Toronto Eaton Centre

Toronto Eaton Centre

January 26, 2015 08:20 ET

Toronto Eaton Centre Announces Arrival of UNIQLO for Fall 2016

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 26, 2015) - Toronto's landmark downtown shopping destination, Toronto Eaton Centre (TEC) is thrilled to announce the arrival of global clothing retailer, UNIQLO, for Fall 2016.

The brand's 28,000 square-foot flagship store will offer a full range of men's, women's and children's items and carry a comprehensive selection of premium denim, Supima cotton T-shirts, Polo's and fleeces, as well as UNIQLO's proprietary collections: AIRism, HEATTECH, and Ultra-Light Down.

We're very pleased that UNIQLO will be joining our Toronto Eaton Centre family in the Fall of 2016," said Ron Wratschko, Executive Vice President, Operations for Cadillac Fairview. "We think it will be the perfect addition to our retail mix."

"UNIQLO operates in some of the world's most important cities and markets, with Toronto marking an exciting new destination for our brand. We embrace this milestone as an important step in the growth of our brand, and look forward to providing Canadians with an opportunity to experience our unique mix of quality designs," said Larry Meyer, CEO of UNIQLO USA and Canada.

Since opening its first store in Japan in 1984, UNIQLO has grown to become an international leader with over 1,500 stores worldwide. The entry to Canada marks UNIQLO's 18th market overall, an impressive indicator of the brand's popularity and success with today's retail community. Known for its innovation, value, and unique engineering, the product line offers shoppers apparel with a dedicated focus on the wearer.

About Toronto Eaton Centre

Stretching two full city blocks North from Yonge and Queen and one city block west from Yonge and Dundas, Toronto Eaton Centre is among Canada's most recognizable landmarks, and one of the country's best-known retail shopping destinations. With more than 235 retailers, restaurants and services in the heart of downtown, Toronto Eaton Centre is the city's premier urban destination. Toronto Eaton Centre is owned and managed by The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Ltd, one of North America's largest investors, owners and managers of commercial real estate. For more information about Toronto Eaton Centre, visit torontoeatoncentre.com.

About UNIQLO and Fast Retailing

UNIQLO is a brand of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., a leading global Japanese retail holding company that designs, manufactures and sells clothing under seven main brands: Comptoir des Cotonniers, GU, Helmut Lang, JBrand, Princesse tam.tam, Theory, and UNIQLO. With global sales of approximately 1.38 trillion yen for the 2014 fiscal year ending August 31, 2014 (US $13.3 billion, calculated in yen using the end of August 2014 rate of $1 = 103.74 yen), Fast Retailing is one of the world's largest apparel retail companies, and UNIQLO is Japan's leading specialty retailer.

UNIQLO continues to open large-scale stores in some of the world's most important cities and locations, as part of its ongoing efforts to solidify its status as a truly global brand. Today the company has a total of more than 1,500 stores in 16 markets worldwide including Japan, Australia, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, U.K. and the U.S. In addition, Grameen UNIQLO, a social business established in Bangladesh in September 2010, currently operates several Grameen UNIQLO stores in Dhaka. UNIQLO manages an integrated business model under which it designs, manufactures, markets and sells high-quality, casual apparel. The company believes that truly great clothes should be supremely comfortable, feature universal designs, are of high quality and offer a superb fit to everyone who wears them.

With a corporate statement committed to changing clothes, changing conventional wisdom and change the world, Fast Retailing is dedicated to creating great clothing with new and unique value to enrich the lives of people everywhere. For more information about UNIQLO and Fast Retailing, please visit www.uniqlo.com and www.fastretailing.com.

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