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Uniqlo in multi-pronged attack on US market

Premium Supima cotton, musician Pharrell Williams and New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) are spearheading the drive by Japan's Fast Reta...

North America retail market rebuffs recession

North America may no longer take centre stage in the global apparel market, but the recession has by no means sounded the region's curtain c...

Uniqlo means business with ambitious global plans

Fast Retailing, owner of the Uniqlo casual clothing chain, thinks big, talks big and has big ambitions - and analysts believe the company do...

Japan earthquake: apparel industry impact

In the wake of the massive earthquake, tsunami and nuclear power plant explosions which have devastated many areas in the north of Japan, fi...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Henry Tan, CEO, Luen Thai Holdings 9 May 2012

Leonie Barrie

Luen Thai Holdings is Hong Kong's largest listed garment firm, with 34,000 employees, revenues of around US$1bn and a flagship business that produces over 80m garments a year - as well as footwear and bags - from production bases in China, the Philippines, Indonesia, India, Bangladesh and Cambodia. In the first of two articles based on a conversation with just-style managing editor Leonie Barrie at the recent Prime Source Forum in Hong Kong, CEO Henry Tan calls for industry-wide collaboration in a bid to increase efficiency and offset rising costs in the apparel supply chain.


Uniqlo rolls out new look for global flagships 14 Dec 2007

just-style.com

Fast Retailing Co today (14 December) opens its first Uniqlo brand casualwear store in France, making this the fifth overseas market for the firm following the UK, China, South Korea and the US. The Japanese company’s creative team talks to Michael Fitzpatrick about their mission to build a new urban cool image for its global flagships.

Latest News

Fast Retailing cuts outlook on domestic weakness 10 Apr 2014

Michelle Russell

Fast Retailing, owner of the Uniqlo casual clothing chain, has cut its full-year earnings and sales forecast on the back of weaker demand in its home market.


Warmer weather lifts Uniqlo March sales 2 Apr 2014

Katie Smith

Casual clothing brand Uniqlo saw sales at its Japanese stores climb in March, after warmer weather during the middle of the month kick started sales of spring garments.


Koplin takes up J Brand president role 31 Mar 2014

Michelle Russell

Former True Religion executive Lynne Koplin has been appointed president of Fast Retailing-owned J Brand, just-style understands.


Top stories this week on just-style... 28 Mar 2014

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style this week include reports of a drop in UK clothing sales last month, an insight into Uniqlo's multi-pronged attack on the US market, and a new Calvin Klein licensing deal in India agreed between PVH Corp and Arvind.


J Crew silent on end to talks with Fast Retailing 19 Mar 2014

Michelle Russell

TPG Capital, part-owner of J Crew has declined to comment on reports Japanese retail group Fast Retailing has walked out on talks to acquire the US apparel and accessories retailer.

Latest blogs

Spotlight shines on Ethiopia sourcing 11 Mar 2014

Leonie Barrie

just-style turned the spotlight on Ethiopia last week, marking the release of a new research report looking at the country's emerging apparel and textile industry with additional insights into its rising potential for sourcing garments.

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