Japanese retailer Uniqlo announces launch of first Scottish store

The global brand has confirmed the launch of a new store on Edinburgh's Princes Street.

Global Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo has announced the launch of its first ever Scottish store.

The retailer, which produces clothing and accessories for men, women and children, has confirmed that the store will open up on Edinburgh’s Princes Street in Spring 2024.

Uniqlo’s products, including the brand’s sell-out £14.90 bags and it’s LifeWear products, often go viral in the UK.

The store will have a sales floor of approximately 1,430 sq meters, spread across two levels – and recruitment for the company has already began.

Uniqlo's products often go viral across the UK. Rob Loud via Getty Images

Alessandro Dudech, COO of Uniqlo U.K, described it as an honour to open the brand’s first ever store in Scotland.

He said: “We are excited to take this next big step in the UK’s expansion plans with the Edinburgh store opening in Spring 2024.

“It’s an honour to be opening in not only a new city but a new country, Edinburgh is a city of great cultural and historical heritage, we have many existing Scottish customers who shop through our e-commerce site, and Edinburgh has such a strong footfall from both locals and tourists.

“Uniqlo is proud to be expanding our presence in this important retail location, we look forward to bringing LifeWear to Scotland in 2024.”

The Edinburgh store will open alongside a new store in London, taking the total number of Uniqlo stores in Britain to 19.

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