UNIQLO _ 2011_NEW STORE OPENINGS_FALL/WINTER
>>UNIQLO 34TH STRTEET
The second largest UNIQLO store in the world (64,000 square feet) has just bowed today (Fri mOct.21) at 31 West 34th Street (bet. 5th and 6th Ave.)! We had a Japanese traditional Taiko performance to celebrate the grand-opening. UNIQLO original tote bags were given to the first 20,000 shoppers, and also everybody enjoyed lots of special, discount priced items.
The line was stretched from 53rd street and 5th Avenune all the way down 53rd to 6th, then down 6th to 52nd, and then all the way down 52nd back to 5th Avenue. World’s largest UNIQLO global flagship finally opened today at noon with mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ribbon cut. Congratulations !
>> 5TH AVENUE (NYC)
Tonight (Oct 13), UNIQLO 5th Avenue store celebrated its grand opening with over 1,500 guests including celebs, media, and fashion industry such as Susan Sarandon, Phillip Lim, Nicola Formichetti, Rinko Kikuchi, Kathryn Neale (Vogue), and Masamichi Katayama (UNIQLO store designer). The gigantic escalator lit in red took the guests from the entrance to the third floor. Led by the brand’s founder Mr.Tadashi Yanai, Japanese style ceremony “Kagami Biraki (Sake barrel opening) was held, and the guests started enjoying sake out of masu (wooden boxes), while listening to Santigold performing.
UNIQLO Announces October Opening Dates for Its Two New Flagship Stores in NYC
UNIQLO hiring more than 1,100 new employees to fill what will be its two biggest stores in the world
NEW YORK, August 29, 2011 – UNIQLO, the global clothing retailer, announced today it will open its largest global flagship in the world, “UNIQLO New York Fifth Avenue,” on Friday, October 14th, and one week later its second largest global flagship in the world, “UNIQLO New York 34th Street,” on Friday, October 21st.
At 89,000 square feet, the UNIQLO New York Fifth Avenue store will be the largest single retailer on Fifth Avenue, and the UNIQLO New York 34th Street store is 64,000 square feet. This will be the brand’s second and third U.S. stores. UNIQLO opened its first global flagship store in New York’s SoHo district in 2006, and also opened flagship stores in London in 2007, Paris in 2009, Shanghai in 2010, Shinsaibashi in 2010, and Taipei in September 2011.
To staff the new stores, UNIQLO started the hiring of more than 1,100 new U.S. employees in April of this year.
“Opening stores on New York’s Fifth Avenue and 34th Street, the world’s top shopping destinations, is a long time dream for UNIQLO and a significant step for the future of our brand,” said Shin Odake. “Thanks to the tremendous support from the people of New York, UNIQLO is now able to deliver our unique shopping experience and outstanding customer service to not only New York, but to visitors from around the country and all over the world.”
The design concept of the store is a model for future UNIQLO stores globally. As it did for the opening of the SoHo store, UNIQLO has once again brought together a world-class team of creative minds to realize the best customer experience possible from store design to product layout to visual technology to customer service.
To celebrate the store openings, UNIQLO has launched a number of exciting partnerships and activities in New York taking place in the coming weeks including: support of a new, outdoor roller-skating rink below the High Line; six sleekly-designed, illuminating UNIQLO CUBES shops that can be seen at the High Line and events around the city; and three, new pop-up UNIQLO Brand Shops that will offer select products and UNIQLO’s signature customer service.
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