Fast Retailing

Uniqlo Airism mask

Social Impact

Fast Retailing Donates 1 Million Masks to Refugees

The announcement marks the latest development in a decade-long partnership with the UNHCR.

clock February 24, 2021Kelly Wetherille

Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi

Retail

Amid Renewed State of Emergency, January Sales in Japan are Mixed

Department stores continued to suffer from a lack of customers, including those from overseas, while low-priced stores fared better

clock February 2, 2021Kelly Wetherille

UT x Musée du Louvre

Sportswear

Uniqlo Signs Four-Year Partnership With the Louvre

The agreement will launch with a series of UT T-shirts and will also include sponsorship of some museum programs and events.

clock January 28, 2021Kelly Wetherille

Shingo Kunieda

Social Impact

Fast Retailing Joins Global Initiative to Target Disability Inclusion

The Uniqlo parent has signed on to the Valuable 500, following in the footsteps of over 400 companies worldwide

clock January 21, 2021Kelly Wetherille

Uniqlo Tokyo

Financial

Fast Retailing’s Q1 Net Slips 0.7%, Operating Profit Grows

The COVID-19 pandemic negatively affected sales from Uniqlo International, but performance from Uniqlo Japan was strong.

clock January 14, 2021Kelly Wetherille

Theory RTW Spring 2021

Markets

Theory Taps Emmanuel Stern as CEO of European Business

Most recently, he was co-ceo of The Kooples.

clock December 28, 2020Lisa Lockwood

Social Impact

EXCLUSIVE: Fast Retailing Foundation Launches Scholarship Program

Up to 10 students will receive a full ride to graduate programs at top fashion and schools.

clock December 17, 2020Kelly Wetherille

Teyana Taylor

Fashion Features

Teyana Taylor Exclusively Chats PrettyLittleThing Creative Director Role, Reflects on the Year

The entertainer will release her first collection in January.

clock December 16, 2020Ryma Chikhoune

Takashimaya Shinjuku

Retail

Department Stores in Japan Continued to Struggle in November

A lack of international travelers has taken away a lucrative market for Japanese retailers

clock December 11, 2020Kelly Wetherille

Re.Uniqlo recycled down jacket

Business

Fast Retailing Recognized for Social and Environmental Efforts

The company was included in two major environmental, social and governance indices for the first time ever, and others for consecutive years

clock November 26, 2020Kelly Wetherille

A look from J Brand.

Denim

J Brand Shifts to Direct-to-Consumer Model

The brand will be sold through Fast Retailing’s Theory and Uniqlo stores, starting with the summer 2021 collection.

clock November 11, 2020Lisa Lockwood

Uniqlo Tokyo

Financial

Fast Retailing’s Full-Year Profit and Sales Fall Due to COVID-19

The Uniqlo parent predicts a turnaround in its current fiscal year, particularly in the second half.

clock October 15, 2020Kelly Wetherille

Takashimaya Shinjuku

Retail

Japan’s Retail Sales Remain Lows as GDP Nosedives

A continued lack of international travelers to the country and a stifling heat wave negatively impacted August sales.

clock September 10, 2020Kelly Wetherille

Lingerie brands female founders

Fashion Scoops

Lingerie Brands Support Female-Owned and Operated Businesses

Smart & Sexy, Curvy Couture, ThirdLove and Pepper are just some of the innerwear firms awarding grants to female-founded and female-run companies.

clock July 31, 2020Kellie Ell

Sarah-Linh Tran and Christophe Lemaire

Business Features

EXCLUSIVE: Lemaire Starts Expansion Drive With New Stores and E-commerce

Building new headquarters on the Place des Vosges, the brand is expanding at home and in Asia, aiming to double sales in the next two years.

clock July 13, 2020Mimosa Spencer

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Beauty

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clock March 4, 2021Tiffany Ap

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