UNIQLO? It sounded so alien to me 4 years back. My colleague brought me to the store in Yokohama. To be honest, I wasn't so excited then, because I was a brand conscious person and I've never heard of it. So, I waited for my colleague to finish her shopping while I browsed their items uninterestedly, although their items looked interesting.
I learned from my Japanese friends later on that the brand's really famous in Japan. But still, people in Malaysia never heard of it. I gave it a try though. Bought their jeans and blouses, and fell in love instantly. Who wouldn't? Everybody knows that Japan is one hell of an expensive country. But it was among the stores where I could shop happily without constantly checking my currency converter. Because it's one of the most affordable stores in Japan, yet so fashionable. And you can get almost everything there, they even have yukata on their rack ok!
Since then, I never looked back. Religiously went to their store in Shibuya on all my trips after that.
A few months ago, I saw a billboard in front of Pavilion that they would open a store right here in Kuala Lumpur in Autumn. Like Malaysia has Autumn wtf.
Anyway, it made waves all over KL. And in Tokyo too. When I was in Tokyo last August, after the greetings and the usual how are yous etc, the first thing my colleagues asked me when I reached the office was,
"I heard yunikuro's gonna open a store in KL? Honto desu ka."
Honto desu ne. The store opened last Thursday.
And all KL's fashionistas and fashion whores went mad.
queue to enter the store
the crowded store
Knowing Malaysia, with the tax and all, I foresaw the price here would be expensive. So I shopped like mad in my previous trip. hahaha... But turned out all the items wasn't that expensive. I saw the exact same jeans I bought on my last trip and the price here is only RM20 higher. Not bad.
Gonna make a trip to the store again today. \(^_^)/