Uniqlo

Uniqlo

Japanese Casual Wear Producer
Uniqlo is a major casualwear producer and retailer, wholly owned by parent company Fast Retailing. The brand has its beginnings as a tailor shop in Ube, Japan known as Ogori Shoji, opened in March 1949. Currently, Uniqlo has 1,400 stores in 16 markets worldwide and boasts collaborations with the likes of Jil Sander and Pharrell Williams, as well as NIGO as its Uniqlo UT creative director.

2016

Christophe Lemaire joins Uniqlo as Creative Director of the Uniqlo U collection

2014

April - Collaborated with Pharrell Williams on a capsule collection entitled “i am OTHER”

2013

Streetwear mogul NIGO is appointed Creative Director of UT, Uniqlo’s t-shirt division

2012

May - Tennis player Novak Djokovic beings endorsing for Uniqlo

2009

German fashion designer Jil Sander joins Uniqlo as Creative Director

2007

April - Uniqlo sets a global sales goal of $10 billion

2006

Sales hit $4 billion

1998

November - Uniqlo opens their first urban Uniqlo store in Tokyo’s trendy Harajuku district, and outlets soon spread to major cities throughout Japan

1997

Fast Retailing adopts a set of strategies from American retailer The Gap, known as “SPA” (for specialty-store/retailer of private-label apparel), meaning that they would produce their own clothing and sell it exclusively

1991

The name of the company is changed from "Ogori Shōji" to "Fast Retailing"

1988

During administration work between Hong Kong in relation to the brand, staff in charge of registration misreads the "C" as "Q", and that is how the brand name is born

1984

May - Ogori Shōji opens a unisex casual wear store in Fukuro-machi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima under the name "Unique Clothing Warehouse"

1949

March - A Yamaguchi-based company, Ogori Shōji (which, until then, has been operating men's clothing shops called "Men's Shop OS") is operating in Ube, Yamaguchi
UNIQLO's Debut 'LifeWear' Magazine Celebrates Timeless Garments
Fashion

UNIQLO's Debut 'LifeWear' Magazine Celebrates Timeless Garments

Directed by former ‘POPEYE’ editor-in-chief Takahiro Kinoshita.

UNIQLO & Engineered Garments Reunite on Military-Inspired Fleece Collection
Fashion

UNIQLO & Engineered Garments Reunite on Military-Inspired Fleece Collection

The second collaboration from the two brands.

UNIQLO U by Christophe Lemaire Continues to Upgrade Staples for FW19
Fashion

UNIQLO U by Christophe Lemaire Continues to Upgrade Staples for FW19

Including updated fleeces and workwear-inspired classics.

UNIQLO Unveils Game Wear Collection Inspired by Roger Federer's On-Court Kit
Sports

UNIQLO Unveils Game Wear Collection Inspired by Roger Federer's On-Court Kit

Federer will also be holding a talk at the label’s New York flagship.

UNIQLO UT Celebrates 'Sailor Moon Eternal' With 12-Piece T-Shirt Collection
Fashion

UNIQLO UT Celebrates 'Sailor Moon Eternal' With 12-Piece T-Shirt Collection

It has been 25 years since the last Sailor Moon movie.

UNIQLO UT Rejoins 'Weekly Shonen Magazine' for 60th Anniversary Manga Collaboration
Fashion

UNIQLO UT Rejoins 'Weekly Shonen Magazine' for 60th Anniversary Manga Collaboration

‘Attack on Titan,’ ‘Fairy Tail,’ and many more.

The UNIQLO UT “KAWS: SUMMER” Collection Will Receive a Re-Release
Fashion

The UNIQLO UT “KAWS: SUMMER” Collection Will Receive a Re-Release

Another chance to pick up the collaboration.

Uniqlo Announces Upcoming Collaboration With 'Fortnite'
Fashion

Uniqlo Announces Upcoming Collaboration With 'Fortnite'

The latest installment of its UT Graphic T-shirt series.

UNIQLO UT Launches 'The Lion King' Summer Capsule
Fashion

UNIQLO UT Launches 'The Lion King' Summer Capsule

Featuring the film’s popular characters and phrases.

UNIQLO UT Drops 'One Piece Stampede' T-Shirt Collection
Fashion

UNIQLO UT Drops 'One Piece Stampede' T-Shirt Collection

Luffy, Chopper and Buggy graphics commemorate the latest film.

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