UNIQLO, the global clothing retailer, announced that it will continue its expansion in the U.S. by opening five new stores in Los Angeles. These new stores will mark the brand's first stores in the Los Angeles area.
The new UNIQLO locations and opening dates are:
-South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, CA (September 5)
-Glendale Galleria in Glendale, CA (September 26)
-Northridge Fashion Center in Northridge, CA (September 26)
-Beverly Center in Los Angeles, CA (October 10)
-Los Cerritos Center in Cerritos, CA (Spring 2015)
"The response to our northern California stores has been fantastic, so we are thrilled to bring the UNIQLO experience to our fans in Los Angeles, a city known for its diversity and energetic lifestyle. UNIQLO's well-designed, high-quality and functional apparel is the perfect match for Los Angeles with its unique fashion sensibility and outdoor aesthetic," said Larry Meyer, CEO of UNIQLO USA and Fast Retailing Group Senior Vice President.
UNIQLO plans to open more stores in 2014, including the new markets of Boston and Philadelphia, and the existing markets of Northern California, Connecticut, New Jersey and New York. Currently, there are 20 open UNIQLO stores in the U.S., as well as UNIQLO.com, which offers nationwide online shopping.
To staff these new stores, UNIQLO plans to hire and train several hundred full-time and part-time employees at all levels.