After an influx of shoppers to Uniqlo’s first Australian store at Melbourne’s Emporium building, the Japanese retail giant is looking to expand throughout the country with additional stores in both Sydney and Melbourne. While the dates remain unconfirmed, we now know that Uniqlo will be opening in Melbourne’s Chadstone Shopping Centre and North Ryde’s Macquarie Centre.
It’s public knowledge that the brand was negotiating a lease for the Macquarie space, along with Victoria’s Secret and Zara, but the agreement has now been confirmed. “We’re very excited to be bringing Uniqlo to two great new locations in Sydney, now adding the Macquarie Centre to the list,” said Uniqlo Australia CEO Shoichi Miyasaka, as reported by Time Out Sydney.
But unlike H&M, which recently announced its opening in the up-and-coming Macquarie Centre, Uniqlo still has plans to set up in Sydney CBD’s Pitt Street Mall as well. Shoichi seems to be taking mental notes on how Aussie customers are reacting to the brand’s affordable products, going off its existing Melbourne store and Sydney pop-up as indication. “Growing the brand in this market is obviously very important and from what we’ve seen so far, Australians have responded really well to our offering.”