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
Best Art Drops: KAWS & UNIQLO's 'Sesame Street' Capsule, Josh Sperling Sculptural Vase & More
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Best Art Drops: KAWS & UNIQLO's 'Sesame Street' Capsule, Josh Sperling Sculptural Vase & More

Including new Medicom Toy x XLARGE BE@RBRICKS by Hajime Sorayama.

A Closer Look at the UNIQLO Seamless Down Collection Worn by Europe's Emerging Creatives
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A Closer Look at the UNIQLO Seamless Down Collection Worn by Europe's Emerging Creatives

Presented by Uniqlo
Cozy boys.

KAWS & Uniqlo UT Reunite for Second 'Sesame Street' Collection
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KAWS & Uniqlo UT Reunite for Second 'Sesame Street' Collection

With T-shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts and plushies releasing next month.

A Full Look at the Alexander Wang x UNIQLO HEATTECH Collection
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A Full Look at the Alexander Wang x UNIQLO HEATTECH Collection

Function meets fashion.

Alexander Wang Announces UNIQLO Underwear Collaboration
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Alexander Wang Announces UNIQLO Underwear Collaboration

Mixing his designs with the innovative Heattech fabric.

Uniqlo UT Taps Andy Warhol & Mickey Mouse for 90th Birthday Celebration
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Uniqlo UT Taps Andy Warhol & Mickey Mouse for 90th Birthday Celebration

Both American icons were born nearly a century ago.

Christophe Lemaire's Uniqlo U Returns With Sophisticated FW18 Collection
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Christophe Lemaire's Uniqlo U Returns With Sophisticated FW18 Collection

Effortless wintertime styling.

Uniqlo's Owners Have Taken a Minority Stake in Lemaire
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Uniqlo's Owners Have Taken a Minority Stake in Lemaire

Following the continued success of Uniqlo U.

Shonen Jump x Uniqlo UT T-Shirts Return for Final Collaboration
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Shonen Jump x Uniqlo UT T-Shirts Return for Final Collaboration

One more drop of ‘Dragon Ball,’ ‘Naruto’ & ‘One Piece’ goods.

Meguru Yamaguchi & UNIQLO Join Forces on Special Active Wear Capsule
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Meguru Yamaguchi & UNIQLO Join Forces on Special Active Wear Capsule

All-over prints of the Japanese artist’s signature motifs.
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