Japanese retailer Uniqlo coming to Boston in July

Uniqlo , a casual wear designer, manufacturer and retailer out of Japan, is headed to the Hub. Photo: Creative Commons
Uniqlo — a casual wear designer, manufacturer and retailer out of Japan — is headed to the Hub.
Credit: Creative Commons

Japanese clothing retailer Uniqlo, which is known for its sale of everyday wardrobe basics, is set to open six stores in the Greater Boston region, the company confirmed Wednesday.

A pop-up shop is expected to open at Faneuil Hall’s South Market building in early July, with permanent locations to open at the Natick Mall and The Mall at Chestnut Hill on Aug. 29, the Boston Globe reported.

More locations will open at The Northshore Mall, Legacy Place and on Newbury Street.

The company’s U.S. CEO Larry Meyer released a statement Wednesday, saying the company was pleased to introduce the Uniqlo experience to Boston.

“Proud of their city’s importance in American history, and winning sports traditions, Bostonians have high expectations. We believe our everyday basics of exceptional value and functional apparel will delight them and contribute meaningfully to their lives,” Meyer said.

The global retailer has more than 1,300 locations, including spots in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and California.

Uniqlo is not the first major oversea retailer to recently announce its expansion to Boston. European retailer Primark said last month it will make its U.S. debut with a store at the former Filene’s site in Boston. That store is expected to open in late 2015.

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