- Shopping for clothes for the whole family (including the baby) all in one spacious store.
- Saving time, money and energy by not rushing to different places to get different clothing.
- Choosing from a wide range of stylish, comfy and affordable apparels for all seasons: wintry as well as warm climate.
- Having the kids occupied while you shop in peace.
- Saving space when packing with ultra light-weight winter apparels.
- Shopping in the comfort of the spacious 3-story store with wide aisles.
- Shopping for quality contemporary T-shirts from Marvel, Disney etc. all under one roof.
- Warm, friendly and very efficient customer service.
Well, don’t imagine anymore. You will experience all these, and more at UNIQLO’s first Global Flagship Store for Southeast Asia at Orchard Central!
Opened on 2 September 2016, this 2,700 sq meters spanning 3 levels offers shoppers all the convenience, comfort and variety of apparels from the iconic and popular Japanese apparel brand, UNIQLO. Fans of the brand can expect a whole new shopping experience, thanks to the combination of the in-store design, full product line-up and visually stunning displays. Iconic rotating mannequins will be an integral part of UNIQLO Orchard Central, as well as close to 300 digital displays, the largest number anywhere in the UNIQLO world (yup even more than UNIQLO Ginza Global Flagship Store in Tokyo)!
More than just Convenience:
We visited the store last weekend to shop for HEATTECH apparels for our upcoming winter trip and were surprised to find such a wide range for babies to adults. The styles and cutting and colour of the apparels complement one another and this is so assuring – we don’t have to worry about mismatched styles! In fact, we were so spoiled for choice browsing its extensive range of flannel shirts, cardigans, sweaters and fleece jackets and even fleece-lined pants for kids. We also discovered UNIQLO U – a chic line created by Christophe Lemaire and Uniqlo’s Paris R&D Center Team, which embodies the Uniqlo’s LifeWear philosophy of innovative, high-quality clothing for everyone, everywhere.
When you enter the flagship store’s main entrance at Level 1, you will be welcomed by a dedicated UT (UNIQLO T-shirt) corner showcasing exclusive UT designs ranging from Star Wars , Marvel to Disney and more drawn from the most popular collaborations such as Olympia Le-Tan and Bruno Munari. The new Disney Collection City Logo UTs also include a unique Singapore design featuring Mickey Mouse with the iconic Merlion. See if you can spot it.
Level 2 and 3 offers more pleasant surprises for shoppers but beyond the attractive visual layouts, we were particularly impressed with its warm customer service. It was really nice to be greeted with cheerful, ‘Welcome to UNIQLO!’ everywhere we turn and to see staff combing the store to hand out balloons and candies to kids. They were all smiles despite the weekend crowd. Staff are also armed with smart devices to scan bar codes to advice on stock and size availability so they won’t disappear into a store and keep shoppers waiting. These info can be given almost immediately at their fingertips!
We have to mention its Children’s Corner where book reading, face painting and balloon sculpting activities are held on weekends. This keep kids occupied while parents shop worry-free. Brilliant! Follow Uniqlo’s Facebook Page for the activities schedule.
More than just Clothes:
UNIQLO invests heavily in the user needs and experience. Their revolutionary HEATTECH technology gives wintry clothes that light weight feel but yet keeping us warm and snug. For even colder climates, the HEATTECH Ultra Warm is their most technologically evolved and warmest HEATTECH ever, 1.5x warmer than HEATTECH Extra Warm. The excellent insulation of HEATTECH Ultra Warm gives unbeatable warmth even in the most extreme cold weather conditions. Perfect for our planned trip to cold Hokkaido this winter.
UNIQLO’s Ultra Lightweight Down Jackets can be folded and packed into a compact pouch! This is a god-send as winter jackets tend to be so bulky and cumbersome yet amazingly, these UNIQLO jackets are virtually weightless! Imagine the space saving in the luggage! For tropical climates, they have the ‘AIRism’ series which dissipates heat while staying cool to touch, just what we need for Singapore’s hot and humid weather.
Being a global flagship store, they are able to showcase a wider selection of Men, Women and Children’s clothes not available at other UNIQLO outlets. Its lux cashmere wool line is also unveiled exclusively at this Orchard Central store. We are amazed to find such a large collection of chic, comfy, stylish UNIQLO apparels at pocket-friendly prices, all under one roof.
More than just Comfort:
The new store concept for UNIQLO Orchard Central, “U+S and The World” is taken from the words UNIQLO + Singapore, signifying the company’s intention to serve as a bridge between Singapore and the World. This store is envisioned as the definitive place where UNIQLO will share the creativity, style and culture of a new Singapore with the rest of the world.
To achieve that aim, UNIQLO collaborates with local community through a broad array of programs centred on the store’s specially designed creative space as a launch pad for creativity and self-expression. Elements such as original in-store music, video content on the digital displays and curated spaces within the shop floor, as well as exclusive canvas tote bags and shopping bags, will all be co-created with the local community. Shoppers can also look forward to learning poetry writing and appreciation with poet Cyril Wong; picking up brush calligraphy with calligraphy expert, Craft Varies and getting tips on floral arrangement from florist Floral Magic. Follow Uniqlo’s Facebook Page for the activities schedule.
To give shoppers added savings, we can download the UNIQLO app to enjoy Mobile Exclusive Offers in-store! In all, UNIQLO has strengthened its appeal as a vibrant lifestyle one-stop brand for design conscious shoppers looking for quality affordable merchandise and a unique experience. If there’s one reason for us to step into Orchard Central, it will be to shop at UNIQLO. The Kids’ section alone will keep parents coming back again and again!
UNIQLO ORCHARD CENTRAL
Address: 181 Orchard Road, Orchard Central, Singapore 238896
Operating Hours 11am to 10pm
Apparel Category Men / Women / Kids / Babies
If you’ve no time to head down to town anytime soon, you can shop online in the comfort of your own homes too. There’s a ‘Free Shipping’ promotion for orders above SGD60 now. You can also sign up for UNIQLO’s E-Newsletter to get SGD5 off. Click here.
To celebrate the opening of UNIQLO’s first global Flagship Store at Orchard Central, we have two UNIQLO Gift Cards (worth SGD50 each) to be given to two loyal readers. To participate, simply do the following:
1. Like UNIQLO SINGAPORE’s Facebook Page
3. Complete the final steps in this Rafflecopter widget:
The giveaway ends 12 November 2016, 11.59pm and is open to readers in Singapore. The winners will be contacted using the contact particulars provided when entering this draw and will have 24 hours to respond, failing which a new winner will be drawn.
All entries will be verified before the winner is announced, incomplete and unverified entries will be disqualified. Please note that all Facebook and Instagram accounts (e.g. accounts set up purely to take part in contests with no authentic posts or very few real friends) will be disqualified. All the best!