Toronto — UNIQLO plans to open its first store in British Columbia in fall 2017. The 20,630-square-foot store will be located at Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby, British Columbia, the largest mall in the province and third largest in Canada.
This marks the third store in the Canadian market and follows 1 year after its Canadian debut in Toronto.
"The launch of UNIQLO in British Columbia represents another major milestone for us, as Canada continues to be an important focus for the company globally. This country's cultural and climatic diversity represents the perfect platform for UNIQLO and our philosophy of LifeWear," says Yasuhiro Hayashi, chief operating officer of UNIQLO Canada.
Since opening its first store in Japan in 1984, UNIQLO has grown to become an international leader with more than 1,800 stores worldwide.
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. Fast Retailing is one of the world's largest apparel retail companies, 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 around 1,800 stores in 18 markets worldwide including Japan, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, U.K. and the U.S.
SOURCE: UNIQLO Canada