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After much speculation, it's official: Uniqlo has its sights set on Philadelphia. WWD reports that the Japanese clothing chain, which already operates seven stores nationwide, has plans to open 20 or more U.S. stores in 2014. "We have a vision of multiple hundreds of stores in the U.S.," says Uniqlo CFO Larry Meyer.
fast fashion brand will first concentrate on beefing up its presence in New York and San Francisco, where Uniqlo stores already exist; then, it will move on to Boston and Philadelphia. But the question remains: Where will the brand take up residence in our area? Will it opt for a Center City location (Walnut Street, perhaps?) or will Uniqlo be lured by the King of Prussia Mall sirens' song? Sound off in the comments.
· Uniqlo's US Push [WWD]
· 'No Philly Plans Yet' for a Uniqlo on Walnut Street [Racked Philly]
· Fast Fashion Brand Uniqlo Insists It's Not a Fast Fashion Brand [Racked National]