Just like Oprah, I too have a list of my favourite things. One of the items on my list is Uniqlo. What is Uniqlo? Uniqlo is a Japanese clothing designer, manufacturer, and retailer. In Japan, and in a number of other Asian countries, Uniqlo is very well-known but this is not the case in America…. yet. In recent years, Uniqlo expanded into the U.S.A. and now has a store in Seattle. Uniqlo Seattle sells clothes that are, in my opinion… of high value/fashion/quality for a reasonable price. Ooh la la!
I love Uniqlo, but for me there is but one downfall…. Sizing. In Japan, it’s tough to get clothing large enough. It’s not like I’m huge, but I am over 6 feet and let’s just say it wouldn’t kill me to lose a few pounds. But guess what? Now that Uniqlo has expanded their fashion empire into the United States, they offer American sizes. Can anyone say Seattle road trip??? Bazinga!
Check out my other posts on travel to the U.S.A. here.
So yeah, I drove almost 500 km(almost 300 miles) to pay a visit to Uniqlo Seattle. In addition, To add to the insanity, the Canadian/U.S. dollar exchange rate has seen better days. But that’s neither here, nor there, nor anywhere!!! The point is I was desperate for new threads.
I’m happy to report that I was not disappointed. I went on a shopping spree and bought 5 dress shirts($30 each), 2 dress pants($30 each on sale, usual price is $40), and one polo shirt($20.) I’m really happy with what I bought as it fits me quite nicely and I like the way it looks. Furthermore, the shirts are “easy care” which means I shouldn’t have to iron them at the end of each day. Bonus!
Uniqlo has a couple of stores in the Toronto area and the United States. During the Fall of 2017, Uniqlo plans to open a new store in Vancouver. In conclusion, it will be interesting to see how Uniqlo expands its reach into Western Canada.