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Uniqlo opening at Smith Haven Mall in November

Uniqlo, the popular clothing chain, will be debuting

Uniqlo, the popular clothing chain, will be debuting at the Smith Haven Mall this fall. This is the Garden State Plaza mall store. Credit: Handout

Japanese fashion retailer Uniqlo has set a November date for its Long Island debut, the company said.

Uniqlo, which has stores in Manhattan, will open its doors on Nov. 8 at the Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove. The company is making a push to expand its presence in the United States in an effort to reach its goal of $50 billion in worldwide sales and about $10 billion in U.S. sales.

The Lake Grove Uniqlo will be one of 10 new mall stores in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and California scheduled to open this fall. To mark the expansion, the company has created a new app for Apple products that enables users to access behind-the-scenes videos, job openings and special promotions.

Uniqlo is hiring several hundred full-time and part-time employees to staff the new stores. Openings can be viewed at

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