Uniqlo Co., Ltd. is a Japanese casual wear designer, manufacturer and retailer. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd.
While Uniqlo may be a small clothing retailer in the United States, boasting just one store in New York City, it’s a massive continental success in Asia. The Japanese low-cost clothing store has built a name for itself by offering high quality fitted clothes at low prices, thriving in its market and expanding rapidly over the past decade.
Founded in the late 1940s in Japan, Uniqlo was initially a small division of a larger Japanese men’s clothing retailer. It wasn’t until the 1980s – Japan’s period of huge economic success and rapid growth – that the company developed into its current form, naming itself Uniqlo as a cool combination of unique and clothing. Tadashi Yanai is the current Chairman, President & CEO of the company.