Japanese global apparel retailer, UNIQLO, will celebrate the opening of its first store in the Australian Capital Territory, set to open its doors at Canberra Centre – a shopping mecca loved by locals and visitors alike – in the coming weeks.

The new Canberra Centre UNIQLO store spans more than 1,210 square metres and will offer a full line-up of LifeWear apparel for men, women, kids and babies, the latest 23 Spring/Summer range, a space committed to the UNIQLO graphic T-shirt brand “UT” which is a collection of graphic tees dedicated to celebrating pop culture, key moments or icons across the globe, 12 fitting rooms, and six self-check-out machines.

UNIQLO Australia CEO, Fuminori Adachi said, “We know that all great things take time, and after receiving many requests and support from the community, we are so pleased to share that we are finally opening a store in the Canberra Centre.”

“The UNIQLO Canberra store team has done a great job in getting the store ready and looking beautiful for our customers, and we know that they are looking forward to providing great customer service, introducing locals to our LifeWear philosophy and enabling everyone in the family to experience the joy, happiness and satisfaction of wearing high-quality clothes at such a great price point.”

Canberra Centre general manager, Gary Stewart commented, “We are thrilled to be welcoming the ACT’s first UNIQLO store to Canberra Centre. The introduction of this much awaited global retailer is already generating great excitement amongst our local community and represents another landmark in Canberra Centre’s ongoing evolution.”

As part of the store opening celebrations, the Canberra Centre will be providing local charity, Roundabout Canberra, with gently used clothing collected through the store’s Re.UNIQLO donation point. All donations go towards families in need in the region.