Uniqlo have announced plans to open its largest global flagship store in Shanghai, China, in fall 2013. The new store will feature approximately 6,600 square meters of floor space and will be located at 887 Huaihai Zhong Lu, Luwan District, Shanghai, at the former site of the Yongxin Department Store on a major commercial street in the heart of the city.

“We have wanted to open a new Uniqlo global flagship store, and in fact our largest flagship store worldwide, in Shanghai for quite some time and we are very happy to have been able to realize our dream,” said Pan Ning, Chief Executive Officer, Fast Retailing (China) Trading Co., Ltd. “Our aim is to continue to offer our customers in Shanghai the best possible shopping experience, and we hope many people will welcome our new location in this beautiful city.”

Uniqlo opened its first store in China in September 2002, and as of end March 2013, the company will operate 189 retail locations throughout the mainland.