June 1st, 2018 / posted by paularath

Love at first sight in Uniqlo

Uniqlo is one of the few chain stores I shop in when on the mainland or abroad. Usually I seek out local designers and boutiques that are unique to the destination, but with Uniqlo, well, I love so many things about them, especially their collaborations.

Remember when Uniqlo and Iolani Sportswear, the Kawakami family-owned iconic Hawaiian attire company, collaborated on some updated Hawaiian prints? It was an outrageously successful collaboration. And Lloyd Kawakami said Uniqlo was great to work with.

A current Uniqlo collaboration features the Japanese prints of none other than Hokusai.

Now I won’t have to fit in an excursion to the nearest Uniqlo when traveling – I can buy those yummy tee-shirts and cool graphics right here in Honolulu.

Tomorrow, June 1, Uniqlo will open a pop-up store in Ala Moana Center. You’ll find it on Level 3, near Center Court.

The pop-up features summer fashions for women, keiki and men.

Uniqlo is just teasing us with this pop-up store, although it may be the largest pop-up I’ve ever seen. Coming in the fall will be a two-story mega store in Ala Moana’s Ewa Wing filled with Uniqlo’s seasonal offerings.

I’m loving the SPRZ Collection, which gives a nod to some of the world’s most iconic artists and designers, including Hokusai, Andy Warhol and the Eames Brothers.

Part of the SPRZ Collection

Tomorrow only Uniqlo will offer special freezer bags to the first 300 customers who spend more than $50 (before tax). With all those cool tee-shirts and super cute paper bag shorts, that should be easy!

– Paula Rath

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