With the recent rush of retailers exiting the Canadian market (Target, Sony, Mexx, and Jacob, just to name a few), you'd think that the retail industry in Canada would be looking rather grim. However, popular Japanese clothing retailer, Uniqlo, is looking to buck that trend by announcing their plans to enter the Canadian market!
Rumours have been circulating about the impending arrival of Uniqlo and we've finally received some confirmation from the company. That's right -- Uniqlo has just announced that they have two flagship locations in Toronto slotted to open in the fall of 2016; one location will be at the Toronto Eaton Centre and one at Yorkdale Shopping Centre. With roughly 1,500 stores around the world, it's about time that Uniqlo has finally decided to expand to Canada. Not to mention, they're making sure you'll notice their arrival as these two planned stores will be pretty big; the Eaton Centre Uniqlo location measures 28,000 square feet, while the Yorkdale location measures 24,000 square feet.
For those of you who have shopped at Uniqlo locations before, you'll know that they sell everything from pants to tops to underpants to socks and more. Instead of following trends, Uniqlo designs fashionable basics that can be incorporated into anyone's wardrobe. Styles are typically priced at around $6 to $130 USD, which positions this retailer in direct competition with H&M and American Apparel.
As mentioned, these stores are planning to open in the fall of 2016, so there's still a bit of waiting, but the retailer is also already looking to recruit in Canada. Use #UniqloCanada on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, plus keep an eye out on RFD for more information!