Uniform dressers rejoice! The Japanese retail giant is making its way to the Great White North.
Maybe it’s just the Polar Vortex (the destroyer of joy, hope, and creative dressing), but our closet basics are really feeling the love lately. Sure, we’d love to dress on-trend and mimic the looks we loved on the runways and in our favourite street style shots, but who can really be bothered with a chic outfit when it’s so cold outside the air literally hurts your face?
If you’re like us, this news couldn’t come at a better time: Uniqlo?the master of affordable, must-have closet staples?has announced that it will open two stores in Toronto come fall 2016. The two flagship stores will be located at Yorkdale Shopping Centre and at the Toronto Eaton Centre.
A little history for ya: Uniqlo first opened in Japan in 1984 and gained popularity in the 90’s, when the Japanese economy hit a major slump and cheap but well-made clothes had mega appeal for frugal shoppers. By 2012, the company was the fourth largest retailer in the world. Sometimes known as “Japan’s answer to the Gap”, the brand is famous for shunning trends and sticking to classic, timeless basics (music to our ears).
While we might not be seeing a mammoth Fifth Avenue-scale Uniqlo anytime soon, we’re still pretty stoked. Getting some good news following Target’s devastating announcement AND realizing no longer will have to settle for getting our Uniqlo fix online? Pretty sweet, if you ask us.