Uniqlo opens downtown DC pop-up shop with the goal of permanent location

After years of rumors that a brick-and-mortar store would be hitting the downtown D.C. area, Japanese retailer Uniqlo is setting up shop, pop-up style. 

The pop-up is is a vehicle to test the retail waters in the the downtown D.C. area - Photo: Uniqlo

​The six-month outpost in Penn Quarter (previously an American Apparel store) only takes up 3,473 square feet, but it’s still stocked with Uniqlo’s signature casual and performance wear for men and women. 

While a full-fledged 10,500-square-foot Uniqlo store already exists in the D.C. area in Tysons Corner Center, it was reported that a representative from Rappaport—a local realtor that represents the landlord where the Uniqlo pop-up is housed—said that the temporary shop is a vehicle to test the retail waters in the area to see if there’s potential for a permanent brick-and-mortar location come fall. 

The likely location is rumored to be in the F Street NW corridor in the heart of East End downtown D.C. Uniqlo would be in the company of retailers such as Anthropologie, Gap, Sephora, Zara, Forever21 and H&M. 

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