Japanese retailer Uniqlo has announced it will be opening a new store in Sydney, its first in Australia's biggest city, in time for Christmas 2014. The new store will be located at Pitt Street Mall and complement the retailer's existing outlet in Melbourne.

"Following a strong response to its first Australian store, which opened in Melbourne last month, Uniqlo's Sydney store will strengthen the brand’s growing presence within Australia – its 16th market globally – offering a unique shopping experience, with world-class customer service," the company said.

"Since its opening, shoppers have flocked to Uniqlo at Emporium Melbourne, which boasts an extensive range of products with affordability, functionality, and quality at their core. The new Sydney store will showcase the UNIQLO Spring/Summer ‘14 collection, including premium linen, polos, and the brand’s well-known AIRism range."

Uniqlo refused to place a firm date on the new store opening, only revealing it will be in 'spring/summer 2014'.

“Australians have really embraced Uniqlo and its ‘LifeWear’ philosophy, both in Melbourne and through the online store," said Australian CEO Shoichi Miyasaka. "Opening in Sydney was always the next logical expansion across the Australian market. 

“Our focus on and commitment to providing exemplary customer service has held us in good stead – and we are looking forward to offering Sydneysiders the full Uniqlo experience in store.”

Perhaps best known in Australia as Adam Scott's shirt sponsor when he won the US Masters golf tournament in 2013, Uniqlo began retailing in Japan in 1949 and has spread throughout southeast Asia, the United Kingdom and the United States.