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UNIQLO to open its first store in Spain in autumn

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UNIQLO, the Japanese global casual apparel retailer, on Tuesday announced that it will launch in Spain with the opening of its first store in Barcelona in autumn 2017. Located on the Paseo de Gracia, one of the city’s most prestigious shopping streets, the store will feature a total sales floor of 1,730 square meters across four levels.

UNIQLO said it will offer a full lineup of innovative, functional and high-quality apparel, developed under the brand’s LifeWear concept, with ranges of men's and women's items.

“Entering Spain is an important milestone in the expanding global business of UNIQLO, and we are very excited to launch in Barcelona,” said Tadashi Yanai, chairman, president & CEO, Fast Retailing. “As a city that embraces design, innovation and creativity in everyday life, Barcelona is the perfect location to introduce our unique LifeWear concept - innovative, high-quality clothing that is universal in design and comfort, and made for everyone.”

Since the opening of its first store in Japan in 1984, UNIQLO has built a network of more than 1,800 stores across 18 markets. With the launch of UNIQLO's first store in Barcelona, Spain will become the 19th global market for the company and the sixth market in Europe. Following UNIQLO store debuts in the UK (2001), France (2007), Russia (2010), Germany (2014) and Belgium (2015), UNIQLO currently operates a total of 45 stores across the five markets in Europe.

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Entering the lion's den of Zara's home market Spain. A bold step.

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