UNIQLO clothes are simple, made better–highly finished elements of style in clothes that suit your values wherever you live. This unique concept of clothes sets the brand apart from apparel companies whose sole purpose is the pursuit of fashion trends.
UNIQLO is the leading apparel brand in the world that has always been true to its vision of making clothes that are made for all, going beyond age, gender, occupation, ethnicity and all other ways that define people. Its clothes are simple yet essential and universal that consumers can freely combine to create their own style.
For the past three years, UNIQLO has carved a unique niche among the hearts of consumers in the country since it opened its first store on June 15, 2012, at the SM Mall of Asia, with a second branch at the country’s second largest shopping mall, the SM City North EDSA, soon after. The third store was opened at the SM Aura Premier and its fourth store at the SM City Pampanga. After a year, UNIQLO had opened two more stores—SM City Fairview and Glorietta, marking UNIQLO’s first anniversary in the Philippines. All in all, UNIQLO has 23 stores across Luzon with expansions being eyed in other parts of the country.
So, can clothing change the world? UNIQLO not only believes it can. It is already doing it. One such initiative, in time for the global brand’s third anniversary in the country, is the “UT You Talk” campaign culminating today, where consumers were given the chance to make powerful statements about their personal style in their own creative ways.
The star of the campaign is, of course, the UT shirt, whose philosophy is: “A UT is more than just a T-shirt. It’s an expression of who you are. Where you’ve been, what you love. And with hundreds of limited-edition T-shirts to choose from each year, you’ll always find one that says exactly what you feel.”
“We’re proud of this year’s UT Collaboration line-up. And we’re also always very thankful for the Filipino customers who find our clothes very relevant to their everyday lives. This is for our 3rd year anniversary celebration, we have a lot in store for the Philippines” says Katsumi Kubota of Fast Retailing Philippines Inc.
Uniqlo also collaborates with home-grown brand Jollibee to express one’s happiness via a T-shirt that declares Joy Fits All. These collaboration shirts will be available in all UNIQLO stores starting June 1. Aside from Jollibee, San Miguel Beer shirts will also be available to the market soon. To find out more updates about UNIQLO and the SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY PROMOTIONS from May 29-31, you may visit www.uniqlo.com/ph.
About UNIQLO and Fast Retailing
UNIQLO is a brand of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., a leading global Japanese retail holding company that designs, manufactures and sells clothing under seven main brands: Comptoir des Cotonniers, GU, Helmut Lang, J Brand, Princesse tam.tam, Theory, and UNIQLO. With global sales of approximately 1.14 trillion yen for the 2013 fiscal year ending August 31, 2013 (US $11.62 billion, calculated in yen using the end of August 2013 rate of $1 = 98.36 yen), Fast Retailing is one of the world’s largest apparel retail companies, and UNIQLO is Japan’s leading specialty retailer.
UNIQLO continues to open large-scale stores in some of the world’s most important cities and locations, as part of its ongoing efforts to solidify its status as a truly global brand. Today the company has a total of more than 1,400 stores in 16 markets worldwide: Japan, Australia, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, U.K. and the U.S. In addition, Grameen UNIQLO, a social business established in Bangladesh in September 2010, currently operates several Grameen UNIQLO stores in Dhaka. UNIQLO manages an integrated business model under which it designs, manufactures, markets and sells high-quality, casual apparel. The company believes that truly great clothes should be supremely comfortable, feature universal designs, are of high quality and offer a superb fit to everyone who wears them.
With a corporate statement committed to changing clothes, changing conventional wisdom and change the world, Fast Retailing is dedicated to creating great clothing with new and unique value to enrich the lives of people everywhere. For more information about UNIQLO and Fast Retailing, please visit www.uniqlo.com and www.fastretailing.com.