Uniqlo

Uniqlo

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.

Founded May 1984
Industries Contemporary
Headquarter Tokyo, Japan
Website uniqlo.com
UNIQLO Intersects Art and Culture With "UT WEAR YOUR WORLD" Exhibit
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UNIQLO Intersects Art and Culture With "UT WEAR YOUR WORLD" Exhibit

Displaying close to 1,000 carefully selected T-shirts.
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Best Art Drops This Week: Takashi Murakami Plushes, KAWS T-Shirts & More
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Best Art Drops This Week: Takashi Murakami Plushes, KAWS T-Shirts & More

Including a limited edition signed catalog by James Jean.
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Uniqlo's "Brands-MASTERPIECE" Collection Adopts Logomania for Spring/Summer 2018
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Uniqlo's "Brands-MASTERPIECE" Collection Adopts Logomania for Spring/Summer 2018

Featuring DUCATI, Pentel, Victorinox, and Roland.
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McDonald's Continues Celebrating Big Mac Anniversary With Uniqlo UT Collaboration
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McDonald's Continues Celebrating Big Mac Anniversary With Uniqlo UT Collaboration

The shirts even come with a coupon for a Big Mac meal.
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UNIQLO Celebrates Marvel With UT Grand Prix T-Shirt Collection
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UNIQLO Celebrates Marvel With UT Grand Prix T-Shirt Collection

Paying tribute to characters including Hulk, Captain America and The Avengers.
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Takashi Murakami Artwork Featured in Uniqlo UT 'Doraemon' Collection
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Takashi Murakami Artwork Featured in Uniqlo UT 'Doraemon' Collection

This year’s must-have plush from Uniqlo.
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Uniqlo Drops Its Second SPRZ NY Eames Collection
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Uniqlo Drops Its Second SPRZ NY Eames Collection

More graphic tees for Spring/Summer 2018.
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UNIQLO's Ramen Editorial Captures the Neon Haze of Late Nights
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UNIQLO's Ramen Editorial Captures the Neon Haze of Late Nights

Referencing Ippudo, Setagaya and Afuri noodle shops.
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Nike Is the World's Most Valuable Apparel Brand

Beating out H&M, Zara, adidas and Louis Vuitton.
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9 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week
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9 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week

Supreme drops a number of Champion goods.
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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