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UNIQLO to Open Three Pop-Up Shops in Los Angeles and Orange County This Summer

NEW YORK, June 17, 2014 – UNIQLO, the global clothing retailer, announced it will open three pop-up stores this summer throughout the Los Angeles area where shoppers will get a sneak peak at UNIQLO’s signature clothing lines and world-class customer service.

The pop-ups will feature a selection of UNIQLO’s high-quality, casual clothing for men and women. These items include Ultra-Light Down (from $49.90), AIRism innerwear for hot weather (from $12.90), the Supima cotton line (from $12.90), Chinos shorts (from $19.90), premium Jeans (from $39.90) and exceptional basics such as polos and the UT T-shirt collection.
The UNIQLO pop-up store locations and opening dates are:

  • South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa – July 3

  • Santa Monica Place – July 22

  • Beverly Center in Los Angeles – July 31

    Visitors to the pop-ups and the new UNIQLO LA microsite (http://www.uniqlo.com/us/uniqlola.html) can learn more about UNIQLO’s unique brand and the story behind the products and high-tech fabric innovations. The site will feature videos from LA’s fashion experts and tastemakers, and will post information about store events and promotions.

    Using #UNIQLOLA, fans can interact and share their experience at the pop-ups and excitement for new store openings via Twitter and Instagram. UNIQLO is also hosting a contest via Twitter where participants can win up to $100 in online coupons depending solely on how much LA slang they’ve been tweeting. The more your twitter feed is jammed with LA vocab, from “animal burger” to “iced tea latte” the better your chances will be to score a bigger discount.

    “UNIQLO is thrilled to bring the pop-up experience to locations throughout the Los Angeles area and provide our fashionable fans with access to our summer collections,” said Larry Meyer, CEO of UNIQLO USA and Fast Retailing Group Senior Vice President. “The pop-up shops will serve as a hands-on introduction to the brand before the grand opening of our four new stores coming this fall to southern California, and shoppers can get a taste of how we make their lives more comfortable through our quality clothing.”

The pop-up stores will remain open throughout the summer as a prelude to the fall 2014 openings: South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, CA (September 5); Glendale Galleria in Glendale, CA (September 26); Northridge Fashion Center in Northridge, CA (September 26); and Beverly Center in Los Angeles, CA (October 10).

Currently, there are 21 open UNIQLO stores in the U.S., as well as UNIQLO.com, which offers nationwide online shopping. In 2014, UNIQLO will also be opening more new stores in Philadelphia, Boston, San Francisco/Northern California, Connecticut, New Jersey and New York. To staff these new stores, UNIQLO plans to hire and train several hundred full-time and part-time employees at all levels.

For more information on open positions and the new stores, visit www.uniqlo.com, or download the UNIQLO USA app. 

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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 1.14 trillion yen for the 2013 fiscal year ending August 31, 2013 (US $11.62 billion, calculated in yen using the end of August 2013 rate of $1 = 98.36 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 a total of more than 1,300 stores in 16 markets worldwide: Japan, Australia, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, U.K. and the U.S. In addition, Grameen UNIQLO, a social business established in Bangladesh in September 2010, currently operates seven Grameen UNIQLO stores in Dhaka, as of April 2014. 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.

For further information please contact:

Eileen McMaster | Eileen.McMaster@uniqlo-usa.com | UNIQLO
Nancy Goldstein | Nancy.Goldstein@bm.com | Burson-Marsteller for UNIQLO