The new store, measuring a total of 1,580 square meters, will offer LifeWear for men, women, and kids across four levels. UNIQLO Kungsträdgården will occupy the building known as Sweden House (Sverigehuset). Designed by Stockholm-born Sven Gottfried Markelius, one of the most important Swedish modernist architects, Sweden House was completed in 1969. The new store will feature elements from the original architecture.
"We are extremely honored and proud to be launching in Sweden in 2018, the year of the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Sweden," said Tadashi Yanai, Chairman, President & CEO, Fast Retailing. "Our entry will mark the company's first presence in the Nordic Region, and it also reflects our ongoing plans to expand our business throughout Europe. As one of the world's most innovative nations, Sweden has an appreciation for technology and design, as well as for leading a modern lifestyle. I hope the Swedish public will embrace our LifeWear concept and make it their own," he added.
Prior to the new establishment UNIQLO has collaborated with prominent Swedish designers, such as Almedahls, Petra Börner, Nina Jobs, and Bengt & Lotta, Lisa Larson and 10-gruppen.
“It has been a pleasure to be a part of UNIQLOs journey to Sweden and we are very happy about their decision to open their first Scandinavian flagship store in Stockholm. It will further strengthen Sweden´s position as the leading retail market in the Nordics” says Ulrika Cederskog Sundling, EVP Invest & Region Sweden at Business Sweden.
UNIQLO is a Japanese clothing retailer founded in 1949. The company has stores in Asia, Europe and the United States. Employing more than 30 000 people and more than 1900 stores making it the world's third largest clothing retailer after Spanish Inditex and Swedish H&M.
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