UNIQLO Canada has confirmed their first store in the Vancouver-area at Metropolis at Metrotown will open October 6, 2017 at 10 a.m.
The store, measuring 20,800 square feet, will offer the brand’s full range of core items of men, women, kids and babies.
The two-level store is located near MUJI, surrounding the Grand Court at Metropolis at Metrotown.
To celebrate the opening of the store at Metropolis at Metrotown, UNIQLO will launch a brand campaign called “Natural Union.” Inspired by the Lower Mainland’s signature contrast of natural and urban environments, and merging of cultures from around the world, the campaign celebrates the contradictions that make up the Vancouver lifestyle, and presents how UNIQLO LifeWear forms its own “Natural Union” with Vancouverites.
UNIQLO Metrotown grand opening details
Opening date: Friday, October 6, 2017 at 10 a.m.
Location: 4800 Kingsway, Burnaby, Metropolis at Metrotown
Friday, October 6, 2017: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Monday to Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thanksgiving Day: Monday, October 9: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
First UNIQLO in Metro Vancouver
“The launch of UNIQLO in British Columbia represents another major milestone for us, as Canada continues to be an important focus for the company globally. This country’s cultural and climatic diversity represents the perfect platform for UNIQLO and our philosophy of LifeWear,” said Yasuhiro Hayashi, chief operating officer of UNIQLO Canada.
“We are extremely excited to share UNIQLO with the people of Vancouver and surrounding areas and introduce them to how our high quality, comfortable and functional clothing can help improve their everyday lives. With the opportunity for outdoor adventures to world-class amenities, we hope that Vancouverites will embrace UNIQLO’s versatile and stylish everyday clothes that cater to their active lifestyle.”
The Metrotown store will be UNIQLO’s third store in Canada, and comes one year after their Canadian debut in Toronto. Since its beginnings in Japan in 1984, UNIQLO has grown to over 1,800 stores worldwide.
It has been rumoured that UNIQLO is also looking for a downtown Vancouver location, and that the retailer may move into a new retail space proposed to replace the rotunda at Pacific Centre.
UNIQLO founder Tadashi Yanai sat down with the Globe and Mail in 2016 after the opening of their first Toronto store, and said he believed that Canada could eventually support up to 100 stores.
“We tend to do a better job on the West Coast (with our U.S. stores). The West Coast is closer geographically to Asia,” said Yanai.