ROME-BOUND: After testing the waters in Italy with the primary flagship opened in 2019 in Milan, Uniqlo is able to double down within the nation, opening its second outpost in Rome.
As a consequence of be unveiled within the spring, the shop shall be situated contained in the storied Galleria Alberto Sordi on By way of del Corso, one of many key procuring thoroughfares in Rome. The unit covers about 14,000 sq. toes over three tales and can carry the Japanese retailer’s males’s, girls’s and children’ put on collections.
“It’s an honor for us to open within the capital of Italy, a metropolis with such a powerful cultural heritage, and improve our presence within the Italian market with a retailer within the Galleria Alberto Sordi, an vital retail location that first opened 100 years in the past,” mentioned Mark Barnatovic, chief working officer of Uniqlo Italy.
“We stay up for providing our Uniqlo LifeWear, attire that’s created from our Japanese values of high quality, simplicity and longevity and helps enhance individuals’s day by day lives, to Uniqlo followers and prospects in Italy in addition to guests from overseas,” he added.
Teasing the upcoming opening and prepping the grounds for its retail debut in Rome, Uniqlo has launched a devoted touchdown web page on its web site that particulars a variety of cultural actions that the retailer has linked with.
They embody, amongst others, tie-ups with Rome’s MAXXI, the Museum of the Arts for the twenty first Century; Romadiffusa, a undertaking by inventive company BLA_Studio geared at spotlighting sudden corners and scorching spots of the town; charity initiatives spearheaded by Ridaje, targeted on enhancing the town’s greenery, and Fondazione Progetto Arca Onlus, supporting homeless individuals.
As of October, Uniqlo’s European enterprise counted 70 shops throughout 10 international locations. The Japanese retailer entered the continent in 2001, when it opened its first retailer within the U.Okay. the place it now counts 17 shops, adopted by France, the place it landed in 2007 and has since opened 26 shops. Moreover, Uniqlo has 10 shops in Germany and a presence in Belgium, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands, Denmark and Poland.