Canadians from across the country are now able to shop UNIQLO on the go and purchase extended sizes exclusively online
TORONTO, Aug. 7, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - UNIQLO, the global casual apparel retailer, today announces the launch of e-commerce on the mobile website and UNIQLO CA app. This marks the first time UNIQLO will be launching with a mobile-first approach.
"Thanks to the launch of mobile e-commerce Canadians from coast to coast to coast are now able to shop UNIQLO on the go and discover LifeWear, clothing that is constantly being innovated, bringing more warmth, more lightness, better design, and better comfort to people's lives," said Yasuhiro Hayashi, Chief Operating Officer of UNIQLO Canada. "Since announcing the launch of our first store we've been inundated with requests for e-commerce from people across Canada and we are thrilled to be able to serve everyone now, especially locations where we do not have stores."
No matter the weather, the newly launched mobile e-commerce will enable people from every corner of Canada to find clothing solutions from within the wide range of UNIQLO LifeWear clothing suitable for all lifestyles. Locations known for high temperatures such as Windsor, ON, will find AIRism extremely comfortable as it wicks moisture, releases heat, and absorbs sweat to keep the wearer dry. Rainy cities, from Abbotsford, BC to St. John's, NL will appreciate BLOCKTECH, which comfortably shuts out rain and wind with stretchy and breathable materials. HEATTECH will be universally loved by all, especially those in notoriously cold locations such as Winnipeg, MB and Saguenay, QC as it absorbs moisture from the body to generate heat, while air pockets in the fabric fibres retain heat.
A major benefit to shopping UNIQLO on the go is the ability to purchase extended sizes on core items, including favourites such as Women's Leggings Pants and EZY Ankle Pants, and Men's Flannel and Dry Stretch Sweat Full-Zip Long Sleeve Hoodies in sizes XXS to 2XL.
Additional perks to shopping on the go include items available exclusively on mobile e-commerce, including:
Women's Wireless Bra Beauty Light Multiway
Women's Chiffon Printed Long Sleeve Dress
Men's Soft Twill Stand Collar Long Sleeve Shirt
Men's Flannel Stand Collar Long Sleeve Shirt
Boys Reversible Parka
Boys Comfort Jacket
Boys Comfort Pants
Boys Easy Care Comfort Long Sleeve Shirt
In addition; UNIQLO.ca will offer free shipping on purchases over $49.00 (before taxes) from Tuesday, August 7 to Sunday, August 19; people who download the UNIQLO CA app and register as a member will receive a $5.00 coupon that can be redeemed online or in-store; and consumers who purchase $50 or more in store will receive $5.00 off their next purchase, redeemable online or in-store.
There are currently five stores in Canada; two in Toronto at CF Toronto Eaton Centre and Yorkdale Shopping Centre, and three in the Greater Vancouver Area at Metropolis at Metrotown, Guildford Town Centre and CF Richmond Centre. This fall 2018, three additional stores will open in the Greater Toronto Area at Vaughan Mills, Square One and CF Markville and a fourth store will open in the Greater Vancouver Area at Coquitlam Centre.
Customers and fans are invited to share their excitement about mobile e-commerce via the company's Canadian social media channels including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #uniqlocanada.
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, 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 2,000 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.
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For further information: For media queries, please contact: UNIQLO Canada, Kat Adams, [email protected], (416) 254-9539; BICOM Communications, Renee Denomme, [email protected], (416) 504-1440