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UNIQLO Launches ‘The Best of the Collection’ for Fall Winter 2014

NEW YORK, September 10, 2014UNIQLO, Responding to overwhelming customer demand, UNIQLO announced that it is re-launching a special collection of the greatest pieces from its exceptionally popular +J Collection.

Loved for its timeless yet forward-looking style and affordable quality, +J grew to one of the most successful fashion collaborations of all time - elevating basic garments for functional, minimalist elegance, to suit any lifestyle.

UNIQLO’s ‘Best of the +J collection’ will reissue carefully selected garments from past seasons that capture the +J philosophy. The collection will include items such as the classic man’s button-down shirt, an indispensable building block for any wardrobe. The collection’s wool items such as sweaters and coats are rich in character, blending coziness with structure. Weightless and warm, +J’s signature down jackets and parkas remain subtle testaments to the perfection of technical outerwear. Throughout the +J collection, precision tailoring, avant-garde textiles and modern silhouettes combine to create the personal uniform for the world of today.

The collection will launch at UNIQLO stores in 15 markets globally, and will first launch exclusively in the U.S at UNIQLO’s new Chestnut Street store in Philadelphia, opening on October 3. The collection will be available online at www.uniqlo.com, as well as at the following select UNIQLO locations, on October 10: 

New York:           Fifth Avenue, Soho and 34th Street
New Jersey:        Garden State Plaza
San Francisco:    Powell Street
Los Angeles:       South Coast Plaza, Northridge (Opening September 26), Glendale Galleria (opening September 26), Beverly Center (opening October 10)
Boston:               Legacy Place (opening October 24)

The launch of the best of the +J collection is part of UNIQLO’s ongoing aim to answer customers’ needs and desires. The collection will range in price from $39.90 - $229.90.

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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.