Uniqlo brings fast-fashion to new NYC flagship

NEW YORK — Japanese fast-fashion giant Uniqlo is set to open its largest global flagship to date, an 89,000-sq.-ft. store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. The store, which will also be the larger single retailer on Fifth Avenue, will open on Oct. 14.

One week later, Uniqlo will debut a second flagship in Manhattan, a 64,000-sq.-ft. store 34th St. It will be the chain’s second largest global flagship

To celebrate the store openings, the retailer has launched a number of partnerships and activities in New York City including support of a new, outdoor roller skating rink below the High Line elevated pedestrian walkway and opening three, pop-up shops.

Uniqlo, a subsidiary brand of Fast Retailing Co., opened its first global flagship store in New York’s SoHo district in 2006, and also opened flagship stores in London in 2007, Paris in 2009, Shanghai in 2010, Shinsaibashi in 2010, and Taipei in September.

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