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Uniqlo to Open Flagship Store in Chicago Friday

The new location on the Magnificent Mile is the first Midwest store

The Japanese retail store Uniqlo is set to open its flagship store — and second largest store — in Chicago on Friday.

The opening will include giveaways, prizes, deals and a performance, the company wrote on its website.

UNIQLO will give away tote bags to the first 1,000 people at the store as well as 100% cashmere scarves to the first 200 people in line.

Customers who make a $50+ purchase will receive a free t-shirt.

The 60,000-square-foot store is located at 830 N. Michigan Ave. on the Magnificent Mile. It will be the second largest store after the Fifth Avenue location in New York.

Uniqlo sells casual attire, including sweaters, scarves and jeans, as well as sportswear for men, women and children.

"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, CEO of Uniqlo USA.

Uniqlo currently has more than 40 stores in the U.S., but the Chicago location will be its first in the Midwest. Worldwide, there are at least 1,600 Uniqlo stores.

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