Adding to the low-cost personal style revelation that Japanese retail giants Uniqlo will provide drably dressed Melburnians with 50 shades of grey sweaters to chose from when doors open at their first Australian flagship store on Lonsdale Street sometime in Autumn, Fairfax has apparently caught wind of where its fashionably late sister store in Sydney will sit.
The SMH, detailing a Dubai mall’s worth of current, projected and rumoured retail sites for the likes of H&M, Zara, Topshop and Topman, Forever 21, Muji and Marks & Spencer, has today let slip that Mid-City Centre, 420 Pitt Street is the official city address of Sydney’s first standalone Uniqlo outpost.
“We are very excited to be opening our first store in Melbourne, Australia,” said Uniqlo Australia chief executive Shoichi Miyasaka at the time of the Melbourne announcement. “The city is a great centre of style and we hope to make Uniqlo an essential stop for fashion-conscious Melbourne shoppers looking for high quality, affordable clothes.”
“Our goal is to build a loyal customer base by offering every visitor the outstanding level of customer service that Uniqlo is known for within Japan, in a comfortable and welcoming shopping environment.”
The same article reports that collaboration-prone Swedish purveyors of highly affordable, on-trend business shirts, H&M, will occupy three levels on George Street, Sydney and Macquarie Centre, North Ryde and are rumoured to open on Queen Street Mall in Brisbane.