A new Uniqlo location will open on the 3rd floor of Korinbo 109 on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010.
For the uninitiated, Uniqlo is similar to a Gap or an Old Navy–a store of affordable basics for men, women, and children and basic career wear for adults. Favorite items among the JETs include the fleece pajamas, heat-tech undershirts, non-frilly bras, button-down shirts for work, patterned tights/leggings, and wool sweaters. (Winter is coming, after all!)
My favorite thing about Uniqlo is the free hemming services on purchases over 1990 yen (300 yen charge for purchases under 1990 yen). Despite being the average height for an American woman (5’4″ or 163 cm), I have trouble finding jeans that fit lengthwise in the States. At Uniqlo, just roll your jeans or slacks to your preferred length and ask for 補正 (hosei; correction, or, in this case, alteration) or すそ上げ (suso age, raising the hem/cuff) when you’re in the dressing room. The clerk will pin the hem for you. When you purchase the pants, the front register will send them back to be hemmed and give you a receipt to make sure you get the right pants. The process usually takes about 15 minutes. Brilliant!
Uniqlo also accepts used Uniqlo-brand clothes to be given to charities abroad.
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