Uniqlo PHL’s biggest store to open on Oct. 5

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UNIQLO will open its biggest store in the Philippines and Southeast Asia on Oct. 5.

In a statement, the Japanese apparel retailer said its Uniqlo Manila Global Flagship Store, which covers over a sales area of 4,000 square meters, is located at Glorietta 5 in Makati City.

“The new store will offer local and international customers a huge shopping area and a world-class immersive shopping experience featuring large visual displays and state-of-the-art design concepts. As with other Global Flagship Stores, the store will also showcase the full lineup of LifeWear for men, women, kids and babies,” Uniqlo said.

In preparation for the launch, Uniqlo started a nationwide campaign called “Our Future Is Here,” inviting customers to nominate Filipinos who they believe are “driving” Manila’s future in sports, film, music, culture, design, among others.

“The great success of Uniqlo in the Philippines is thanks to our customers here. The Our Future Is Here campaign is an exciting opportunity to deepen our connection with the city of Manila through our Global Flagship Store, to engage communities and celebrate the innovators who will shape its future,” John Jay, president for Global Creative at Uniqlo’s parent company, Fast Retailing Co. Ltd., was quoted as saying in the statement.

To participate in the campaign, customers can upload a photo of their nominee on Instagram, with the hashtags #UniqloManila and #OurFutureIsHere and tag @uniqlophofficial. The photo should include short text describing why the nominee is a future hero. Nominations will be accepted until July 15.