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Why Uniqlo is LA's Most Hyped Store Opening of 2014

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Up until Uniqlo popped up at South Coast Plaza in July, SoCal fans of the Japanese retailer had to trek north or click over to score its colorful and affordable basics. We've been feverishly following the global fast fashion chain's very cautious plans to invade our city, but it wasn't until this year that Uniqlo finally confirmed its foray into LA—just days after we broke the news. (Insiders were just one year off their predictions.)

The hype continued with news that Uniqlo was headed to the Beverly Center, Glendale, Northridge, Costa Mesa, and Cerritos (just as we suspected), followed by teasers in the form of three pop-up shops. Finally, on September 9th, the brand officially debuted its first SoCal store in Orange County, followed by its first three LA stores at Glendale Galleria, Northridge Fashion Center, and the Beverly Center.
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