Uniqlo to branch out in U.S. this fall with 10 stores

NEW YORK — Japanese apparel retailer Uniqlo, a division of Fast Company, is expanding its U.S. footprint with the opening of 10 stores this fall in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and California.

The new locations, all in shopping centers, will bring the brand’s presence in the United States to a total of 17 sites.

Uniqlo will open two stores in New Jersey at Bridgewater Commons Mall in Bridgewater and Menlo Park Mall in Edison; three stores in New York at Atlantic Terminal Mall in Brooklyn, Staten Island Mall in Staten Island and Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove; one store in Connecticut at Trumbull Shopping Center in Trumbull, Conn.; and four stores in California at Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo, Westfield Valley Fair Mall in Santa Clara, Stonestown Galleria in San Francisco and Bay Street in Emeryville.

“Uniqlo is ready to take our next step in our U.S. expansion by opening more smaller-format and mall stores in the regions surrounding our current flagships stores in the Tri-State and Northern California regions,” said Larry Meyer, COO of Uniqlo’s USA business and Fast Retailing Group SVP. “Our goal is to continue to build brand awareness for new potential customers, and greater loyalty from our fans, with more convenient access to our high quality clothing and exceptional customer service.”