Uniqlo Celebrates the Opening of their Largest Store in the World
12ozProphet was in the house to celebrate the grand opening of the new Uniglo Global Flagship store on 5th Avenue and 53rd Street. There had been a lot of hype building up to this day with pop-up shops around the city throughout the Summer, ads filling subway cars and train stations, and word circulating that Uniqlo hired 600 new employees to work the store and flew the managers to Japan for training. The space was enormous and felt like we had somehow entered the world of Tron. The crowd was packed with familiar faces from a wide cross-section of New York society from Santogold, Kaws, and 40oz Van, to Susan Sarandon, John Varvatos, Kate Lanphear, and Fern Mallis. Sakitinis flowed while James Murphy from LCD Soundsystem spun and Uniqlo christened their new home. Check out the photos below.