Japanese clothing retailer Uniqlo, known for its affordability and high-quality basics, has signed an 8,000-square-foot lease at at The Shops at SkyView Center in Queens.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Uniqlo will open at the 700,000-square-foot mall at 40-24 College Point Blvd. in Flushing in the coming weeks, joining Nordstrom Rack, Old Navy and Target at the complex.
The Journal reported that asking rents at the mall range from $75 to $125 per square foot.
Onex Real Estate Partners, which owns the 14-acre Sky View Parc development that includes the mall, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Uniqlo already has a sizable presence in New York City; it has outposts at 139 Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn, 31 West 34th Street between Fifth Avenue and Avenue of the Americas, 666 Fifth Avenue at West 53rd Street and 546 Broadway between Prince and Spring Streets in Manhattan and 2656 Richmond Avenue on Staten Island.
Tadashi Yanai, the chief executive officer of Uniqlo, has publicly said he plans to have the company become the world’s biggest clothing store by 2020. Last October, Bloomberg reported that Uniqlo operated 831 stores in Japan and 633 throughout the rest of the world.