the adventures of yoshi

Uniqlo Flagship Store Opening NYC Recap

Posted in Events by yoshi on October 15, 2011

Last Thursday evening we celebrated the opening of Uniqlo‘s flagship store right here in NYC on 5th Ave. I was amazed at how HUGE the new store was! Over 89,000 square feet, it is the largest Uniqlo in the world! Upon arrival, we were ushered into the store and up the escalators where we took in a view of multiple floors of product. Japanese guests gave their respects to Uniqlo staff, bowing and shaking hands – an awesome sight.

We walked around the store and I was just in awe of how much product Uniqlo has, the fall/winter collection is definitely very affordable – their Japanese selvedge denim was marked at $9.90?!?!?! (Just for one day however lol!). I saw a few peacoats that I’m going to get my hands on when I go back!

There were large containers full of sake for the ceremonial sake blessing as the owner of Uniqlo, alongside Susan Sarandon, made a toast to the new store and all its guests. We drank the smooth sake from wooden “glasses” – the aroma was beautiful! Bumped into a lot of friends and also made some new ones!

Aside from the fire alarm that went off, the celebration went off perfectly and all the guests left with smiles on their faces and a few souvenirs =)

CONGRATULATIONS UNIQLO AND THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME BE A PART OF THE FAMILY!

SAKE FILLED!

HEAT TECH "STATION"

TEEEEHEHEHE

SAKE SAKE SAKE!

CHRISTIAN WOLFE (UNIQLO) - THE MAN BEHIND "VOICES OF NEW YORK" - LOVE HIM!

COATS GALOOOOORE

I COULDN'T FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET TO OTHER FLOORS HAHAHA!

SANTIGOLD PERFORMED... I MISSED IT =X

JEFF!!! (SELECTISM/HIGH SNOB) HAVEN'T SEEN HIM IN YEAAARRRSS - LOVE HIM TOO =) AND HIS BUDDY T

!!!!!

MR. WILLIAM YAN LOOKING ALL SNAZZY! ❤

THE CREW ❤ WILL, DANIEL AND HIS FIANCE!

THE LEGENDARY SHAIL UPADHYA

WENDY (NITROLICIOUS.COM)!!!! AND MY RED FACE

ORION!!! (NO BEANIE!)

FINALLYYYYY SAKE TIME! KOMPEII!

JOHN AND PHIL (W+K)

PO (FRESHNESS MAG)

JEFF LOVES SAKE

JEFF WITH THE LOVELY MEN OF COOLHUNTING.COM: EVAN AND JOSH ❤ ❤ ❤

JOSE (JO-SAY) OF COOLHUNTING <3"

THANK YOU UNIQLO!!!

Oh yea! This is what I wore – in true Uniqlo support! =)

Uniqlo Flannel | Uniqlo Denim | Doc Martens

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  1. Luis Barahona said, on October 15, 2011 at 12:42 PM

    Awesome, I live in Jersey, but tastes usually lie in NYC, super stoked!!! All the best…

  2. […] to make the trip over to the new Uniqlo again, this time to shop shop shop! I ended up purchasing a wool peacoat for $99 and 4 pairs of […]

  3. andrea nina said, on October 19, 2011 at 11:45 AM

    so cool…congrats yoshi!


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