Friday, June 8, 2012


Press Release

UNIQLO Opens Largest Store to Date at Bugis+

UNIQLO Bugis+ Artist Perspective (Photo courtesy of UNIQLO)

Singapore - UNIQLO, Japan’s No. 1 Casual Wear Brand, continues to expand its presence in Singapore with the upcoming opening of its’ largest store to date. UNIQLO Bugis+ opened its doors to the public on June 8, 2012.

Located in connecting units at Level 1 and 2, this latest UNIQLO outlet is a double-storey that spans an area of approximately 20,000 square feet with an in-store escalator that joins the two levels. Following the recent success of the Parkway Parade opening where 450 customers queued up early on before the store opened, UNIQLO Bugis+ will be the brand’s 7th store and its first street-level shop in Singapore.

Situated in the Central Business District, Bugis+ (formerly known as Iluma) is within the prominent shopping area of Bugis district which caters to a sizeable number of students, youths and young professionals. An iconic building known for its architecture, the façade of the mall features a crystal mesh frontage, highlighting its motif of light and illumination.

UNIQLO Spring/Summer 2012 collection

Currently undergoing asset enhancement work, tenants at Level 1 and 2 consisting of various brands, including UNIQLO, are expected to begin trading in June this year. Bugis+ is right across Bugis Junction, another go-to shopping locale in the area, and is connected via a link bridge.

According to Mr. Satoshi Onoguchi, Managing Director of UNIQLO (Singapore) Pte Ltd and UNIQLO Malaysia Sdn Bhd, “We are excited to be able to open a UNIQLO store in Bugis+ and one that is the largest store in Singapore to date. Being located at the Bugis area makes the place very ideal as the district is a key shopping destination. This is in line with UNIQLO’s continuation of its global expansion plans by opening more stores in strategic locations.”

Bugis+ Shopping Centre (Photo by Eva Fydrych)

“UNIQLO’s presence there will make the brand even more accessible to people especially the younger set. We see a lot of the mix and match fashion among the teens that hang around the Bugis area, hence UNIQLO opening in the area complements our philosophy since the crowd has a very street style and mix and match vibe which is what UNIQLO is about,” he added.

With a larger floor space and a full selection of the brand’s casual wear staples, UNIQLO Bugis+ is certainly set to be a go-to destination for the area’s shopping crowd.
Source: UNIQLO

Bugis+ Opening Preview on 6th June (Photo courtesy of UNIQLO)

Store opening on 8th June (Photo courtesy of UNIQLO)

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