TOKYO – Japanese fast-fashion retailer Uniqlo said Thursday that it will open its first store in Taiwan this fall.


The clothing chain, which is owned by Fast Retailing Co. Ltd., has been undergoing aggressive international expansion, particularly in  Asia. Other recent openings include locations in Singapore, Moscow and Shanghai.


The Taipei store will have a selling area of approximately 15,600 square feet and will be located in the Xin-yi area, one of Taiwan’s most prominent shopping neighborhoods. It will occupy the first basement level of the new Uni-President Hankyu Department Store, also  scheduled to open in the fall. The department store will be operated  by Uni-President Enterprises Corporation (UPEC).


“The Uniqlo Uni-President Hankyu Department Taipei Store will serve as a springboard to bring Japan’s leading brand…to customers in Taiwan  and to take the lead in another global marketplace,” the company said
in a press release.

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