Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing has hit a milestone in its global ambitions with its value as defined by its share price reaching ¥10.87trn (€85bn) this week, more than any other company in the global clothing sector.
Fast Retailing announced another same-store sales increase for its Japanese Uniqlo operation on Tuesday with comparable sales (including online) rising 2% year-on-year. Meanwhile, total sales rose 1.8%.
Uniqlo's Japanese owner on Thursday said operating profits were higher than pre-pandemic levels in its Q1, boosted by China's resurgence and strong demand for stay-at-home clothes like jogging pants and loungewear.
We caught up with Jil Sander - the greatest living designer in Mitteleuropa - to learn more about her +J, her latest collab with Uniqlo; her view of today’s fashion and of her successors at the house of Jil Sander.
November was a fairly lukewarm month for Uniqlo chain in its domestic market, but at least Japanese sales didn't fall. In fact comparable sales, including online, were up 0.5% year-on-year, while total sales rose 0.8%.