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 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.

UNIQLO Owner Fast Retailing Will Reduce Single-Use Plastic by 85% by 2020
Fashion

UNIQLO Owner Fast Retailing Will Reduce Single-Use Plastic by 85% by 2020

Introducing eco-friendly paper bags to 3,500 UNIQLO stores worldwide.

UNIQLO UT & Makoto Shinkai Are Releasing a T-Shirt Capsule for 'Weathering With You'
Fashion

UNIQLO UT & Makoto Shinkai Are Releasing a T-Shirt Capsule for 'Weathering With You'

Also featuring artwork from ‘your name.’

UNIQLO Debuts New Kit for Roger Federer Ahead of Wimbledon
Sports

UNIQLO Debuts New Kit for Roger Federer Ahead of Wimbledon

Alongside a “GOROGER” merch capsule.

UNIQLO Won't Be Acquiring Roger Federer's "RF" Logo from Nike (UPDATE)
Sports

UNIQLO Won't Be Acquiring Roger Federer's "RF" Logo from Nike (UPDATE)

Contrary to Federer’s strong stance last year.

Line Friends & UNIQLO UT Join for T-Shirt Collaboration
Fashion

Line Friends & UNIQLO UT Join for T-Shirt Collaboration

Dubbed “BT21.”

UNIQLO Brings Its UT Spring/Summer 2019 Collection to New York City
Fashion 

UNIQLO Brings Its UT Spring/Summer 2019 Collection to New York City

Presented by Uniqlo
Featuring the winning Pokémon-themed T-shirt designs from UT Grand Prix 2019.

Peter Saville Joins UNIQLO for Collaborative Graphic Activewear
Fashion

Peter Saville Joins UNIQLO for Collaborative Graphic Activewear

The legendary graphic designer puts his spin on athleisure.

Uniqlo UT Drops 'Overwatch,' 'World of Warcraft' & More Blizzard Entertainment T-Shirts
Fashion

Uniqlo UT Drops 'Overwatch,' 'World of Warcraft' & More Blizzard Entertainment T-Shirts

Represent ‘Diablo III,’ ‘StarCraft II,’ ‘Hearthstone’ and ‘Heroes of the Storm.’

KAWS x Uniqlo UT Release in China Causes Pandemonium at a Mall
Fashion

KAWS x Uniqlo UT Release in China Causes Pandemonium at a Mall

Shoppers went on to remove tees off of mannequins.

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