First Canadian Uniqlo store reportedly opening in Vancouver

A major Japanese clothing retailer may be opening in Vancouver in the near future. According to online Canadian retail and fashion news website Retail Insider, Uniqlo is negotiating a lease on space inside The Bay downtown (674 Granville Street). The shop would reportedly be located directly below Vancouver’s newly opened Topshop Topman store.

Uniqulo was founded in 1949 and manufactures men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing and accessories. The clothing brand has more than 700 stores in Japan, and international locations in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, South Korea, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The Vancouver store would be the first Uniqlo location in Canada.

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Marilyn Erickson
Did their government give the company some of the Tsunami Aid money to expand? They've already admitted and apologized for using it for many things unassociated with the Earthquake and Tsunami, like business loans and grants, instead of improving life and infrastructure for all of the victims and townships. When the extent of it is known this will come back to haunt them i think.
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annchan
The retail gods have heard our prayers! Woohoo! I'm excited. Up next - MUJI!!!
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Andrew
Hey Marilyn,

I doubt it will. People forget/dont care. Its just facts of life. Whats important now is that I can purchase socks in like 5 different shades of grey for like 15 dollars. And these are good quality socks! not like walmart BS.

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A. MacInnis
Everyone loved Uniqlo when I lived in Japan - especially the fleeces. And while I don't recall buying anything there myself, I know that I *still* own items of clothing that I bought in Japan, over ten years ago, that are still in great shape (tho' not all fit me anymore...!). The "myth" of Japanese quality is actually no myth, in my experience...
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Doctor
This is very good news! I love UNIGLO!
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Sugoi
This is awesome if it's really true... Uniqlo is good quality and cheap like Joe Fresh but being a little more on the fresh side.
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wilsherewiltshire
uni-qlo will be an amazing addition. nobody does a dress shirt better than them.
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Andrew K
Marilyn - you should reread the news item you saw again. The story is about misallocation of funds from a government supplimentary budget, not tsunami aid funds.
http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20150364
Is a fairly detailed report.
Kind of odd to try to link Uniqlo to this.
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Carolyn Ali
I went to Uniqlo in Japan and found it pretty demoralizing--I tried on pants and couldn't get the largest size over my North American hips. I'm guessing they're going to size up for this market....
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uniqlo fan
Even their normal jeans are of the highest quality. They also carry selvedge denim. I purchased 2 pairs in 2007 and they looked new for four years.
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Mackenna
Who cares? I mean, seriously.
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Mo Mo
I've visited all 3 stores in NYC - love it love it! Their heat tech items are awesome in the winter time. Hopefully the prices will be kept reasonable.
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CR
I beg to differ, Carolyn - it was the only place in Japan I could buy pants that fit my western-size rear! And I still have some Uniqlo jeans from over 10 years ago.
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A. MacInnis
I never had trouble getting clothes to fit me in Japan, at least when it came to pants and shirts and such, and I'm a large guy. What WAS tough was that somehow I could never find the right size UNDERWEAR. Sounds ridiculous, but for an XL pair of boxers, I basically had to go to the Gap in Shinjuku. No one else had them. And I didn't even live in Tokyo - I'd have to pencil in "buy underwear" on my weekend trips into the city...
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K Suriani
Thank god they're coming here, I've been bugging them for a year on FB. Who wants to spend all that money to fly to Asia, Europe or the States just to get on e of the best collection of clothing for Slim & Fit? They might not always have the cheapest or best designs, but they are real good qualities, fit like gloves, look much better than Gap and Hollister combine. Most importantly they have sizes that fit people who don't stuff themselves obese. Yay Uniqlo. Be Here soon, can't wait.
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Bored
i'd rather shop at sears
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DW Rivait
MUJI next, yes!....hopefully we can get a Yoshinoya, and Kura-sushi as well!
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UniShiro
I love Uniqlo! Whenever I go to NYC, I go there to shop. Love the quality and price! As cheap as H&M but quality is 200% better! I'd love to see Muji as well next !
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Debra K
That's great news! I love the stores in NY! I bought the best heattech clothing and I wear them in our cold weather almost everyday.
Funny, I lived in Tokyo for five years but don't remember that store at all...
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we need a poo
I love Uniqlo the quality is amazing for the price! and Im not working for them
I only hope they stay here at least forever.
I worry about the rent being so high...
"book off" came, and they killed japanese book stores and they closed and no Japanese book store anymore...
i hope same thing wont happen here...
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