Japanese Retailer Uniqlo is Set to Hit Toronto Next Year

They say when one door closes another usually opens.

Well, goodbye (and good riddance) Target Canada, and hello Uniqlo.  

Today, the Japanese clothing retailer announced it will open its first two Canadian stores in Toronto next year – one in Yorkdale Shopping Centre, and another at the ever-evolving Eaton Centre.

If you’re wondering what the heck we’re talking about (or why we’re so happy) the Uniqlo brand is known for pretty much what every young professional wants: affordable, stylish, and casual apparel that can take you from the office desk to the couch on the weekends.

Think: a fresh, new H&M – only better.

Uniqlo has 1,500 stores globally (including 39 in the US) and is owned by Fast Retailing Co., which designs, manufactures, and sells clothing under several brands around the world including the much coveted Theory and Helmut Lang.

Larry Meyer, chief executive officer of Uniqlo USA and Canada, calls the expansion “natural,” especially with Toronto’s proximity to the brand’s thriving New York City 5th Avenue flagship store.

The only catch?

You’ll have to be patient – the first two Canadian locations won’t open up shop until fall of 2016. 

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Cover image from: uniqlo.com

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