Uniqlo of Japan Continues USA Expansion Plans. Trendy Japanese casual apparel retailer Uniqlo is opening a store at The Bellevue Collection in the fall, its first in the Seattle area. Uniqlo, the trendy Japanese casual-fashion retailer, says it will open its first Colorado store – and its first not on the east or west coast – next year at the Denver Pavilions as it continues its U.S. expansion. The global chain also announced plans for new stores in Bellevue, Washington, near Seattle, and McLean, Virginia, near Washington, D.C.
Since opening its first store in New York City’s Soho in 2006, UNIQLO has grown its presence to 39 stores across the US – in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Philadelphia, Boston, San Francisco and Los Angeles – as well as launched its online shopping channel at www.UNIQLO.com. Separately, the company has announced plans to open a UNIQLO store at Faneuil Hall in Boston this summer, in Chicago on Michigan Avenue this fall and in Toronto, Canada, next year. The Bellevue Collection store will open this fall; The Denver Pavilions and Tysons Corner Center stores will open spring/summer 2016.