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A general view of the atmosphere at the Uniqlo Store Opening on April 11, 2014 in Berlin, Germany.
Clothing store Uniqlo plans to open its first store in Chicago -- and the Midwest -- next fall.
The flagship location of the hip Japanese casual wear brand, to be located at 830 N. Michigan Ave., will be the chain's second largest store in the United States, after its New York flagship on Fifth Avenue
“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,” UNIQLO USA CEO Larry Meyer said. “We look forward to bringing our innovative, high-quality apparel, world class customer service and modern, bright store aesthetic to the people of Chicago.”
Meyer said the store will begin recruiting at all levels with open positions posted here.
Uniqlo has 21 stores in the Northeast and San Francisco Bay area. It plans to continue its expansion this fall with openings in the Boston, Los Angeles and Philadelphia areas.