Uniqlo same-store sales grew 15% in January

Uniqlo same-store sales grew 15% in January

Fast Retailing has booked an increase in sales at its Japanese Uniqlo stores in January, after winter clothing and items featured in its advertising campaigns sold well.

Same-store sales grew 15% during the month, compared to the same period last year. Sales at the casual clothing chain's own stores (which include new ones that are less than a year old) increased by 8.4%. 

Total sales, including online sales, were up 18% year-on-year. 

Uniqlo closed seven stores in January, taking its total number of direct-run stores to 832.