innovations to improve people’s lives.”

A New Tokyo in Soho – 10 Years of Everyday Miracles:
The three-story store has 28,000 square feet of sales floor space, and features 12 new shop-in-shop sections, each telling its own story about UNIQLO LifeWear.

Highlights of the new shop-in-shop concept include:

•Ready-to-Wear: Knits, featuring merino wool, with jackets and bottoms for everyday style.

Get Moving: Performance technology like Blocktech coats and Dry Sweat active wear, made to wick away moisture. Bicycles by tokyobike will also be on display for an active atmosphere.

Design Studio: Women’s flannel shirts, merino sweaters, and wool outerwear will be displayed alongside measuring tapes and a vintage sewing machine to highlight the UNIQLO design process and its commitment to great fabrics and patterns.

Supima Perfection: The world’s finest cotton T-shirts in a variety of styles set alongside traditional Japanese tea ceremony tools to invoke the ethos of ‘simple made better.’

Living Well: Innerwear items and fluffy fleece displayed with candles to create a relaxed environment while shoppers browse for comfort wear.

•Tokyo Newsstand presents the latest of Japanese fashion, lifestyle and design with over 60 magazine titles piled high in a variety of genres for every audience. The iconic men’s fashion magazine, Popeye, is one of the feature publications.

Sales Promotions Sept. 2-5:
To celebrate its 10 years in the U.S., UNIQLO Soho is offering $10 off core favorites on the first weekend of trading, including Ultra Light Down Jackets, Extra Fine Merino sweaters, flannel shirts and jogger pants.

Opening Highlights:

Giveaways Sept. 2-5:
The first 1,000 customers in the store on each day of the long weekend will receive a mystery gift card ranging from $5 to $100.

The first 25,000 customers will all receive a limited edition UNIQLO x Pintrill pin upon purchase, designed specifically to commemorate the re-launch of the store.

Promotions from Participating Local Restaurants Sept. 2-18:
Participating local restaurants and bars in the neighborhood will offer UNIQLO beverage coasters free-of-charge, and customers will receive $10 off any purchase of $50 or more at the UNIQLO Soho store when redeeming their coaster (only one coaster can be used per customer).

In-store Vending Machine Sept. 1-5:
Customers can post to Twitter about ‘A New Tokyo in Soho’ to activate the “vend” feature at this special Japanese-style vending machine. Prizes range from candy wrapped like sushi, gift cards for local Japanese restaurants, Matcha latte art by Mr. Hiroshi Sawada, and a grand prize bicycle, provided by tokyobike – a small, independent bicycle company founded in Tokyo, with a shop located steps from the UNIQLO store in Soho.

During opening weekend, and every weekend in September, customers can enjoy complimentary iced matcha green tea lattes and other signature matcha drinks, courtesy of MatchaBar. MatchaBar is a family-owned business founded in Brooklyn, serving ceremonial grade matcha sourced directly from an independent family farm in Nishio, Japan. The pop-up stand will be located on the ground floor in front of the mezzanine.

In-store Events & Local Partnerships:
In honor of Soho’s rich artistic history, UNIQLO will engage with its neighborhood through regular events around cultural moments, with the store’s mezzanine level working as an exhibition space, reminiscent of a Soho artist’s loft. The space will feature products like SPRZ NY (Surprise New York), a collaboration between UNIQLO and MoMA that gives access to iconic artists such as Andy Warhol, Ketih Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

UNIQLO Soho will also engage with neighborhood shops, restaurants and businesses, partnering on events and promotions, as well as local nonprofit organizations such as Free Arts NYC and municipal agencies, including the NYC Department of Homeless Services.

To learn more about “A New Tokyo in Soho,” visit: www.uniqlo.com/us/uniqlo-soho

Engage on social media with the hashtag, #UniqloSoho.

Source: Uniqlo


UNIQLO to open its first two stores in Toronto

TOKYO, JAPAN, 2016-Aug-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — UNIQLO, the global casual apparel retailer, today (2016.08.25) announced that it launches in Canada with the opening of its first two stores in Toronto: one in the CF Toronto Eaton Centre on September 30 and one in the Yorkdale Shopping Centre on October 20.

“We are very excited to launch UNIQLO in Canada and introduce our LifeWear – innovative, high-quality clothing that is universal in design and comfort and made for everyone, everywhere – as well as our exceptional value and customer service to Canadian customers,” said Yasuhiro Hayashi, Chief Operating Officer of UNIQLO Canada. “At UNIQLO, we constantly improve our products to be able to offer more warmth, more lightness and more comfort. Torontonians are known for celebrating individuality and continuous reinvention, and these qualities make Toronto the perfect place to open our first doors.”

The UNIQLO CF Toronto Eaton Centre location is a two-level store with a total sales floor of 27,400 square feet, located on the 3rd floor of the city’s shopping centre facing Yonge-Dundas Square. UNIQLO Yorkdale Shopping Centre is a two-level store featuring a total sales floor of 25,500 square feet in the new wing expansion of the Yorkdale Shopping Centre.

Recognized for its innovative functional apparel, as well as its high-quality wardrobe staples, UNIQLO will present a range of core items for men, women, kids and babies at its two stores. In addition to the brand’s signature items such as Ultra Light Down, HEATTECH, Cashmere, Extra Fine Merino, Jeans and Oxford Shirts, the stores will carry designer collaborations like the Inès de la Fressange and Carine Roitfeld collections.

UNIQLO CF Toronto Eaton Centre

Opening date : Friday, September 30, 2016
Address : 220 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 2H1, Canada
Hours : OPENING DAY: September 30: 10:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sales floor : Approx. 27,400 square feet across two levels

UNIQLO Yorkdale Shopping Centre

Opening date : Thursday, October 20, 2016
Address : 3401 Dufferin Street, Toronto, Ontario M6A 2T9, Canada
Hours : Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sales floor : Approx. 25,500 square feet across two levels

Source: Uniqlo

“A New Tokyo in Soho”: Japanese apparel retailer UNIQLO to unveil new store in Soho on September 2

TOKYO, JAPAN, 2016-Aug-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — “A New Tokyo in Soho” is the theme of the new UNIQLO store that will be unveiled on September 2 in Soho. Japanese apparel retailer UNIQLO opened its first global flagship store in 2006 with the concept “From Tokyo to Soho,” and after ten years, renews its engagement with one of New York’s most vibrant local communities. Through the re-modeled store, UNIQLO will once again bring the very latest in Tokyo creativity, innovation and shopping experiences to Soho.

“Introducing the UNIQLO brand in the U.S. and opening the very first global flagship store in Soho in 2006 were important milestones in the company’s plans to expand internationally. During the past ten years, Soho has evolved as an important hub of design, creativity and art, and UNIQLO too has grown in the community. ‘A New Tokyo in Soho’ symbolizes a celebration of our first ten years and our commitment to deepen our roots in the community over many years to come. By engaging with the neighborhood in new and exciting ways, we wish to contribute to the next phase of Soho’s growth,” said Hiroshi Taki, UNIQLO U.S.A. CEO.

A New Tokyo in Soho
The renovated store will feature multiple shop-in-shop areas, each telling a story that highlights UNIQLO LifeWear and the company’s passion for innovation. The shop promoting performance items such as Ultra Light Down and Jogger Pants will focus on functionality, while another will celebrate the art of design, emphasizing the care and attention UNIQLO dedicates to fabrics like cashmere and the patterns of flannel. A new shop will bring Japanese urban style together with Soho street style, through classic items like denim and oxford shirts. In addition, this shop will present the best of Japanese styling through a special partnership with Popeye magazine, Japan’s iconic men’s fashion and lifestyle print publication.

In honor of Soho’s rich artistic history, UNIQLO will engage with its neighborhood through regular events around cultural moments. The store’s mezzanine level will work as an exhibition space, evoking images of a Soho artist’s loft and featuring products like SPRZ NY (Surprise New York), a collaboration between UNIQLO and MoMA that gives access to iconic artists such as Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

UNIQLO Soho will also partner with local stores and restaurants, and the company will extend its relationships with local non-profit organizations such Free Arts NYC and municipal agencies, including the NYC Department of Homeless Services. UNIQLO already collaborates with the NYC Department of Homeless Services throughout the city by donating winter clothes to underprivileged youth as part of A Warm Gesture program, in addition to providing other clothing donations, art and job-experience workshops.

Renovation work at UNIQLO Soho began in July and will continue through the end of August. The store will close from August 22 and will re-open to customers on September 2.

To learn more about “A New Tokyo in Soho,” visit http://www.uniqlo.com/us/uniqlo-soho.

UNIQLO in New York City:

•In addition to Soho, UNIQLO occupies a prominent location on 5th Avenue and 53rd Street, and on 34th Street. The 5th Avenue and 34th Street stores opened in October 2011.

•In May 2013, UNIQLO became a multi-year, corporate sponsor of MoMA, home to one of the world’s greatest collections of modern and contemporary art. At that time, UNIQLO began its sponsorship of the Friday night free admission program, which is known as “UNIQLO Free Friday Nights.” Since the start of the partnership, over one million visitors have enjoyed free admission at MoMA.

•In March 2014, UNIQLO launched SPRZ NY (Surprise New York), a new global project featuring a collection of modern art-inspired fashion products that are intended to surprise New York and the world. In partnership with MoMA, the second floor of the Fifth Avenue store was remodeled to resemble a museum, with special areas for each artist and framed displays of T-shirts and other items. In another first, Starbucks opened an outlet at the location, creating a space to drink coffee and enjoy art. The products resulting from the partnership are today available at UNIQLO stores worldwide.

•In September 2014, UNIQLO began its quarterly T-shirt making workshop in partnership with Free Arts NYC and the NYC Department of Homeless Services. For these workshops, UNIQLO invites up to 50 children who are living in the city’s homeless shelters to the Fifth Avenue store to learn about the lives and works of artists who are featured in the SPRZ NY collection. At the same time, children create their own works of art on T-shirts, guided by professional art educators from Free Arts NYC and assisted by UNIQLO volunteers.

Source: Uniqlo

Fast Retailing supports people seeking asylum in Germany with almost 50,000 items of clothing

Initiative through local partner, Berliner Stadtmission

Berlin, Germany, 2016-Jan-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., the leading Japanese retailer which operates several international brands, including UNIQLO, today announces the donation of almost 50,000 items of clothing to support people seeking asylum in Germany through the winter. The distribution takes place through UNIQLO’s local partner, Berliner Stadtmission.

The donation includes over 39,000 pieces of new Men’s, Women’s and Kids’ clothing, and around 10,000 items of gently used clothing donated by customers at UNIQLO stores in Europe. Over 50 employees from UNIQLO Germany and abroad will volunteer to sort and distribute the items in refugee camps across Berlin and the surrounding area on Saturday, January 9th, and Sunday, January 10th.

Commenting on today’s announcement, Jean Shein, UNIQLO Global Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, said: “We are very happy to be able to support Berlin’s refugee population with warm clothing during this time of the year as temperatures drop lower and lower. This initiative is the result of thousands of our customers in several countries donating gently used clothing and shows how the sum of many individual actions can have a truly large impact. We are grateful for this support and the warm welcome we have received from Berliner Stadtmission and the many volunteers to implement this initiative as part of our 10 Million Ways to HELP project.”

Fast Retailing began the All-Product Recycling Initiative in 2006, through which UNIQLO in 16 countries and regions collect lightly used clothing from customers for distribution to refugees, displaced people and people in need.

UNIQLO started its local partnership with Berliner Stadtmission in March 2015 including monthly donations of gently used clothing to local people in need as part of the All-Product Recycling Initiative.

The donation taking place this coming weekend is part of the 10 Million Ways to HELP project, a joint initiative between Fast Retailing and its long-standing global partner, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), to provide clothing for a growing number of refugees worldwide. This global campaign launched in UNIQLO stores across 16 countries and regions in October 2015, to encourage customers to donate lightly used UNIQLO clothing.

To date, Fast Retailing has collected and distributed through UNHCR more than 10 million items of lightly used clothing to refugees across 37 countries and regions.