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UNIQLO to Open its First Store in Downtown Los Angeles at The Bloc this Fall

Aug 8, 2018

Los Angeles – Global apparel retailer UNIQLO will open a new store this fall at The Bloc, a vibrant, open-air shopping and entertainment destination located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. The 12,000 square-foot store will occupy two floors on the corner of 7th and Flower Streets and will be the brand’s first store in Downtown L.A. among nine other locations in the region. The new store will offer LifeWear for men, women, and kids.  LifeWear is the UNIQLO commitment to creating perfect clothing that meets the needs of everyone’s daily lifestyles.  High quality, functional, affordable and constantly being improved, LifeWear is available in a variety of colors and designs for people of all ages.

“We are thrilled to be joining The Bloc on iconic 7th Street in LA, a true destination of inspiration, community, and connection that is reinventing the shopping experience,” said Hiroshi Taki, UNIQLO USA CEO.  “As a brand that aims to improve everyday life through clothing, we look forward to reflecting the mission of The Bloc by serving the diverse, creative, and energetic lifestyles of Downtown Los Angeles with our unparalleled customer experience and innovative apparel that is made for all.”

Today UNIQLO has more than 2,000 stores in 19 markets worldwide, including 47 stores in the U.S. Since opening its first store in Hiroshima in 1984, UNIQLO has created apparel that comes from the Japanese values of simplicity, quality, and longevity, featuring universal designs, supreme fit and comfort with the aim to improve the daily lives of its customers.

Jeff Kanne, President and CEO of National Real Estate Advisors, LLC, said: “We welcome UNIQLO to our outstanding roster of tenants, which further positions The Bloc as one of the leading retail and entertainment centers in the city, an important anchor to downtown’s ongoing transformation, and a prominent destination for shoppers, office workers, and visitors.” National’s INDURE Build-to-Core Fund owns The Bloc, the largest mixed-use site in downtown Los Angeles.

The new store at The Bloc will carry collections for men, women and kids, including the brand’s iconic products made with innovative fabric technologies, like Ultra Light Down – warm, light jackets that pack neatly into a pouch – and AIRism, designed with quick-drying and anti-odor properties. The store will also offer jeans developed at the Jeans Innovation Center in L.A. – an R&D facility dedicated to perfecting the 3 F’s of denim – fabric, fit, and finish – while incorporating sustainable processing and production methods through state of the art technology and techniques. The new store will also offer in-store services, including complimentary alterations on pants over $19.90, and pick-ups of online orders.

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About UNIQLO and Fast Retailing

UNIQLO is a brand of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., a leading global Japanese retail holding company that designs, manufactures and sells clothing under seven main brands: Comptoir des Cotonniers, GU, Helmut Lang, J Brand, Princesse tam.tam, Theory, and UNIQLO. With global sales of approximately 1.8619 trillion yen for the 2017 fiscal year ending August 31, 2017 (US $16.87 billion, calculated in yen using the end of August 2017 rate of $1 = 110.4 yen), Fast Retailing is one of the world’s largest apparel retail companies, and UNIQLO is Japan’s leading specialty retailer.

UNIQLO continues to open large-scale stores in some of the world’s most important cities and locations, as part of its ongoing efforts to solidify its status as a truly global brand. Today the company has more than 2,000 stores in 19 markets worldwide including Japan, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, U.K. and the U.S. In addition, Grameen UNIQLO, a social business established in Bangladesh in September 2010, currently operates several Grameen UNIQLO stores in Dhaka. UNIQLO manages an integrated business model under which it designs, manufactures, markets and sells high-quality, casual apparel. The company believes that truly great clothes should be supremely comfortable, feature universal designs, are of high quality and offer a superb fit to everyone who wears them.

With a corporate statement committed to changing clothes, changing conventional wisdom and change the world, Fast Retailing is dedicated to creating great clothing with new and unique value to enrich the lives of people everywhere. For more information about UNIQLO and Fast Retailing, please visit www.uniqlo.com and www.fastretailing.com.

About The Bloc

Located on a full city block in the heart of downtown Los Angeles between Hope and Flower streets, The Bloc is the city’s largest mixed-use site, comprised of a 420,000 square-foot, open-air urban retail center; a 722,000-square foot office tower; and a luxury 496-room Sheraton Grand hotel. Owned by National Real Estate Advisors’ INDURE Build-to-Core Fund, The Bloc is completing a $250 million enhancement, an important component to downtown’s ongoing revitalization. It encompasses unique shops, premier retailers, restaurants, entertainment venues, upscale hospitality and prime LEED-certified office space. Originally built in 1973 by architect Charles Luckman, the redevelopment is anchored by a fully-renovated Macy’s flagship store and a new Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, as well as the completely refurbished Sheraton Grand Los Angeles and the upgraded 33-story, Class-A office building. The Bloc also features a direct connection to the 7th Street Metro Center Station where four lines converge. For more information, visit www.theblocla.com. @TheBlocLA