Uniqlo confirms opening date of fifth Victorian store

UNIQLO Australia_EastlandJapanese retailer Uniqlo has announced it will open its fifth store in Victoria on December 14 at Highpoint Shopping Centre in Melbourne.

The 867 sqm store will offer shoppers in Melbourne’s western suburbs the global chain’s full line-up of apparel for men, women, kids and babies just in time for Christmas.

Kenji Tsuji, chief operating officer at Uniqlo Australia, said they have seen high demand for a Uniqlo store at Highpoint Shopping Centre and it was important to open before the busy Christmas and summer period.

Uniqlo will also launch on the same day its new range of Star Star Wars UT T-shirts, coinciding with the launch of the new “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” movie.

The store will be situated alongside a range of international and Australian brands.

Uniqlo Highpoint will mark the retailer’s 14th store in Australia. Uniqlo’s other Victorian stores are located at Emporium Shopping Centre, Chadstone Shopping Centre, Eastland Shopping Centre and Pacific Werribee Shopping Centre.

Uniqlo parent Fast Retailing has had record revenue and profit levels for its latest trading year, to August 31.

Consolidated revenue reached ¥1.8619 trillion (US$16.6 trillion), up 4.2 per cent year on year, the operating profit soared 38.6 per cent to  ¥176.4 billion while profit attributable to the owners ballooned 148.2 per cent to ¥119.2 billion.
Net profit expanded by 2.5 times mainly because of profit gains by Uniqlo International.

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