Uniqlo launches first Canadian Store at CF Toronto Eaton Centre
UNIQLO, the global casual apparel retailer, announced that it launches in Canada with the opening of its first two stores in Toronto: one in the CF Toronto Eaton Centre on September 30 and one in the Yorkdale Shopping Centre on October 20, 2016
“We are very excited to launch Uniqlo in Canada and introduce our LifeWear – innovative, high-quality clothing that is universal in design and comfort and made for everyone, everywhere – as well as our exceptional value and customer service to Canadian customers,” said Yasuhiro Hayashi, Chief Operating Officer of Uniqlo Canada. “At Uniqlo, we constantly improve our products to be able to offer more warmth, more lightness and more comfort. Torontonians are known for celebrating individuality and continuous reinvention, and these qualities make Toronto the perfect place to open our first doors.”
The Uniqlo CF Toronto Eaton Centre location is a two-level store with a total sales floor of 27400 square feet, located on the 3rd floor of the city’s shopping centre facing Yonge-Dundas Square. UNIQLO Yorkdale Shopping Centre is a two-level store featuring a total sales floor of 25500 square feet in the new wing expansion of the Yorkdale Shopping Centre.
Recognised for its innovative functional apparel, as well as its high-quality wardrobe staples, UNIQLO will present a range of core items for men, women, kids and babies at its two stores. In addition to the brand’s signature items such as Ultra Light Down, HEATTECH, Cashmere, Extra Fine Merino, Jeans and Oxford Shirts, the stores will carry designer collaborations like the Inès de la Fressange and Carine Roitfeld collections.
Uniqlo takes pride in establishing relationships in the communities where it lives and works, and as a first step ahead of the official launch, Uniqlo Canada is pleased to partner with local shops across Toronto. These shops will introduce a selection of Uniqlo items to Torontonians for a period of two weeks ahead of Uniqlo Canada’s official launch, while stocks last.
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 (US $13.88 billion, calculated in yen using the end of August 2015 rate of $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 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, The launch of Uniqlo Canada marks the company’s entry into their 18(th) global market. 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.