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Uniqlo might open Toronto store in 2016

Posted by Derek Flack / March 26, 2014

Uniqlo TorontoUniqlo might (finally) be on its way to Toronto according to a report in The Financial Post. The Japanese clothing retailer has long been on the city's list of most coveted shops, but the waiting has been in vain up until now. The Post cites industry sources, who reveal that the first location is destined for a 35,000 square foot space in Yorkdale Mall should everything go according to plan. Following its arrival, Uniqlo would reportedly look to open both mall and street-front locations in the Toronto area.

Yorkdale is a rather obvious destination for the fashion retailer, which has beefed up its US presence in previous years. Not only is the mall expanding (yet again), but it's increasingly become a destination for big name American and international brands over the last half decade, with the arrival of J. Crew, Anthropologie, Top Shop and Massimo Dutti (to name only a few). Uniqlo would certainly fit this trend and likely increase the fashion stature of the mall with a flagship location.

Now if we could just get a Trader Joe's...



TamaleMcdonald / March 26, 2014 at 12:18 pm
Same shit different face
LC / March 26, 2014 at 12:29 pm
Yesss finally! Too bad there isn't one closer downtown right off the bat.
deezee / March 26, 2014 at 12:43 pm
Trader Joe's, that would be nice. Should have a poll of stores, restaurants, etc that should come to southern Ontario. Mostly just The Cheesecake Factory. :)
kioch / March 26, 2014 at 01:02 pm
Perry Como / March 26, 2014 at 01:06 pm
I want Honest eds to expand
gonzo / March 26, 2014 at 01:06 pm
Thank God. Now I don't have to go to New York to buy some cheap crap made by slave children/
Merry Wongker replying to a comment from gonzo / March 26, 2014 at 01:09 pm
cheap crap that beats h&m, gap, and a whole bunch of stuff. Also cheap crap that is fairly well designed. Uniqlo is the ikea of apparel.
Kelly / March 26, 2014 at 01:17 pm
I'd kill for a Simon's in the 416. I know there's one opening at Sherway, but since it would take me around 2 hours each way to get there by transit, I might as well go to Montreal for the weekend. A Trader Joe's would be fantastic though!
stacey replying to a comment from Kelly / March 26, 2014 at 01:29 pm
No need to threaten or kill for a Simons there's one going in Square One or at snot the 416 your referring to?
Tee / March 26, 2014 at 01:36 pm
Uniqlo rocks. Love Simons. Love Trader Joe's. Bring 'em all!
Mr Fashion Star / March 26, 2014 at 01:39 pm
Nooooo, now I won't feel special wearing Uniqlo in Toronto anymore.
Joey / March 26, 2014 at 02:17 pm
Yes. Yes! YES!!
Joey / March 26, 2014 at 02:37 pm
NNOOOOOO!!!!! not toronto! time to find a new brand to shop from.
it was fun being amongst the few wearing uniqlo in toronto.
yallgonnagetsuckered / March 26, 2014 at 02:51 pm
for people expecting to get some awesome prices similar to prices in America. think again. you'll be paying more.
Alana / March 26, 2014 at 03:31 pm
& other Stories! please!
iSkyscraper / March 26, 2014 at 05:00 pm

Now where's our Apple flagship?
Logikol / March 26, 2014 at 06:04 pm
Can't wait! No more going to NYC just to shop at Uniqlo!

? replying to a comment from iSkyscraper / March 27, 2014 at 12:54 am
Why do we need an Apple "flagship"? What is there that you can't already buy in the existing stores?
MH / March 27, 2014 at 10:10 am
Yorkdale shopping centre.. The Mecca of douche, and lack of creativity. Where great things get ruined by mass consumption!
Ash replying to a comment from yallgonnagetsuckered / March 27, 2014 at 12:30 pm
The American store is really overpriced too, unfortunately. Selection isn't as good, either.
sezme replying to a comment from UniWho? / April 25, 2014 at 06:28 pm
Well, it's kind of like the Gap if the Gap were a whole lot better than it actually is. Better prices, size selection (at least if you're smallish), better choice of colours, better fabrics, lots of great underwear and socks. That kind of thing.
Fishcheeks / May 9, 2014 at 09:56 pm
I'll tell you what the excitement is: cheap clothes brilliantly designed for cold climates. Their summer stuff is good, too, but for winter clothes they're unbeatable. For families who need to outfit several kids in new parkas every year, they're a godsend. Warm woollies and long underwear! When's the last time you saw long underwear at the Gap or H&M?
J replying to a comment from deezee / July 10, 2014 at 10:37 am
If you go to Hudson's Bay at Queen & Yonge they have cheesecake factory cheesecake in the downstairs cafe.
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