Finally, after months of waiting, Japanese global apparel retailer, UNIQLO, has announced the opening of its first store in South Central Mindanao or SOCCSKSARGEN region, specifically in General Santos City.

We have hinted about this in this blog’s Facebook Page last year in October 2017, that created a lot of buzz, garnering over 220 shares.  That just shows how excited the generals are.

A follow-up post in March this year, also yielded the same excitement and was shared 80 times!

And now, it is confirmed. UNIQLO’s newest store will definitely open its doors on May 25, 2018 in SM City General Santos,!  It will occupy over 900 sqm of new shopping space and will be bringing in the UNIQLO LifeWear shopping experience to more Pinoys in this part of the country.

UNIQLO in GenSan follows the brand’s launch in Mindanao last year with the establishment of Uniqlo Davao and Cagayan de Oro signalling its stronger dedication to the island making available its signature LifeWear pieces and the ultimate shopping experience to the generals, in particular and the Mindanaoans, in general.

UNIQLO Gensan is its 4th store  in Mindanao and the 50th in the country, opening just in time for its 6th anniversary in the Philippines.

In a press statement, Masayoshi Nakamura, COO of UNIQLO Philippines, declared, “We are confident about the success of our first store in SOCCSKSARGEN region with the wonderful support we continue to receive since our establishment here in the Philippines in 2012.

He continued, “We are excited to continue UNIQLO’s long-standing commitment to provide innovative and high-quality LifeWear clothing here with our customers in General Santos City.”

UNIQLO Gensan will showcase the complete line-up of UNIQLO LifeWear:Innovative, high-quality clothing that is designed with comfort in mind, made for everyone, everywhere. The full range of world-renowned UNIQLO proprietary technology clothing lines, such as AIRism and HEATTECH will also be available.

Of all these designs, I am most excited on the Marvel-themed shirts since I just saw The Avengers: Infinity War and was totally floored by it.  Looking forward to get my hands on a Spiderman shirt.

UNIQLO Marvel shirts

For more information, customers can visit the UNIQLO Philippines’ website at and social media accounts, Facebook (, Twitter ( and Instagram (

UNIQLO is a brand of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., a leading global Japanese retail holding company that designs, manufactures and sells clothing under seven main brands: Comptoir des Cotonniers, GU, Helmut Lang, J Brand, Princesse tam.tam, Theory, and UNIQLO. With global sales of approximately 1.8619 trillion yen for the 2017 fiscal year ending August 31, 2017 (US $16.87 billion, calculated in yen using the end of August 2017 rate of $1 = 110.4 yen), Fast Retailing is one of the world’s largest apparel retail companies, and UNIQLO is Japan’s leading specialty retailer.

UNIQLO continues to open large-scale stores in some of the world’s most important cities and locations, as part of its ongoing efforts to solidify its status as a truly global brand. Today the company has more than 1,900 stores in 19 markets worldwide including Japan, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, U.K. and the U.S.

In addition, Grameen UNIQLO, a social business established in Bangladesh in September 2010, currently operates several Grameen UNIQLO stores in Dhaka. UNIQLO manages an integrated business model under which it designs, manufactures, markets and sells high-quality, casual apparel. The company believes that truly great clothes should be supremely comfortable, feature universal designs, are of high quality and offer a superb fit to everyone who wears them.

With a corporate statement committed to changing clothes, changing conventional wisdom and change the world, Fast Retailing is dedicated to creating great clothing with new and unique value to enrich the lives of people everywhere.