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aznhippos 03-16-2013 09:38 PM

No more Uniqlo?
 
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

gavna 03-17-2013 08:41 AM

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Originally Posted by aznhippos (Post 7281971)
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

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.

db10s 03-17-2013 10:19 AM

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Originally Posted by gavna (Post 7282724)
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.

I personally think they should expand in to more retailers.

OskarDrakenberg 03-18-2013 02:01 AM

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

anhuynh16 03-18-2013 04:40 AM

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).

MAXXply 03-18-2013 04:49 AM

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.

aznhippos 03-18-2013 06:44 AM

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Originally Posted by MAXXply (Post 7285607)
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.

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.

gavna 03-18-2013 12:14 PM

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Originally Posted by aznhippos (Post 7285769)
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.

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

Uniqlo Japan's version of The Gap.

West Coast Ace 03-18-2013 01:55 PM

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.

vsbabolat 03-18-2013 02:22 PM

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Originally Posted by gavna (Post 7286473)
No different with what Cerrutti 1881 did with Connors and Wilander in the 80s

Uniqlo Japan's version of The Gap.

But the Cerrutti 1881 clothes were much cooler!

PureAlph4 03-18-2013 05:57 PM

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.

gavna 03-19-2013 12:35 PM

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Originally Posted by vsbabolat (Post 7286825)
But the Cerrutti 1881 clothes were much cooler!

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!

tyu1314 03-19-2013 08:51 PM

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.

gavna 03-22-2013 03:39 AM

One big giant MEH.........looks like the house brand gear they sell at Target, Old Navy, H & M and Walmart.........

springthorpe777 03-22-2013 03:47 PM

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."

esgee48 03-22-2013 05:14 PM

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.

3fees 03-22-2013 06:35 PM

Interesting about may sell a tennis line of clothes, later on.

zapvor 03-22-2013 07:19 PM

i dont think it will benefit them that much. although it would be nice for us tennis fans here

The Big Kahuna 04-22-2013 09:46 PM

Limited amount of Djokovic tennis wear now on UNIQLO website.

aznhippos 04-23-2013 02:26 PM

Also a lot in Asian countries


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