Uniqlo in the spring will open an 8,000-square-foot unit at the Mall at Bay Plaza, its first store in the Bronx. Since opening its inaugural U.S. store in 2006 in SoHo, the Japanese retailer has unveiled locations on Fifth Avenue and Broadway, and has been operating a pop-up shop in Times Square. There are also stores in Brooklyn and Queens. A unit at the Staten Island Mall was shuttered in 2016.
The retailer’s Bronx store will feature Life Wear for men, women and kids, and the brand’s products made with innovative fabric technologies such as Ultra Light Down and Airism, which has quick-drying and anti-odor properties. The store will also sell jeans made from authentic Japanese Kaihara denim, premium French linen shirts, and other essentials.