Uniqlo, the Japanese fashion retailer and one of Zara's main competitors, will open its first store in Madrid in the fall of this year, the multinational said in a statement.
Specifically, Uniqlo's first store in the Spanish capital will be located in the middle of the city's 'golden mile', specifically at number 6 on Goya Street, one of the most prestigious shopping centers in the capital.
The new store, which will occupy the mythical local Garden of Serrano and is located near the flagship of Amancio Ortega on Serrano Street, has a commercial area of 1,590 square meters that are distributed on two floors, where the Japanese school will offer a complete line of innovative, functional and high quality garments for women, men and children.
The executive director of Uniqlo Europe, Taku Morikawa, has highlighted the dynamism of the Spanish market, as well as the good health of the brand in Spain. «The arrival in the city of Madrid is an important milestone in Uniqlo's European expansion plan. The capital of Madrid connects with the different cultures and traditions of the country and is an excellent location to continue introducing our LifeWear philosophy ».
For his part, the director of operations of Uniqlo Spain, Kohsuke Kobayashi, said that "Spanish consumers appreciate the innovative proposal of simple and constantly perfected clothing with the aim of improving their lives." "This new opening demonstrates our commitment to respond to a growing demand for functional and quality clothing with affordable prices," he said.
With the landing in Madrid, the Japanese firm strengthens its presence in the European market, where it currently operates more than 90 stores in nine markets: the United Kingdom, France, Russia, Belgium, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark. In addition, the brand will open its first store in Italy this fall.
Uniqlo came to Spain with the opening of its first store in September 2017 in Barcelona, where the Japanese company currently has two stores. .