Three new stores will be located in the Greater Toronto Area
TORONTO, June 6, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - UNIQLO, the global casual apparel retailer, today announces the opening of four new Canadian stores in fall 2018, including three new stores in the Greater Toronto Area at Vaughan Mills, CF Markville and Square One Shopping Centre and one new store in the Greater Vancouver Area at Coquitlam Centre.
"We're happy to be bringing LifeWear, thoughtfully created to make everyday life better and more comfortable, to so many new people in Canada through the launch of four new UNIQLO stores," said Yasuhiro Hayashi, Chief Operating Officer of UNIQLO Canada. "After much demand from loyal customers we are especially excited to be opening new stores in Ontario for the first time since our Canadian launch in fall 2016."
The largest of the new UNIQLO stores to open in the GTA will be located at Vaughan Mills, with a sales floor of more than 20,000 square feet all on one floor. Both UNIQLO stores at CF Markville and Square One Shopping Centre will measure approximately 15,000 square feet and be located on one floor. These new stores will bring the total number of UNIQLO locations in Ontario to five. The newest and fourth UNIQLO store to open in British Columbia will be located in the Coquitlam Centre and will occupy more than 12,000 square feet of sales floor on level two.
Recognized for its innovative functional apparel and high-quality wardrobe staples, UNIQLO focuses on providing clothing made for everyone, everywhere. Product offerings at all four new stores will include the brand's signature collections including AIRism, HEATTECH, Cashmere and Ultra Light Down, along with premium Jeans and UT. Together these make up LifeWear – innovative, high-quality clothing that is universal in design and comfort.
The new stores will join all other UNIQLO Canada stores in offering its All-Product Recycling Initiative in which customers can drop off gently used UNIQLO clothing in bins for donation to those in need.
Since opening its first store in Japan in 1984, UNIQLO has grown to become an international leader with over 2,000 stores worldwide. Customers and fans are invited to share their excitement about the new store 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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