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Uniqlo has hit a ceiling domestically and can’t grow like before. They have to do something to get out of this situation, which is to set up shop in Ginza and show people they are back cooler than bef

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Akihiro Chiba, an analyst for Tachibana Securities, saying that Uniqlo's decision to open a flagship store in Ginza on Friday is an attempt to improve its brand image. (Bloomberg)

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Their clothes were never cool. Drab styles and terrible color mixes.

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Uniqlo aleady has store(s) in Ginza, so I'm not sure what the "flagship" one will accomplish. Their clothes are of quality and functional, but not necessarily stylish or unique in any way.

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Very low quality. People should wear Uniqlo clothes only as home wear and pajamas or when they work in the garden.

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The quality has really fallen in the past few years. And if you wear it out of the house, everyone around you knows where you got it and how much you paid.

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This is one of the things I truly hate about current capitalism and capitalist thinking.

Uniqlo is a wonderfully successful company serving the people of Japan with quality products at a good price. Their products are sensible, practical and fit a wide range of client needs.

So why do they need to reach for more? Just because greedy shareholders are not happy with a sustained good business? Everything on earth now is expected to have endless growth? And how does that match with the realities of diminishing resources?

I want to see people change this thinking. If a company can make good products, stay in business, keep employees employed and above all provide the nation with a value based service, then what is the problem? I would invest in companies that say "Look we don't plan endless growth, we are about sustainability and service to the public." They would have my investment money even if that just means modest, but reliable returns.

Too much of the world is focused on this idiotic pressure to constantly grow. And we have all seen where that thinking takes companies. Most often to ruin or to losing their capacity to care about customers.

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The quality has really fallen in the past few years. And if you wear it out of the house, everyone around you knows where you got it and how much you paid.

This is really the curse of the mid- to low-end retailer.

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And if you wear it out of the house, everyone around you knows where you got it and how much you paid.

I really don't care. "Everyone" can think I do my shopping on Mars, for all I care.

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Admittedly, I have enough self-esteem to not care about the opinion of other people (if it's something as stupid as fashion). Sorry for u guys who actually do. I like Uniqlo clothing because it is quite sturdy, the price is fair and it is not too flashy. The jeans are really good quality, underwear and socks are comfortable and heattech keeps me warm in winter. There are quite a few things which I buy elsewhere, but I never had any reason to complain more about Uniqlo than about any other shop. And - that's something I love about Uniqlo - they serve the sizes for slender people. Getting trousers of my size always involves a lot of search or improvisation in Europe.

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