Cooler temperatures boosted sales of seasonal autumn and winter clothing

Cooler temperatures boosted sales of seasonal autumn and winter clothing

Casual clothing retailer Uniqlo saw sales at its Japanese stores rise in October as cooler temperatures boosted sales of seasonal autumn and winter clothing.

The Fast Retailing-owned chain said same store sales increased 10.5% year-on-year, while sales at its own stores grew by 13.3%. Total sales, including online sales, were up 13.9%. 

Uniqlo opened 12 new stores and closed eight in October. The month also saw the opening of its global flagship store in Osaka.