Uniqlo is poised to make its debut in the north with a new store in Manchester.
Once opened in spring next year, it would also mark the Japanese fashion retailer’s third store outside of London.
The new store will occupy a 22,690sq ft unit on Market Street in Manchester’s city centre and will sell Uniqlo’s full range of core items for men, women and kids, as well as jeans and t-shirts.
The retailer said the expansion up north was an important step in its UK growth.
It currently operates nine stores across London, one in Kent at Bluewater shopping centre and another in Oxford at Westgate.
“The launch of Uniqlo in Manchester represents another major milestone for us in the UK, as we continue to expand our presence in this important market for the company worldwide,” Uniqlo chief executive Taku Morikawa said.
“We are very excited to be able to offer Uniqlo LifeWear to the people of Manchester and surrounding areas for the first time and show how our high quality, comfortable and functional clothing can help improve their everyday lives.”