BREAKING: Uniqlo Is Coming to Center City

We have it from a very reliable source that the fashion store Uniqlo will be coming to 1608 Chestnut Street in spring 2014.

That space is currently occupied by the Art Institute. It’s a bit of a strange choice for Uniqlo: The company tends to prefer a corner for a big exposure. But it’s a large space inside, and the location was a retail space before when it was Filene’s Basement.

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  • eLaw77

    I thought the perfect spot for a Uniqlo would have been the old Borders on Broad and Chestnut…right across from the Ritz Carlton. But instead, a Walgreens is moving in.

    • Jayfar

      Correcting your tense from future. The local flagship of Walgreens has already moved in and opened about a week ago.

  • kimada

    Good. We need an interesting new retailer, and one like this whose merchandise isn’t priced so ridiculously high that it qualifies as “precious.” I’ve bought some things at the one on Broadway in NY, cool but not crazy, and stuff that’s wearable. Funny thing about fashion – people tend to make either too much or too little of it. The best dressed people, male or female, are those who look like they care about it just enough.

  • Rosa La Penta

    I love it, when its going to happen?