It was interesting to note from this press release by Uniqlo regarding the opening of their NYC flagship store. It caught my eye because I’d noticed the store during my trips since its close to Core77HQ. This snippet encapsulates it,
The completion of the UNIQLO SoHo NY global flagship is the inauguration of UNIQLO’s plan to transform into a global retail brand – becoming more than a company with stores around the world, but rather a company that transcends cultural boundaries, appealing to customers around the world. To best reflect this new stage in UNIQLO’s evolution, the UNIQLO SoHo NY flagship will feature unique products and styles only available at this location.