Japanese global apparel retailer, UNIQLO has opened its first Adelaide store at the Myer Centre located in Rundle Mall, welcoming 85 new store staff members.

The store spans over 900 square metres with the full line-up of UNIQLO’s Lifewear apparel for men, women, kids and babies. It features 11 fitting rooms and five self-check out machines.

UNIQLO chief operating officer, Kensuke Suwa said “After receiving great demand and support from South Australians, we’re excited to be opening our first store in Adelaide, making this UNIQLO’s 30th store in Australia since the brand arrived in 2014.

“The UNIQLO Adelaide store team are looking forward to meeting locals, providing world-class customer service and helping them with our iconic LifeWear products – simple, high-quality, everyday clothing thought through with life’s needs in mind, and accessible for everyone.”

To run off the opening celebrations, UNIQLO provided free Japanese cheesecakes with yuzu curd created by South Australian Masterchef legend, Callum Hann, as well as a free gift bag to the first 1,000 customers who spend $100 or more.

The Adelaide store opening follows the opening of UNIQLO in Macarthur Square shopping centre earlier this month, creating 57 new jobs in the local community.

The new store spans just over 1,600 square metres, with the main retail area offering a full line-up of LifeWear apparel for men, women, kids and babies, 14 fitting rooms, and six self-check-out machines.

Commenting on the new store opening, Suwa said, “We’re pleased to open our 13th store in New South Wales at Macarthur Square and to offer the local community our full LifeWear range. Our simple, high-quality everyday clothing is made for the whole family, and our Macarthur team members are looking forward to helping locals with clothing items that are designed to make everyday life more comfortable and convenient.”