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Japanese retailer comes to Rockland
Japanese clothier Uniqlo will open the doors of its first Rockland location next week as part of an expansion into New York City suburbs, bringing with it 100 local jobs.
The 24,000-square-foot space, near Macy's on the first floor of the Palisades Center mall in West Nyack, will feature men's, women's and children's clothing and accessories.
"We believe that the perfect T-shirt and perfect jeans can be worn by anyone in any age group, and the Palisades Mall is a perfect place for us," said Shin Odake, a group officer of east coast operations for Uniqlo. "It draws a lot of people, not just locally, but from all counties around it and there's a lot of diverse customers here."
The chain, which opened its first store in Hiroshima in 1984, is best known for its simplistic, casual styles at affordable prices.
To showcase its wares, the retailer will be holding specials for the first week, including Japanese-engineered jeans for $9.90 a pair (one per customer) and long-sleeve linen shirts for $19.90 a pop. The first 500 shoppers who spend $50 or more will get a free tote bag.
Uniqlo currently operates three stores in New York City, one at the Garden State Plaza in New Jersey as well as a flagship store in San Francisco. Next month, Uniqlo will open its seventh U.S. shop at Westchester's Ridge Hill, creating another 100 jobs.
For a chance to win one of 100 "Lucky Cubes," which could contain a $1,000 shopping spree, register online at www.uniqlo.com/us/100LuckyCubes.