Japanese giant apparel retailer Uniqlo unveiled Thursday its global flagship store in Manila, one of only 15 flagship outlets in the world.
Uniqlo Philippine partner SM Retail collaborated with Ayala Malls to house the Uniqlo Manila inside the posh Glorietta 5 Wing, where the store occupies 4,100 square meters of retail space.
“Our Global Flagship Stores are designed as showcases to the world, displaying the very best that Uniqlo has to offer. Uniqlo Manila is an important example of our commitment to Southeast Asia. It is one of the largest Uniqlo stores in the world and is a big step toward continued Uniqlo growth in the region and globally,” said Uniqlo chief executive officer for Southeast Asia and Oceania Satoshi Hatase.
Global flagship store features are incorporated into Uniqlo Manila’s design. Highlights include revolving mannequins in the store atrium display windows and stunning LED displays throughout.
A reference to the store’s opening campaign Our Future Is Here, the first floor will feature artworks by members of the Plus63 Design group. Capturing the cultural zeitgeist of the country, the team worked with Uniqlo to create a series of murals depicting scenes of everyday life in the Philippines, taking inspiration from its vibrancy and diversity to tell the story of each Filipino’s journey.
Uniqlo created customized in-store experience to meet the needs of customers. A space that brings together local and global flavor, Uniqlo Manila combines Filipino ingenuity and creativity with the brand’s global and innovative retail expertise to deliver the ultimate Manila shopping experience.
Uniqlo Manila includes a terrace for customers as a quiet respite from the busy store. Set up with lounge furniture by local designer Kenneth Cobonpue, the terrace acts as a community area where shoppers can rest, meet new people and experience utmost satisfaction after a long day of shopping.
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, J Brand, Princesse tam.tam, Theory and Uniqlo.