Uniqlo expanding to Boston, Philadelphia

Uniqlo announced it will enter two new markets with three new stores in the greater Philadelphia area and six units in the Boston region.

The Japanese fast-fashion chain will begin opening the new locations this spring in a schedule that extends through spring 2015. In the meantime, Boston-area shoppers can experience the first Uniqlo pop-up shop, which will be open now through the end of September.

Uniqlo in February revealed plans to enter the Los Angeles market this year with its first stores in Southern California this fall. The retailer will also expand in the existing markets of San Francisco, Connecticut, New Jersey and New York. More cities could be on the way, although Uniqlo hasn't disclosed where it will set up shop next.

"We're looking at various markets," Larry Meyer, CEO of Uniqlo USA and Fast Retailing group senior vice president, told Women's Wear Daily.

Uniqlo currently has more than 1,300 locations worldwide and roughly 20 in the United States. The company is a division of Fast Retailing Co., the world's fourth largest apparel retail company and also parent to Helmut Lang and Theory.

For more:
-See this Women's Wear Daily article
-See Uniqlo announcement

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