The Japanese apparel company Uniqlo has moved overseas.
With stores now in the US, UK, France, China, South Korea, and Hong Kong, Japan's answer to the Gap is on its way to conquering the world, one $9.99 three-pack of all-cotton underwear at a time.
In London, Uniqlo has thirteen stores in the metropolitan area.
The flagship store is located on Oxford Street.
Uniqlo got its start in Hiroshima, with company president and founder Tadashi Yanai selling goods from the back of a truck. The first store opened there; now there are over 750 stores worldwide.
Yanai, one of Japan's richest men, is worth in the billions of dollars.
Recently, the group announced that German luxury fashion designer Jil Sander had agreed to join the company to oversee men's and women's fashion as a "creative advisor."
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