Uniqlo continues US expansion

Apparel retailer Uniqlo announced plans to continue its U.S. expansion throughout much of the country, including the East and West Coasts. 

The company will open stores for the first time in Seattle, Denver and the D.C. Metro area, starting with Tyson's Corner Center. The first store in Washington state will open at the Bellevue Collection in Seattle, and the first store in Colorado will open at the Denver Pavilions in Denver. All three stores will include the brand's full assortment of men's, women's and kids' clothing.

"Having established a foothold in a number of key locations along the East and West Coasts, we are very pleased to announce our plans to continue to expand our national presence further in these new markets," said Larry Meyer, CEO of Uniqlo USA. "Our LifeWear is versatile, functional and stylish, and I'm confident it will continue to appeal to both an urban environment and an outdoor lifestyle. We have something for everyone to enjoy and feel comfortable wearing, regardless of season or personal style."

Uniqlo opened its first U.S. store in 2006 in New York City's Soho neighborhood. The retailer now operates 39 locations in cities such as New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Los Angeles, in addition to its online presence. More locations are set to open in Boston and Chicago, plus two flagships in Toronto that will open later this year into next year.

Last spring the company worked with New York's Museum of Modern Art to recreate its Fifth Avenue flagship and add roughly 200 apparel items and accessories inspired by Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jackson Pollack and others.

For more:
-See this Uniqulo press release

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