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Uniqlo is majorly dishing out the love for San Francisco: The company announced last week that it will avoid Middle America (and even Los Angeles) and open a second store in San Francisco before it ventures into other parts of the country. The company's US chief executive Nobuo Domae told WWD that its focus remains on Asia, "but the U.S. is a huge potential for us, so we need to focus on opening more stores over there, especially on the west coast and east coast [...] rather than going into other countries or into Chicago."
Uniqlo opened its first West Coast location in San Francisco in October to an overwhelmingly positive reception. Joe Montana and a slew of other local celebs attended the opening, and the store had lines out the door for days afterwards. Who can blame them for wanting to capitalize on that?
· Uniqlo San Francisco Opens Tomorrow! [Curbed SF]
· Take a Look at the West Coast's First Uniqlo Store [Curbed SF]
· Uniqlo [Official Site]