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It is happening, and it= Uniqlo. The much-loved, much-absent-in-Chicago retailer is opening its first Midwest store (and second largest in the U.S.) at 830 North Michigan Avenue next fall.
So why the move to Chicago, at long last? We offer this press-release-perfect explanation (from, yes, the press release): "Chicago is a global city that's home to some of the finest cultural and sports institutions in the world, and we are thrilled to join the city's rich landscape," said Larry Meyer, C.E.O. of Uniqlo USA. "We look forward to bringing our innovative, high-quality apparel, world class customer service and modern, bright store aesthetic to the people of Chicago."
The brand specializes in casual clothing for men, women, and children. It slings everything from jeans to linen shirts, Supima cotton t-shirts, and those famous ultra-light down jackets.
· Uniqlo [Official Site]