UNIQLO Opens a Pop-Up Shop in New York's Union Square Subway Station
UNIQLO, the global clothing retailer, has opened a pop-up store in the 14thStreet-Union Square subway station in Manhattan. The store will be open through the holidays and is the perfect location for New Yorkers to grab their favorite UNIQLO winter gear on-the-go as gifts or to treat themselves. As an added bonus, shoppers will get a $5 Metro Card in a limited-edition sleeve with any purchase.
The shop will feature UNIQLO's innovative, high-quality winter clothing for men and women, starting with the very lightweight and warm Ultra-Light Down jackets, followed by fleece and then the popular HEATTECH innerwear. It is located at the east end of the Union Square station near 14th Street and is directly opposite the 4, 5, 6 train lines.
"At UNIQLO, we are always looking at how we can bring new and exciting shopping experiences to our customers, and we believe New Yorkers will enjoy the opportunity to shop for cold weather clothing in the subway before they have to head out into the winter weather. This shop fits perfectly with our strong belief in the fundamental power of clothing to improve people's lives, and our hope is that it will provide people with comfort and warmth during the winter season," said Larry Meyer, COO of UNIQLO USA.
"Pop-up stores will provide a fresh and beneficial element to our stations while also improving the image and desirability of retail space in the subway," said MTA chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast. "This is another example of the MTA working to make better use of its real estate portfolio and improving the subway environment for customers at the same time."
This October and November, UNIQLO is also opening ten new mall stores in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and California including stores opening soon in Brooklyn, Long Island and Staten Island. In addition, customers can shop online 24/7 at UNIQLO.com, which will debut a new look and new interactive features this fall, and can download the new UNIQLO USA app for access to behind-the-scenes videos, current employment opportunities, "weekly favorites" and a store locator.
For more information, use the UNIQLO app or visit www.uniqlo.com.
About UNIQLO and Fast Retailing
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 1.14 trillion yen for the 2013 fiscal year ending August 31, 2013, Fast Retailing is currently the world's fourth largest apparel retail company, 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 1,300 stores in 14 markets worldwide: Japan, China, France, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, U.K. and U.S. In addition, Grameen UNIQLO, a social business established in Bangladesh in September 2010, opened its two first stores in Dhaka in July 2013. UNIQLO operates 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. For more information about UNIQLO and Fast Retailing, please visit www.uniqlo.com and www.fastretailing.com.