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The founder of Uniqlo opens in Barcelona the first Spanish shop of the brand

Tadashi Yanai go to the Catalan capital for the implementation over the local, which opens to the public this Wednesday

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"For all major companies, starting point has to be Barcelona. We want to grow with this city of art", has secured this Tuesday, founder of Uniqlo Tadashi Yanai. The uniqlonistas will not have to wait more. The first store in Spain of textile firm japanese Uniqlo opens this Wednesday in Barcelona at ten in morning. And it does so in one of corners of Gran Via with passeig de Gràcia to compete with its european neighbours are already installed, Zara and H&M.

"we Want to open many stores in Spain," added Yanai. The new store, which will create around a hundred of places of work, adding to 1,800 premises of company in 19 countries. And it will not be only presence in Barcelona. The known as Zara japanese might be present in renovated shopping center Glòries.

We have been assured that will not bor to compare with Amancio Ortega."It is an honor because I am convinced that a person is fairly stubborn and I am," he declares. The japanese firm sells clos of man, woman, and child. Design is very functional, of high quality and with few frills. Bet more for practical than for fashion.

Yanai at a press conference, wanted to give your condolences for terrorist attack suffered by city last August 17. "I was in Barcelona less than a month ago and I saw The Ramblas full of flowers. Our fashion industry also wants to be a part of our peace process," he said.

Uniqlo, born in Hiroshima in 1984, has wanted with this local to respect existing architecture —it retains some of glass ceilings and modernist— and marry it with japanese innovation, as a giant screen that offers images of Tokyo.

exfutbolista Carles Puyol, exmodelo Veronica Blume, actors Àlex Monner and Greta Fernandez, architect and artist Oscar Tusquets, illustrator Amaia Arrazola, DJ, and actress Laura Puty, and presenter, DJ and chef Johann Wald are faces chosen by brand for ir launch campaign.

A store of four floors

The new store in Barcelona has four plants and is opening where before was brand of jeans Levi's and Prenatal. A kiosk in center of store allows for purchase online of collections that are not available physically. The local hosts, for example, a point of recycling of garments of brand, which is responsible subsequently donate those clos to different NGO s.

Fast Retailing is parent of japanese group and with or brands such as Comptoir de Cotonniers, Helmut Lang and GU, among ors. Recorded revenues of 1.786.473 million yen (14.810 million euros at current exchange), 6.2% increase in its fiscal year ended in August 2016. The net benefits were 54.074 million yen (448 million euros), a 53.9% less.


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