October 4, 2007


September 10, 2007 (New York, NY) – Capitalizing on its success and popularity in New York City since the Flagship store launch in November 2006, UNIQLO will pursue an aggressive expansion campaign throughout Manhattan over the next few years. In order to place all focus on Manhattan, UNIQLO has closed its three New Jersey store locations in Menlo Park Mall, Rockaway Mall and Freehold Mall. The mall locations, opened prior to the Manhattan flagship, provided useful insight into the American marketplace. Building upon the experience in New Jersey, UNIQLO was able to anticipate the needs of the New York market, resulting in a successful flagship launch.

UNIQLO’s innovative marketing campaigns, supported by its extensive array of premium clothing at affordable prices, have created a loyal following in New York which includes everyone from fashionistas to rock stars to those simply searching for the perfect T-Shirt, all of which are eager to see the brand expand. By concentrating on New York City, UNIQLO will continue to build brand awareness in Manhattan and throughout the United States.

Clothing says a lot, but you can say it better. UNIQLO designs, manufactures, markets and sells casual wear that can be worn by anyone, any day. Rather than dictate a look, UNIQL provides people everywhere with the piece they need to create their own style. And style comes from within, which is why the UNIQLO logo is nearly invisible, tucked away inside the garment.

This concept, along with an unwavering focus on quality and value, has guided UNIQLO’s actions since the establishment of its first store in 1984 Hiroshima, Japan. Today UNIQLO has grown to over 760 UNIQLO stores worldwide and is household name in Japan.

From t-shirts and sweaters to denim, outerwear and trend items, all of our clothes are made according to exacting Japanese standards for quality and come in an astonishing variety of colors and styles. UNIQLO is committed to providing customers with true excellence and innovation in casual wear, from the design and functionality to the fit and color choices. As a company, UNIQLO controls every stage of the creation of its products—from the fabric used to the stringent production control program at the factory and finally to the display at the store. We use the world’s best resources to give customers something better every time.

UNIQLO is a brand of FAST RETAILING and among the top 10 specialty apparel retailers in the world. Other group companies include Theory in the U.S., COMPTOIR DES COTONNIERS and Princesse tam.tam in France, and g.u., CABIN, ONE ZONE, FOOT PARK, VIEW COMPANY and ASPESI in Japan. For more information, visit www.uniqlo.com or www.fastretailing.com.

For further information or to request samples or images please contact:

Rebecca Goodman
Paul Wilmot Communications
581 Sixth Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10011
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