Western Canada's first Uniqlo will open in Burnaby on October 6

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      Japanese retailer Uniqlo has announced that it will open the doors to its first Western Canadian store on October 6.

      Situated at Metropolis at Metrotown (4700 Kingsway, Burnaby), the 20,630-square-foot, two-level space will carry Uniqlo’s in-house line of men’s, women’s, and children’s wear, which runs the gamut from everyday Ts and tanks to outerwear, denim, and accessories such as belts, bags, and scarves.

      This will be the third Canadian outpost for the Japanese label, which is known internationally for its versatile basics, accessible price-points, and collaborations with renowned brands and designers.

      To mark the opening, Uniqlo will be launching a special collection titled Natural Union, which, according to teaser images released by the company, will consist of outdoorsy pieces like water-resistant coats, button-ups, and chinos that suit Vancouver’s recreational lifestyle.

      Uniqlo will occupy a space that spans the ground and lower levels of Metropolis at Metrotown near Atrium Court. The store will open according to mall hours, from Monday to Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

      Founded in 1984, Uniqlo operates 1,800 stores around the world, including two in the Greater Toronto Area. The company revealed in April that it would open a B.C. location in Burnaby. It will join fellow Japanese retailer Muji, which launched its first Western Canadian shop at Metropolis at Metrotown in August.