Major retailer from Japan to open in Union Square

July 27, 2012 8:13:49 AM PDT
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is set to announce the building of a new store by a major retailer that is expected to open in Union Square this fall.

It's UNIQLO, the world's fourth largest retailer based in the world. The new store planned in San Francisco at Powell and Ellis streets is expected to bring 500 jobs to the city. UNIQLO opened its first U.S. store in New York City's Soho in 2006. Last October, UNIQLO opened its second and third U.S. stores on Fifth Avenue and 34th Street. It features a trendy clothing line that's popular in Asia with low prices for down jackets and other outerwear along with everyday casual clothes for men and women.