Uniqlo’s Big Moment

When it opens to the public on Friday, in two days, Uniqlo’s new uptown store will be its largest in the world at 89,000 square feet. Anything of that magnitude deserves a party. Just sent to us, here are the latest details of Uniqlo’s blow-out launch event tomorrow night, summed up…

  • After its memorable pop-­up shops, glowing moveable cubes, and roller rink at the High Line, Uniqlo follows up its Soho location with an even grander uptown location at 666 Fifth Avenue (53rd Street).


  • Attendees of Thursday night’s launch party will get a preview of the space, but participate in a traditional Japanese sake barrel breaking.

  • Along with founder and CEO Tadashi Yanai, Susan Sarandon is listed among the special guests, probably because she’s the face of their Made for All ad campaign, as is Laura Linney, John Leguizamo, Glee’s Darren Criss, Tumblr founder David Karp, jazz musician Esperanza Spalding,.

  • Musical guests include Santigold, James Murphy, Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, and soul singer Sharon Jones.

  • A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place promptly at noon on Friday, at which point hordes of eager shoppers will presumably swarm the place as skinny jeans are marked down to $9.90.

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