The Japanese-owned brand launched in the US in 2005 and now aims to have 200 stores in North America by 2027. Uniqlo also announced that it expects existing stores in the region to see double-digit sales growth.

Uniqlo already has more than 2,400 stores worldwide, include 53 existing stores in the US and 19 in Canada.

The new US stores will be based in Washington, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York. In Canada the new stores will be located in Toronto, Calgary and Ottawa.

Uniqlo reported significant growth in North America in the financial year ending 31 August 2023, as its owner Fast Retailing reported record annual profit with international revenue accounting for more than 50% of total revenue for the company for the first time.

Uniqlo’s North America CEO Daisuke Tsykagoshi said in a statement: “We couldn’t be more excited to enter the next phase of our North American expansion plan and serve more customers in the US and Canada. Stores are the heartbeat of our business, where we can engage with our local communities, hear directly from our customers, and best understand their needs to continue to improve and perfect our products. We’re looking forward to a big year ahead.”

Uniqlo cited recent success with its popular mini shoulder bag and recent designer collaborations, including tie-ins with Anya Hindmarch, Mame Kurogouchi and JW Anderson, as it announced the expansion in the US and Canada.

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