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Uniqlo to open global flagship store in PHL

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Uniqlo Philippines is poised to open a global flagship store in Makati City.

UNIQLO is set to open a global flagship store in Makati City, which will also become its largest not just in the Philippines but also in Southeast Asia.

“We are honored and excited to open our first Uniqlo Global Flagship Store in the Philippines. Having been a member of the local retail scene since 2012, we remain committed to contributing to the local community and to being an integral part of Manila’s growth and future,” Satoshi Hatase, chief executive officer of Uniqlo Southeast Asia and Oceania, was quoted as saying.

The 4,100-square meter global flagship store will be located in Glorietta 5, Ayala Avenue in Makati City, and will open later this year.

“This exciting new retail environment and experience will help put our Manila business in the global spotlight. We sense growing enthusiasm in the community here and hope to share the very best of the Filipino lifestyle, culture and optimism with the world through our flagship store,” Mr. Hatase said.

The Makati global flagship store will be the 15th for Uniqlo in 11 markets. There are global flagship stores in New York’s Fifth Avenue, London’s Oxford Street, Paris’ Opera District, Ginza in Tokyo, and Orchard Road in Singapore.

Uniqlo last month opened two new stores in the Philippines — a 1,742-square meter store in Ayala Vertis North in Quezon City and its first store in Bicol on April 20 in Robinsons Place Naga.

Uniqlo is one of the brands under Japanese giant Fast Retailing Co. Ltd.