Despite one of the worst economic downturn in decades, moderately priced fashion retailers have weathered, even thrived, in the current environment. One such is Japanese retailer UNIQLO and its parent company, Fast Retailing. During its Fall 2009 Collection presentation in Paris yesterday, the company announced its same store sales, along with customer traffic, all rose in comparison to the same period last year. More importantly, however, the company also made official announcement regarding the opening of UNIQLO Paris Flagship Store this Fall.
The plan is to have the multi-level Parisian flagship situated in the trendy Opera District of Paris, on Rue Scribe and footsteps away from the famed Paris Opera House, Palais Garnier. One again, UNIQLO will ask the retail space specialist, architect Masamichi Katayama (ç‰‡å±±æ£é€š), and his firm Wonderwall to design the 23,000 square feet interior. There are also long term plans in the work, including the possibilities of additional stores in France and a flagship store in Moscow by 2010. Though both rest on how well receive the Paris flagship would be come opening day this Fall. via: WWD
UNIQLO Paris (Yet To Open)
Rue Scribe | Map
75009 Paris, France