TOKYO — Uniqlo, the Japanese cut-priced fashion brand, announced Tuesday it will open its first store in Denmark in the spring. It will be located in Copenhagen city center.
The news follows announcements earlier this year that Uniqlo will be launching in Sweden and the Netherlands this fall. Denmark will become the retailer’s ninth market in Europe. Uniqlo will also be entering the Indian market in the fall of 2019. Tadashi Yanai, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Fast Retailing Co. Ltd., Uniqlo’s parent company, has said his aim is to become the world’s number-one clothing retailer.
The first Uniqlo store in Copenhagen will be situated on the Strøget, one of Europe’s longest pedestrian avenues, in a historic building called Louises Hus, which dates back to the 1700s. The 15,000-square-foot store will occupy three levels in a part of the building that once housed a dress shop in the 1840s run by clothier Louise Christine Rasmussen, who later married Denmark’s King Fredrick VII. Both the facade and the interior of the store will feature elements from the building’s original classic style of architecture.
”We are pleased to be announcing our next phase of growth in Scandinavia with the launch of our first store in Denmark next year, on the renown Strøget in Copenhagen,” Taku Morikawa, ceo of Uniqlo Europe, was quoted as saying in a release. “We look forward to introducing the Uniqlo brand and our LifeWear concept to Danish customers, who appreciate well-designed, functional and high-quality clothes.”