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 Has Announced Its Next Designer Collaboration
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Uniqlo Has Announced Its Next Designer Collaboration

Taking over from J.W. Anderson.
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Kim Jones to Reissue Pieces From His Namesake Brand
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Kim Jones to Reissue Pieces From His Namesake Brand

In partnership with Japanese affordability label, GU.
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Industrial Vibes Provide a Perfect Blank Canvas for Balenciaga in New Editorial
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Industrial Vibes Provide a Perfect Blank Canvas for Balenciaga in New Editorial

Parking garage – but make it fashion.
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The J.W. Anderson x Uniqlo Spring/Summer 2018 Collection Is Revealed in New Campaign
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The J.W. Anderson x Uniqlo Spring/Summer 2018 Collection Is Revealed in New Campaign

Hitting the seas for spring.
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10 Product Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week
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10 Product Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week

Gucci, Uniqlo U, PACCBET x Carhartt WIP and more.
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Uniqlo's International Revenue For Last Quarter Is $2.3 Billion USD
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Uniqlo's International Revenue For Last Quarter Is $2.3 Billion USD

For the first time, the retailer has more sales outside Japan than in it.
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Uniqlo More Profitable Overseas Than in Japan
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Uniqlo More Profitable Overseas Than in Japan

Parent company Fast Retailing posted record-breaking Q1 sales.
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Top 10 Fashion Collaborations of 2017
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Top 10 Fashion Collaborations of 2017

When regular collections don’t cut it.
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Uniqlo U Takes Inspiration From Nature for Spring/Summer 2018
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Uniqlo U Takes Inspiration From Nature for Spring/Summer 2018

More upgraded basics from the Lemaire-designed line.
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A New J.W.Anderson x Uniqlo Collaboration Is Set for Spring/Summer 2018
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A New J.W.Anderson x Uniqlo Collaboration Is Set for Spring/Summer 2018

Fans rejoice.
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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