546 Broadway, New York, NY (Prince & Spring Sts.)
This Japanese label has been compared to the Gap, H&M and Target. Similar to such comparisons, Uniqlo prides itself on big name collaborations (Vena Cava, Charlotte Ronson and Jil Sander to name a few), reasonable prices and a variety of colors and materials for each style. Bargain-priced Mongolian cashmere, Japanese denim, soft cotton button-downs, khakis, and wool pencil skirts, with almost everything priced at less than a Benjamin, has made Uniqlo’s SoHo store a crowd pleaser. Offering clothes for men, women and even children gives them more reach – 24,000 customers are served on a typical Saturday at the Soho flagship. And happy customers they are – the record-breaking brand is also well-known for its snappy customer service and elegant efficiency, recently collecting the International Retailer of the Year Award.
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