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UNIQLO Princes Street Draws Crowds as the First Store in Scotland

UNIQLO Princes Street Draws Crowds as the First Store in Scotland

Jun 04, 2024 NEWS
On Thursday, April 25, UNIQLO opened its first store in Scotland in the centre of the historic capital city of Edinburgh. In anticipation of the opening, customers began gathering in front of the new store on Princes Street at 4.00am, forming a queue of about 700 people by the time the store opened.



The UNIQLO Princes Street store is housed in the iconic, modernist purpose-built retail space spanning approximately 1,400 square meters across two floors, designed by Johnson-Marshall and Partners in 1965. The store design is centred around a natural stone staircase that guides customers up to the first floor, which offers beautiful views of the iconic Edinburgh Castle.

The store features an in-store cafe in partnership with London-based Japanese tearoom Katsute100, offering customers Japanese inspired refreshments. On opening day, the café was packed with eager locals looking to enjoy the incredible castle view while sipping on a matcha latte.

Located next to the cafe is RE.UNIQLO STUDIO, where customers can find limited edition embroidery by popular Scottish drink IRN-BRU. These exclusive embroidered designs were a huge success with Scottish customers from day one.

Other local partners for the store include furniture by Chippendale School of Furniture, a library curated by Golden Hare Books and floral displays inspired by the Scottish countryside from Pyrus flowers.

In addition, with the opening of the UNIQLO Princes Street store, UNIQLO has launched new initiatives such as partnering with Edinburgh-based charity Social Bite in support of its mission to end homelessness.

Celebrating the opening, Alessandro Dudech, Chief Operating Officer at UNIQLO UK, said: “We are delighted to bring UNIQLO to the thriving city of Edinburgh. Our brand is dedicated to providing innovative and high-quality clothing that caters to the needs and preferences of diverse lifestyles. With our presence in Edinburgh, we aim to become an integral part of the local community, offering a unique shopping experience that blends style, comfort and affordability."

UNIQLO Princes Street is the UK’s 19th overall store, following the recently launched One Oxford Street store that opened in the heart of London’s west end on April 18.

Store Overview
Name of the store: UNIQLO Princes Street
Address: 64 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2DJ, UK
Sales floor area: A total of 1,400 square meters across GF & 1F
Opening date: April 25, 2024