UNIQLO, the global clothing retailer, announced Tuesday it will open two stores in Toronto, Canada in the fall of 2016, marking the brand’s first entry into the country and its 18th market overall.
The stores will be located at Yorkdale Shopping Centre, one of the highest performing shopping centers in North America and Toronto Eaton Centre, a historic landmark and one of Canada’s best-known shopping destinations. These flagship level stores at 24,000 sq feet and 28,000 sq feet respectively, will offer the brand’s full range of men’s, women’s and children’s items.
“Entering the Canadian market is a milestone for the company and a significant step in our growth strategy,” said Larry Meyer, CEO of UNIQLO USA and Canada. “Our first two stores in the great city of Toronto will mark the launch of the UNIQLO brand in Canada, which we aim to build upon thereafter with a presence in the lovely city of Vancouver.”
Since opening its first store in Japan in 1984, UNIQLO has more than 1,500 stores worldwide.© Japan Today