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UNIQLO Le Marais Store Opens on April 25


UNIQLO today announces the April 25 opening of its latest store in Paris, in the Marais area. UNIQLO Le Marais Store will become the Japanese retailer's fifth store in Paris.

Located in a mid-19th century former foundry, and with a total sales floor of approximately 820 square meters over three levels, the new store will showcase this beautifully preserved historic site, amidst UNIQLO's selected line of men's and women's collections - with a particular nod to its Spring and Summer 2014 collaboration with Parisian chic fashion icon Ines de la Fressange. Designed by Tokyo-based interior design firm Wonderwall, the new store will also feature high-tech installations, including wall monitors and LED tickers.

Commenting on today's announcement, Berndt Hauptkorn, Fast Retailing Group Officer and UNIQLO Europe CEO, said, "Our newest store in Le Marais epitomizes effortless Parisian style. Combining a modern layout with historical features such as its 35-meter red brick chimney, is a perfect frame for creating a truly unique shopping experience. We look forward to opening our doors soon and to welcoming both locals and visitors alike, as we continue to offer new and exciting lifestyles to people of all ages."

UNIQLO Reveals Four Faces of Paris
UNIQLO today also reveals the cast of its 'Marais People Campaign' to celebrate its arrival in this highly fashionable district of Paris. Brodinski, Géraldine Nakache, Mouloud Achour and Inès Mélia make up the diverse cast of four local 'UNIQLO ambassadors' with photography by Thomas Lohr and styling by Jonathan Kaye.

Spanning across different artistic disciplines, each member of the People Campaign has a special connection and relevance to Le Marais. Together they will showcase how UNIQLO LifeWear fits seamlessly into the life of Parisians, regardless of personal background or style.

Brodinski, began his career as a professional DJ in his early twenties and quickly built a worldwide reputation as the 'new kid on the block.' Gaining the support of Pedro Winter (Busy P from Ed Banger Records), Soulwax, Tiga, DJ Mehdi or Yuksek, he has collaborated with many of them. At the end of 2011, Brodinski launched his own music label, Bromance (releasing its first album in collaboration with his friend Gesaffelstein), that became a reference in the electronic music industry.

Géraldine Nakache, launched her acting career in 2006 with Lisa Azuelos' film Comme t'y es belle ! In 2010, she co-produced her first film, Tout ce qui brille, costarring Leila Bekhti and in 2011, she co-produced her second film with Hervé Mimran, Nous York. In 2014, Géraldine is starring in Audrey Dana's Sous les jupes des filles, Dorothée Sebbagh's L'ex de ma vie and Shirel Amitay's Atlit.

Mouloud Achour, currently TV host and producer of La Clique on Canal +, Mouloud made his debut into the entertainment industry in hip hop press Radikal and then launched the Kerozen label with the group La Caution. In 2005 he hosted the TV show MTV Select with China Moses and Canal Plus' La Matinale, commenting on the 2007 presidential campaign. Hosting Generations radio, Mouloud also performs as a DJ every month at Social Club (Mardi Gros).

Inès Mélia, Parisian DJ passionate about art and music, Inès performs in top clubs in Paris such as Silencio, Le Baron and Social Club. Invited to festivals like Calvi on the Rocks and Le Festival de Cannes, she has also promoted a number of brands, including luxury brands Isabel Marant, Marc Jacobs, Surface to Air and Chloé. Debuting as a stage actress, Inès is also part of the Enfants Terribles troupe.

Details on UNIQLO Le Marais Store

Store name:UNIQLO Le Marais
Opening date:Friday, April 25, 2014 at 11:00 am
Address:39, rue des Francs Bourgeois 75004 Paris
Total sales floor:Approx. 800 square meters
(ground floor, basement and first floor)

Other UNIQLO Stores in Paris

La Défense (opened in December 2007, 1,600 square meters)
Paris Opéra, a Global Flagship Store (opened in October 2009, 2,000 square meters)
So Quest (opened in October 2012, 990 square meters)
Beaugrenelle (opened in October 2013, 990 square meters)

For more information, please visit https://www.uniqlo.com/fr and follow us on Facebook at UNIQLO France and on Twitter at @UNIQLO_FR.


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