Attendance at the opening of Scotland’s first Uniqlo (25th April 2024)

On April 25th, Consul General Tadashi Fujiwara attended the opening ceremony of Uniqlo Princes Street (64 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2DJ), Scotland’s first Uniqlo. On the day, fans from around the country gathered to watch the shop opening at 9am, with some queuing up as early as 4am, and by the time 9am had arrived there was a queue of over 1000 people.

It was a lovely sunny day, Uniqlo UK representative Dudech, the lead manager of the new store, and Consul General Fujiwara cut the ribbon to open Scotland’s first Uniqlo store “Uniqlo Princes Street”, which has 2 floors and is around 1400 square metres in size. Inside the store, along with a Japanese style café, there is a space dedicated to repairs and customisation in collaboration with Japanese managed company “Studio Masachuka”, which uses traditional Japanese patterns and sewing techniques such as sashiko. There are also special pouches with the logo design of Scotland’s national drink “Irn Bru”. In addition, Uniqlo’s high-tech self-service checkouts are available to use, where you can simply put your clothes in the space next to the checkout to instantly scan them.

Furthermore, the pre-event the day before the opening was very successful, and involved Uniqlo staff performing Kagami Biraki (sake cask breaking) and “Kinnaris Quintet” playing taiko, along with 407 influencers in attendance.