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The japanese casual wear franchise originated from Fast Retailing Co. Ltd, but restructured and separated in 2005. The brand, whose name is a contraction of "unique clothing" now has outlets worldwide. These includes stores in Hong Kong, Korea, and even in United States and United Kingdom.
Uniqlo is also famous for their unique socks, which feel like that pair of socks your grandma got you for Christmas that you’re too embarrassed to wear out, but look like something a designer would pick out for their next runway show to complete an avant garde look. They come in various colours and are perfect for contemporary dancers who dance in socks as they are comfortable and soft. If you’re looking for stylish, unique and quirky clothes without compromising on comfort, Uniqlo is a great place to go to.
Prices are better than in Taiwan, though Malaysia would still be the best option due to conversion.
I am a huge fan of Uniqlo for their winter clothing and basics. Not only are they extremely comfortable, they are reasonably priced too. I especially love their thermal wear because it keeps you warm in even the coldest weather. I remember being in Niseko where it was -11 degrees celsius and snowing, and I was kept exceptionally warm underneath, I didn’t have to worry about being cold. On days when my thermal wear is washing, I have to wear at least 2 layers more to make up for it, but I’ll still feel cold underneath.
Uniqlo is one of the better quality brands out there, they should bring more collaborations from Japan into Singapore!
My greatest find was their $7.90 basic cotton shirts. They come seal in a ziplock bag, but there are a few samples for you to try your size. You won’t find such a good deal at any other brand.
One caveat though – Uniqlo tends to have big stores, so navigating for clothes can take awhile. A clearer subsection of clothes would do this problem a big help!
If you want comfy, trendy clothes at a friendly price tag, head down to Uniqlo. You wont be disappointed.
Uniqlo casual wear clothing designs, whether for men or women, all have design elements that are best described as clean, simple, functional, and minimalist. They often have varying shades of bold, vibrant colours for each design, which makes Uniqlo stores seem like a rainbow of colours. Because Uniqlo casual wear clothing is so simple yet essential, it has an almost universal appeal, allowing customers to mix, match, and create their own styles with very little fuss.
Aimed at the mass market, casual or urban basics shoppers, Uniqlo manages to keep their clothing prices low due to large economies of scale, and control over the manufacturing chain. Furthermore, Uniqlo clothing is rather durable, easily lasting more than 1 year, and with proper care, perhaps more than 2 years. And with each piece (top / bottom) costing about SGD $25 or thereabouts, it's incredible value for money.
Uniqlo is also known for their innovative technology, and their willingness to change and challenge conventional wisdom. The most important technological breakthrough at Uniqlo is evident in their HeatTech clothing, which is made with proprietary heat-retaining polyester-and-nylon yarn. This synthetic material has air pockets between the treads, which help retain heat, and get rid of moisture. But Uniqlo isn't satisfied, and is continually innovating, either by creating new clothing technologies, or finding cheaper, more efficient ways of manufacturing that maintains the high quality the brand is known for.
I love the extensive range of vibrant designs at Uniqlo, which are fashionable yet comfortable enough to wear on a daily basis, as well as their wallet friendly prices. I also admire Tadashi Yanai approach to doing business, and how he's grown the company internationally.
With a wide range of clothes from basics such as plain t-shirts and socks, to their ever-changing seasonal collections, you will be spoilt for choice at any time of the year. I especially love their printed t-shirt collections that have a variety of designs from artists, celebrities and popular culture. I have pieces from the Keith Haring collection which I still wear on a regular basis. Nowadays, I only go to Uniqlo to get my jeans because they are comfortable, durable while not compromising on fit.
I have never had a bad shopping experience in Uniqlo because the staff I have encountered are helpful and their regular sales mean that you will get quality clothes at affordable prices.
I love that despite being an imported brand, Uniqlo caters to Asian sizings and cutting pretty well. Not only that, they provide clothings for everyone and across gender, which makes it a good compromise for families going shopping!
Another attractive point would be the affordability they offer for their clothings. Less pinch for greater value! Two days back I visted the store and bagged a steal of 2 basic tees at only $7.90 each! I'm a person who would rather pay for quality than get something cheaper that lacks comfort and durability. Uniqlo stands out because it offers very decent quality for a pocket friendly price which is very hard to find in Singapore, where we pay so much taxes for imported goods.
The comfort of the apparels is another buying point that Uniqlo brands themself on. True enough, even the skinny jeans hugs so well it feels like tights that I could dance in! However, one thing to look out for would be to try on the apparel instead of blindly going with your usual sizing because it definitely differs considerably. For example the chino cropped jeans I bought was almost 2 size down from my usual, and I was informed that apparently it would shrink after wash, so do note to adjust your fit accordingly.
Clothings aside, I personally love the bright and organized layout to all of their outlets. It is indeed a trademark characteristic of the Japanese, but most importantly it evokes a kind of ambience that makes shopping so carefree that customers like me would return time after time, knowing how reliable this brand has grown to be.
Uniqlo's designs range from simple to slightly elaborate. I've never seen something very striking in terms of fashion, yet they don't really cut that simple feel due to the wide array of clothing they have. In any case, if you have the eye for matching clothes, then this is nothing to worry about. I especially love their denim leggings. I find jeans really uncomfortable to wear since they're quite thick and always seem to be rough on the inside, so finding Uniqlo's denim leggings made me over the moon. Its material is smooth and your legs can actually breathe while still pulling off a partial 'skinny jeans' look.
Overall, Uniqlo's quality of clothes is probably its most attractive feature.
However, I realised that the quality of their clothes aren’t constant and is in fact gradually decreasing. The first shirt I bought fit nicely after multiple wash, a sharp contrast to what the shirt they sell now. I’m not saying the shirt gets really loose after a while — it simply gets loose and makes the shirt appear older than it actually is.
I still visit Uniqlo, but only when the mall doesn't have H&M.