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
London Backdrops Uniqlo UT's Latest Stop in the 'Wear Your World' Campaign
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London Backdrops Uniqlo UT's Latest Stop in the 'Wear Your World' Campaign

Presented by Uniqlo
Featuring new designs for SPRZ NY.

Best Art Drops: Meguru Yamaguchi x UNIQLO, ZES 'LASTING' Lithographs & More
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Best Art Drops: Meguru Yamaguchi x UNIQLO, ZES 'LASTING' Lithographs & More

Including ‘SNARKY’ plush dolls by Snark Park.

Uniqlo UT Showcases New Collabs With Monopoly, PEZ Candy, Volkswagen & More
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Uniqlo UT Showcases New Collabs With Monopoly, PEZ Candy, Volkswagen & More

Presented by Uniqlo
THE BRANDS Masterpiece SS19 Collection heads to Hong Kong.

JW Anderson Talks About Simplicity and the Urban Warrior for UNIQLO SS19
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JW Anderson Talks About Simplicity and the Urban Warrior for UNIQLO SS19

Presented by Uniqlo
“I just feel good fashion will always not be disposable.”

Classic British Fashion Provides the Inspo for JW ANDERSON's Collab With UNIQLO
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Classic British Fashion Provides the Inspo for JW ANDERSON's Collab With UNIQLO

Presented by Uniqlo
Featuring a use of playful patterns and colors.

Uniqlo's Latest UT Drop Features Thousands of Pop Culture Designs
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Uniqlo's Latest UT Drop Features Thousands of Pop Culture Designs

Presented by UNIQLO UT
Something for everyone.

Uniqlo Continues to Pay Homage to Contemporary Artists With New SPRZ NY T-Shirts
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Uniqlo Continues to Pay Homage to Contemporary Artists With New SPRZ NY T-Shirts

Art meets fashion.

Uniqlo U's SS19 Collection Is Now Available
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Uniqlo U's SS19 Collection Is Now Available

Simplified cuts and saturated hues.

Uniqlo U by Christophe Lemaire Debuts Clean SS19 Lookbook
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Uniqlo U by Christophe Lemaire Debuts Clean SS19 Lookbook

The imprint’s most ambitious release to date.

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.
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