UNIQLO to open mid-July its first store in US Southeast at Disney Springs, Florida
Uniqlo announced that it will open its newest location in the U.S. on July 15, 2016, in Disney Springs, at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The new UNIQLO store, the first in the Southeast region of the United States, will occupy 25,00 square feet (2300 square metres) across two sales floors and showcase the brand’s full assortment of LifeWear – innovative, high-quality clothing that is universal in design and comfort – as well as items that incorporate its Japanese heritage
The new location will give families from all around the world an innovative and unforgettable retail experience, as well as feature an assortment of Disney-inspired products.
“We are very excited to introduce our Uniqlo products, customer service and shopping experience to Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort,” said Hiroshi Taki, CEO of UNIQLO USA. “We are proud of our collaboration with Disney Consumer Products, and we look forward to offering our unique retail concept and products to vacationers and locals alike at Disney Springs. We hope to make every day at our store feel like opening day for our customers.”
The core products, innovative fabrics and technologies that will be available from UNIQLO at Disney Springs include items like Ultra Light Down, HEATTECH, and AIRism, as well as Premium Linen, Denim, and Supima Cotton.
In addition to exclusive UNIQLO merchandise, the new store will incorporate the brand’s unique Japanese heritage by conveying Japanese tradition, culture and beauty through colourful visuals and displays. Japanese-inspired daily giveaways, as well as in-store events each week and month like Taiko drummers and a Japanese-style game show, will provide fun and entertaining ways for families to engage with UNIQLO and its Japanese origins.
UNIQLO at Disney Springs will be the company’s first store in the Southeast region, and it marks the company’s fourth corner in the country, with its 43 current stores including Los Angeles, Seattle and Boston, and its UNIQLO.com online store.
Customers and fans can share their excitement about the new UNIQLO at Disney Springs store via the company’s social media channels including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #UniqloDisneySprings.
On April 19, 2016, the Uniqlo Ginza Global Flagship Store in Tokyo launched the MAGIC FOR ALL collaboration line, occupying the store’s 12(th) floor, which will remain until the end of July 2016.
On September 27, 2015, Uniqlo opened its first MAGIC FOR ALL store on the 5(th) floor of the UNIQLO Shanghai Global Flagship Store on Hua Hai Road, the largest UNIQLO store in the world.
On August 3, 2015, Uniqlo announced ‘MAGIC FOR ALL,’ a global initiative with Disney Consumer Products that adds a touch of Disney enchantment, Pixar storytelling, Marvel action and Star Wars adventure to everyday Uniqlo LifeWear fashions and extends to exclusive innovative products, pop-up displays, and new in-store and online customer experiences.
On July 13, 2015, Uniqlo announced “friendship in Disney–Pixar movies” as the theme for its annual UT (UNIQLO T-shirt) Grand Prix 2016 Design Contest. First launched in 2005, the annual UT Grand Prix Contest attracts thousands of entries from around the world. The winning designs are included in the following year’s spring summer UT Collection, which is sold worldwide. An exclusive animated short was produced 2015 to support the 2016 competition. For more, click here
On May 30, 2015, Uniqlo launched an exclusive collaboration to sell Disney’s new TSUM TSUM concept plush toys with specially designed TSUM TSUM UTs, most of which sold out in the first weekend. An original animated short was created to support the launch.
On May 19, 2015 Uniqlo announced the global launch of a line of Mickey Plays UTs, featuring Mickey Mouse as a professional tennis player and golfer, in the signature stances of UNIQLO Global Brand Ambassadors Shingo Kunieda, Kei Nishikori and Novak Djokovic for tennis, and Adam Scott for golf.
Apparel that comes from the Japanese values of simplicity, quality and longevity. Designed to be of the time and for the time, LifeWear is made with such modern elegance that it becomes the building blocks of each individual’s style. A perfect shirt that is always being made more perfect. The simplest design hiding the most thoughtful and modern details. The best in fit and fabric made to be affordable and accessible to all. LifeWear is clothing that is constantly being innovated, bringing more warmth, more lightness, better design, and better comfort to people’s lives.
Uniqlo is a brand of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., a leading global Japanese retail holding company that designs, manufactures and sells clothing under seven main brands: Comptoir des Cotonniers, GU, Helmut Lang, J Brand, Princesse tam.tam, Theory, and UNIQLO. With global sales of approximately 1.6817 trillion yen for the 2015 fiscal year ending August 31, 2015 (USD 13.88 billion, calculated in yen using the end of August 2015 rate of USD 1 = 121.18 yen), Fast Retailing is one of the world’s largest apparel retail companies, and UNIQLO is Japan’s leading specialty retailer.
Uniqlo continues to open large-scale stores in some of the world’s most important cities and locations, as part of its ongoing efforts to solidify its status as a truly global brand. Today the company has a total of more than 1700 stores in 17 markets worldwide including Japan, Australia, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, U.K. and the U.S. In addition, Grameen Uniqlo, a social business established in Bangladesh in September 2010, currently operates several Grameen Uniqlo stores in Dhaka. Uniqlo manages an integrated business model under which it designs, manufactures, markets and sells high-quality, casual apparel. The company believes that truly great clothes should be supremely comfortable, feature universal designs, are of high quality and offer a superb fit to everyone who wears them.
With a corporate statement committed to changing clothes, changing conventional wisdom and change the world, Fast Retailing is dedicated to creating great clothing with new and unique value to enrich the lives of people everywhere.
Disney Springs is a one-of-a-kind Disney experience, treating guests by day and night to great dining, shopping and entertainment amid beautiful open-air promenades, flowing springs and waterfront charm. Offering an air of sophisticated grace and design that harkens to Florida’s waterfront towns at the turn-of-the-century, Disney Springs is home to four distinct, outdoor neighbourhoods: The Landing, Town Centre, Marketplace and West Side. Nearing completion in 2016, Disney Springs has been undergoing the largest expansion in its history to double the number of shops, restaurants and other venues for guests to explore, which will result in more than 150 establishments. Disney Springs is part of Walt Disney World Resort, the number one family vacation destination in the world, located in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.