Uniqlo and Theory to open first joint Regent Street store this month
Uniqlo has announced the opening of its first joint store with Theory on London's Regent Street on 21 April.
Located at 101-113 Regent Street, the 20,500 sq ft store will be divided along three floors, with Uniqlo located on the lower level, ground and first floors and Theory on the ground floor.
The new store represents the first time that both brands will occupy the same retail location in the UK and across Europe, and marks Uniqlo's 20th year of operating in London, its first global market outside of Japan.
In addition, newly expanded head offices for the company's European and UK operations will be housed across three floors above the store.
Fast Retailing Group, the parent company of Uniqlo had signed the letting for the space last year after its former occupant, Superdry exited and closed its Regent Street flagship in June.
Tadashi Yanai, Chairman, President and CEO of Fast Retailing, commented at that time: "Regent Street and the United Kingdom hold a special significance to Fast Retailing. Regent Street was one of the first Uniqlo stores we opened outside our home market Japan, back in 2001. During these past twenty years we have raised our profile as a global apparel retailer, and in the U.K. market alone we now boast several stores.
"We look forward to welcoming customers to our new Regent Street store next spring, to explore the latest designs, innovations and services from Uniqlo and Theory."