New York -- Uniqlo will continue its expansion in the United States by entering the Los Angeles market. The Japanese retail powerhouse announced it will open five stores in the Los Angeles area, starting in September, with locations at South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa; Northridge Fashion Center, Northridge; and Glendale Galleria, Glendale.
In October, the company will open at the Beverly Center, Los Angeles, followed by a store at Los Cerritos Center, Cerritos, in spring 2015.
“The response to our northern California stores has been fantastic, so we are thrilled to bring the Uniqlo experience to our fans in Los Angeles, a city known for its diversity and energetic lifestyle,” said Larry Meyer, CEO of Uniqlo USA and senior VP Fast Retailing Group, parent company of Uniqlo.
The retailer plans to open more stores in 2014, including the new markets of Boston and Philadelphia, and the existing markets of Northern California, Connecticut, New Jersey and New York.
Currently, Uniqlo operates are 20 stores in the U.S., as well as Uniqlo.com, which offers nationwide online shopping.