Finally! That’s the reaction most of our followers said, when we announced on our Twitter, that the Japanese high street brand, Uniqlo, is finally going to open their first store in Indonesia.
Indeed, the retail scene in our country will be very exciting this year with the arrival of some new international brands. I’m sure you’ve heard of the big names that will make their way here: H&M, Sephora, Benefit Cosmetics and Victoria Secret, which just opened their first store in Plaza Senayan this week, the biggest in South East Asia. Well with the fast-growing economy and the size of our middle class which is geting larger and larger, it’s not that surprising Uniqlo is included in the list of brands eager to give more shopping alternatives to the spending-happy Indonesians.
Those of you who have traveled to Singapore must be familiar with this brand that belongs to Fast Retailing Group, the leading global Japanese retail holding company. Uniqlo is famous for offering good-quality, casual and basic items at an affordable price. It has been confirmed by Uniqlo Indonesia that they will be bringing these items at more or less the same price as Singapore. So really, there’s no more reason to shop there when their store is open!
As an example, Uniqlo leggings and jeggings, that fits nice and gives you slimmer silhouette, will retail for IDR 249,000. Their premium linen shirts will be priced the same too and I have seen these shirts in real life, they really are in good quality! One of my favorites from Uniqlo is their AIRsm line, made from ultra-fine fibers that regulate the circulation of air, giving you a cool and “sweat-free” effect when wearing it. I was so excited to know that the AIRism tank tops will be available here for IDR 99,000 a piece! If you’re a fan of their UT line (stands for Uniqlo T-shirts), these will also be available in a wide range of choices; from Disney to Snoopy to Hello Kitty, and will start from IDR 129,000.
Now here comes the big question: when will it open and where is the store going to be located? The folks at Fast Retailing Group were quite mysterious about the answer. All we were told was that there will be a Uniqlo’s Fashion Night Out event on February 13 and the store location will be revealed then. However, rumor has it that Uniqlo’s first store will most likely be opened in Kota Kasablanka, though we are unable to confirm whether this is true or not.
Anyway, regardless of the “mystery”, are you excited about this news? Which items will you be getting first when Uniqlo finally opened its store?