Japanese clothing chain Uniqlo announced on Friday their Oct. 28 opening day with a fall fashion show downtown that featured down jackets, wool coats and hats and scarves.
“Our mission is to enhance people’s lives through our clothing, and we are excited to introduce products like ultra light down jackets and heat tech innerwear for Colorado’s active, outdoor lifestyles,” Hiroshi Taki, CEO of Uniqlo USA said in a prepared statement released simultaneously with the fashion show.
“We hope to bring a new, unique customer service and shopping experience to Denver Pavilions, and look forward to opening our doors Oct. 28,” he said.
Uniqlo, the global retailer moved into the two-story, 17,000-square-foot space, that was previously home to Barnes & Noble in the Denver Pavilions complex on the 16th Street Mall. For months crews have been working behind large Uniqlo signs and barricades.
Friday’s fashion show was a chance to see the style of clothing the store will offer, said Mark Sidell, president of Gart Properties, which co-owns the Denver Pavilions.
The downtown Denver store will carry the company’s full lineup of mens, women’s and children’s clothing. The store is expected to bring in three-times the foot traffic as the former Barnes & Nobel, Sidell said.