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Apparently Uniqlo, the Japanese king of reasonably-priced basics, is happy with its first West Coast flagship store in San Francisco: out of 10 new U.S. locations planned for this fall, four will be in the Bay Area.
The new outposts are slated for the Stonestown Galleria in San Francisco, Bay Street in Emeryville, the Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo, and the Westfield Valley Fair mall in Santa Clara. Surprisingly, the brand has no immediate plans for Southern California. And contrary to previous reports, it's skipping the North Bay, at least for now. The other six outposts will be in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. That will bring Uniqlo's total count in the U.S. to 17 stores—the brand has more than 1,100 locations worldwide.
Uniqlo hopes to reach $10 billion in U.S. sales by 2020. That's a lot of puffer jackets.
· Uniqlo Plans Store in San Jose, East and North Bay [Racked SF]
· Uniqlo Loves SF: Retailer Sets Sights on Second Store [Racked SF]
· Uniqlo [Official Site]