No more Uniqlo?

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  1. aznhippos

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    Does anyone know if Uniqlo is planning to release more tennis apparel in the future or was the djokovic event such as fail that they refuse to sell their tennis merchandise
     
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  2. gavna

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    They are not a tennis apparel company and don't want to be......they use Nole and Kai as "walking billboards" it's only made in limited amounts and sold in only in certain locations.

    The tennis line is just used as promotional item.
     
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  3. db10s

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    I personally think they should expand in to more retailers.
     
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    Accully i would really enjoy to wear Uniqlo on court. I think that it's a brand that would come up with some bold and original designs if they just focused there attention on the tennis market and started to let TW and other big retailers sell their stuff, maybe they will, maybe they wont
     
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  5. anhuynh16

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    They are not a sportswear brand; why fix something that's not broken?


    I believe they just opened two stores in New York (not city).
     
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    Tennis apparel or no, I'd say their marketing-via-endorsement strategy is working just fine...in my case. I had no idea who the hell Uniqlo was before I saw the patch on Nishikori's shirts. Heck, I thought he was promoting a University or college somewhere. Now it's my preferred choice for wardrobe basics.
     
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    Same here; Uniqlo is a great brand and I have a wide variety of clothes from thrm, but having a tennis branch would be awesome.
     
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  8. gavna

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    No different with what Cerrutti 1881 did with Connors and Wilander in the 80s

    Uniqlo Japan's version of The Gap.
     
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    Their dress shirts are awesome (will be getting more next mo in HK) - but they should still sell some of the tennis gear. And they could have gotten the brand out a lot easier than putting logos on tennis players.
     
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  10. vsbabolat

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    But the Cerrutti 1881 clothes were much cooler!
     
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  11. PureAlph4

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    Those suggesting Uniqlo should be interested in flogging a few hundred items through TW have to realise it is a low cost, high volume global retailer with revenues comparable with Gap, and over 1200 stores (only 5 in the US so far).

    Their goal is to grow revenues to $60bn by 2020, with 200 stores in the US, so it won't be long until every place has one.
     
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    THE BEST.......I remember going to the Paris Cerrutti boutique on Rue Rivoli and buying out all the Connors and Wilander warm ups, tops and shorts on every trip over.....and around 84 or so when he was wearing the top with the light/dark blue triangles on the front and arms......Awesome stuff.......I had shops here in the states paying me almost double MY retail for the stuff!
     
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    No tennis apparel, but they do have active sportswear, that is made out of 100%polyester.
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    Of course there are more colors, but i dont want the post the link , check their website if you want to see more .Those are 20bucks, i went to the store at 5av today,and i think i saw they have some those in long sleeve,and 100%polyester polo(not the novak one)for 29.99.
     
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  14. gavna

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    One big giant MEH.........looks like the house brand gear they sell at Target, Old Navy, H & M and Walmart.........
     
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    I had this response from them a few weeks ago when I asked why they were not selling any tennis related clothing.

    "Unfortunately we do not currently have a specific tennis range in our UK stores however please be advised this is something we are currently reviewing. We are currently developing a collection inspired by Novak Djokovic, and further details will be released in the coming months. We do kindly advise checking our website in the new year or signing up to our newsletter to receive updates."
     
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  16. esgee48

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    For those on the West Coast, they have a retail store in San Francisco's Union Square area. Never been in there so I don't know if they carry tennis apparel.
     
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    Interesting about may sell a tennis line of clothes, later on.
     
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  18. zapvor

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    i dont think it will benefit them that much. although it would be nice for us tennis fans here
     
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    Limited amount of Djokovic tennis wear now on UNIQLO website.
     
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  20. aznhippos

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    Also a lot in Asian countries
     
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    In HK , first day, all/most of the SM and M size of djokovic products are sweaped out....
     
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    Taipei sold out of S,M, and L within opening day
     
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    I just saw about 5 of Djokovic's 2012 AO shirts at a store near me.
     
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    Only one or two style shirt are sold out in HK. The jackets, pants, most shorts, and the accessories are still on the racks after more than a week.
     
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  25. blitzmage_89

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    Nothing is sold out here in the Philippines, because the tennis line is quite pricey for the quality, and that big UNIQLO logo just looks so bad.

    UNIQLO here has the complete Djokovic line and some generic polyester shirts and shorts. The quality of the fabric and the design is pretty bad though, I don't know why anyone would buy it. The fabric's something similar to polyester clothes you can buy at K-Mart.
     
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  26. Roger8888

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    they sell uniqlo tennis stuff in japan i have a friend going there he is gonna pick me up some stuff
     
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  27. SoCalJay

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    Nole's FO stuff is on sale now at the US Uniqlo site. The white shirt it already sold out but the blue one is still in stock.
     
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  28. zapvor

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    i have their stuff and its nice
     
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    Really? I honestly think this brand is pretty bland and boring because of their limited selection and poor design.

    Because the brand is an exclusive brand of apparel that Djokovic uses, it sells like hot cakes. :roll:
     
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  30. Bobby Jr

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    The designs they have for the tennis gear is typically Japanese sportwear. There are a number of Japanese sportwear companies you don't see elsewhere and they've all been doing designs very much like these for over 20 years. I used to see it everywhere when I visited in the 90s. It was very team gym wear inspired stuff for the most part.
     
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  31. blitzmage_89

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    They have a variety of dri-fit sportswear to choose from. They have sleeveless shirts, t-shirts, and polos outside the Novak and Nishikori line. They also have wrist bands, headbands.

    The design isn't my type though. Their design is very Japanese, similar to Mizuno with all the flashy colors that reminds me of gym clothes or running singlets.
     
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    I see. I guess the style is coming back.
     
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    Oh, isn't there a Uniqlo web site?
     
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  34. blitzmage_89

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    The UNIQLO website isn't accurate. I don't know in your part of the country but our UNIQLO stores are selling a lot more types of clothes than what is listen in our UNIQLO website.
     
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  35. Overdrive

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    Why don't they open stores in the Metropolitan cities in the US? Seems silly to me.
     
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    I'm not sure. We only got ours a year ago while neighboring countries like Korea and China had them for years already. I think they're hesitant to invest a lot in the US because UNIQLO's style is very Japanese. The fabric is generally different as well. It has more polyester content in it. (hence it looks more durable and high quality). I think the US market likes heavy cotton better. Personally I'm not fond of their clothes as well except for their socks and pyjamas.

    The fabric isn't that breathable. Even their "cotton" apparel seems to have a little polyester content. It's probably alright if you live in a colder region but if you're in a warmer place like LA or Florida you're not missing out on anything.
     
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    ^The Michael Bastian polos were excellent, I hope he does another range for them.
     
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    well, IMHO, H&M and Uniqlo apparel seem so low quality. And let me add that nothing is better than Lacoste talkin' about high quality clothing ...
     
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  41. blitzmage_89

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    Except for the Lacoste Sport line, which is pretty bad as well.

    Well the prices are ok. The design is actually great. I just have issues with the fit and the fabric. You just get what you pay for so don't expect full cotton when you buy their $20 polos.
     
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    Are you stating that the Lacoste Sport line is bad in quality or the Casual line?

    They should honestly stop the line that is made out of cotton because it isn't good at all to me.
     
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    JFYI, Uniglo, had a blimp fly over the Pro Tour tournament at Tiburon, announcing their new store opening in downtown frisco last fall.
     
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    I agree that Lacoste is higher quality (one of my favorite brands), but I like that Uniqlo is a better value and I also like to have some non-logo apparel.
     
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    They do have some full cotton polos and I've seen them go on sale for 12 bucks. The Bastian polos were full cotton.

    I agree though that the standard dry pique polo isn't made of the best fabric. The fit on most of their stuff is good for me though--it's definitely more trim than most brands.
     
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    Really? I find myself going down a size in Uniqlo stuff. Especially with the boxy pique polos.
     
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    OT here:oops: but tom, are you from Tiburon? I just went to Sausalito with my mom for the first time in my life back in April. We were going to go over to Tiburon but didn't have quite enough time. If you do live there, how do you like it?
     
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    It's definitely more trim than the department store stuff (Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Nautica, Tommy Bahama, etc.). It also runs smaller than Lacoste for sure (though perhaps not their L!ve line). The pique polos are a bit boxier than say the collar polos they sell. The MB stuff is also cut trimmer.

    A nice thing about their website is they list the measurements for the individual items in different sizes.

    Has anyone shopped at Maison Kitsune? (On the other end of the price spectrum, but I'm curious).

    Best,
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  49. Mighty Matteo

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    Has anybody tried their dry mesh and dry ex shirts? Wondering if they are any good...
     
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    I was actually looking to buy some online. But it seems that their stock is very limited. Most of them are out of stock (size M) including the Djokovic line. I am actually hoping to visit the store when I'll go to London in a few weeks, we'll see if they have it stocked there.
     
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