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Uniqlo opens on Long Island

The children's section is neatly arranged for the

The children's section is neatly arranged for the grand opening of Uniqlo at Smith Haven Mall on Nov. 8. (Nov. 1, 2013) Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Uniqlo will open the doors to its new store in Lake Grove on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 marking the Japanese retailer's entry into the Long Island market and its rapid expansion into the U.S. suburbs.

The front display shows the Uniqlo logo for
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

The front display shows the Uniqlo logo for the grand opening of Long Island's first store for the Japanese retailer. The debut is at the Smith Haven Mall on Nov. 8. (Nov. 1, 2013)

Uniqlo employees Brandi Gilliland, left, of Pennsylvania, Cassie
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Uniqlo employees Brandi Gilliland, left, of Pennsylvania, Cassie Chu Currens, center, of New Jersey, and Rebecca Elliott, right, of Ronkonkoma, fold men's pants, check inventory and stockshelves for the grand opening of Uniqlo, which will make its Long Island debut at the Smith Haven Mall on Nov. 8. (Nov. 1, 2013)

Men's clothing sits on shelves as employees prepare
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Men's clothing sits on shelves as employees prepare by checking inventory and stocking shelves for the grand opening of Uniqlo. The apparel chain will make its Long Island debut at the Smith Haven Mall on Nov. 8. (Nov. 1, 2013)

Uniqlo employee Rebecca Elliott, of Ronkonkoma, straightens a
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Uniqlo employee Rebecca Elliott, of Ronkonkoma, straightens a stack of men's pants as for the grand opening of Uniqlo, which make its Long Island debut at the Smith Haven Mall on Nov. 8. (Nov. 1, 2013)

Uniqlo employee Alyssa Eck, of Ronkonkoma, takes a
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Uniqlo employee Alyssa Eck, of Ronkonkoma, takes a stack of men's flannel shirts to the shelf as employees ready for the grand opening of Uniqlo at the Smith Haven Mall on Nov. 8. (Nov. 1, 2013)

The children's section is neatly arranged for the
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

The children's section is neatly arranged for the grand opening of Uniqlo at Smith Haven Mall on Nov. 8. (Nov. 1, 2013)

Uniqlo's window is dressed and ready with women's
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Uniqlo's window is dressed and ready with women's outerwear for the store's opening in Lake Grove on Nov. 8. (Nov. 1, 2013)

Women's fleece zip up shirts sit on shelves
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Women's fleece zip up shirts sit on shelves as employees prepare by checking inventory and stocking shelves, for the grand opening of Uniqlo which will make its Long Island debut at the Smith Haven Mall on Nov. 8. (Nov. 1, 2013)

Ultra light down jackets, a specialty of Uniqlo,
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Ultra light down jackets, a specialty of Uniqlo, are hung for the grand opening of the retailer at Smith Haven Mall on Nov. 8. (Nov. 1, 2013)

Fast-fashion retailer Uniqlo opened an outlet at the
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Fast-fashion retailer Uniqlo opened an outlet at the Smith Haven mall in in Lake Grove on Nov. 1, 2013. It expects to open a second at Roosevelt Field mall.

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