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UNIQLO Welcomes its First Customers in India on October 4

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Global Japanese retailer UNIQLO today opened its first store in India, at Ambience Mall Vasant Kunj in New Delhi, a new milestone for the company in what it believes will be one of its most important markets anywhere in the world. The launch of UNIQLO in India also marks the debut of its concept of LifeWear - apparel that comes from the Japanese values of simplicity, high-quality and longevity, made for everyone, everywhere.

Commenting on the opening of the store, Tadashi Yanai, UNIQLO Founder and Chairman, President & CEO of the Fast Retailing Group, said, "Fast Retailing has long wished to open stores in India in view of the tremendous potential of such a large nation. We began recruiting here at the end of last year, and have been impressed by the exceptional talent, ambition and diligence of the young people we encountered and welcomed aboard." He added, "In the years ahead, we aim to enhance lifestyles in India by offering more innovative apparel that draws on the nation's distinct culture and traditions. We wish to contribute to India's economic development in the process."

Spread over three floors and with a total retail space of 35,000 square feet, UNIQLO Ambience Mall Vasant Kunj welcomes customers with its stunning three-story high bay window façade. Interior designs vary by floor, moving from soothing elements with natural materials that integrate the Japanese and Indian aesthetic, to the high-energy LED ticker screen and stainless fixtures that convey a contemporary mood.

In addition, the new store presents a large mural on all three walls facing inside the shopping mall that capture the essence of daily life in the capital created by illustrator Dattaraj M. Naik, while local artist Johnson Kshetrimayum has worked with embroidery craftspeople to create an installation using UNIQLO lambswool. Both artworks are under the creative direction of Hanif Kureshi.

When entering the store from the Ground Floor, customers are greeted by a comprehensive introduction to the LifeWear concept with a showcase featuring the latest seasonal styles. Special partnerships are on display throughout the three floors, such as The Kurta Collection, UNIQLO's first India collaboration with Delhi-based designer Rina Singh. Global collaboration lines include Ines de la Fressange and Hana Tajima, as well as the Uniqlo U collection created by the UNIQLO R&D Centre under Artistic Director Christophe Lemaire.

UNIQLO Ambience Mall Vasant Kunj also carries the UT (UNIQLO T-shirt) line, which transforms T-shirts into canvases of art expressing the individuality and tastes of the wearer. With the UTme! service customers can create personalised T-shirts with their own designs or with a range of UNIQLO stamps, including designs featuring tennis legend and UNIQLO Global Brand Ambassador Roger Federer.

UNIQLO India will soon introduce two new locations in New Delhi NCR at DLF Avenue, Saket and DLF CyberHub. More details will be announced about these locations at a later date.

For more information, please visit www.uniqlo.com/in and follow us on Instagram @uniqloin and on Facebook www.facebook.com/uniqloindia.


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