Uniqlo aims to grow with focus on functional apparel

09/29/2011 | Women's Wear Daily (subscription required)

Japan-based Uniqlo will open three new U.S. and U.K. stores in October, fueling expansion with new lines focused more on functionality than fast-fashion trends. New lines including the Uniqlo Innovation Project, or IPJ, feature high-performance winter coats, zip-front jackets and antibacterial T-shirts that block UV rays while retaining body heat.

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