Jan 19, 2024 - News

Uniqlo is coming to a Houston mall

You too can be one of these shoppers in the planned 21,647-square-foot location. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Uniqlo lovers, rejoice. The Japanese clothing retailer known for its basics is planning to come to Houston.

What's happening: Uniqlo is expected to replace the Forever 21 store at Memorial Mall. Construction is projected to be completed by September, according to Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation documents.

  • The Forever 21 will be closed by Jan. 29 and is currently having a 90% off sale, according to a store representative.

The big picture: Uniqlo has 53 stores in the U.S. In December, it announced plans to open more than 20 new locations throughout North America in 2024 and a total of 200 stores in North America by 2027.

  • There are currently no locations in Texas, though Uniqlo plans to finish construction on a location in Arlington in December, per project filings.

Context: Uniqlo has garnered a devoted fan base thanks to its minimalist style, quality, affordability and sustainability efforts.

Flashback: The brand previously announced plans for a store in the Galleria in 2020, but those fell through.

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