"japan's fast retailing (9983.T: quote, profile, research) posted 28 percent growth in nine-month operating profit on thursday, buoyed by robust sales at its uniqlo casual clothing chain, and lifted its full-year forecast for the third time. the company represents one of the few bright spots among major domestic retailers, with uniqlo attracting price-conscious shoppers amid japan's worst recession since world war two."
- reuters tokyo (9 july 2009)
famed parisian boutique, colette, will house a small uniqlo concept store commencing 31 august, ahead of the mass-market label's opéra flagship unveiling later in the autumn. it already opened a pop-up store in the marais district earlier this month. a limited edition cashmere sweater with "from tokyo to colette" stitched on the front will be on offer.