Uniqlo is continuing its global rollout and on Monday announced plans to enter the Italian market in 2019. Next autumn, it will open its first store in Milan, on Piazza Cordusio, in the heart of the historical city.
Fast Retailing, owner of Japan’s popular clothing chain Uniqlo, booked a record annual profit and forecast even stronger results in the current year, helped by growth in Asia and a recovery at its US stores.
Roger Federer said on Tuesday his decision to end a 20-year association with Nike and embark on a new chapter with Uniqlo was influenced by Uniqlo’s commitment to stay with him long after his playing days are over.
Fast Retailing is rolling out its Uniqlo chain further in key established markets as well as developing countries, and has just opened in retail giant H&M’s home market of Sweden, while also planning a Vietnam debut.
Fast Retailing has taken a minority interest in Lemaire, the brand established by Christophe Lemaire and Sarah-Linh Tran, and is deepening the Uniqlo link with the man who is artistic director at its Paris R&D Centre.
Uniqlo has announced a partnership with tennis champion Roger Federer who has become the Japanese retail giant’s newest global brand ambassador. He'll wear Christophe Lemaire-designed pieces using Dry Ex technology.