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Japan's Uniqlo Clothing Stores To Hit SoCal This Fall

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Uniqlo on 5th Ave. at 53rd St. in New York City (Photo by InSapphoWeTrust via the Creative Commons on Flickr)
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Great news for shoppers! Uniqlo, a popular brand of Japanese retail stores, is spreading its wings to Southern California come fall.

Angelenos will get to buy affordable and casual clothes (in every color imaginable... seriously) at the Beverly Center in L.A. and South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, according to KPCC. The retailer has made its way over to America in the past few years, landing in Manhattan as well as San Francisco in its 17 U.S. stores, but now we get our very own—two even. (Single tear.)

Uniqlo launched in Hiroshima back in 1984 and has since expanded to 1,300 stores internationally. The store is in good company too as its parent company is Japanese retail holding company, Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., which also owns Theory.

It's exciting that L.A. is getting some love from international brands, as Japanese Muji store launched in Hollywood in December and Brit brand Topshop at the Grove in early 2013.

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As for how it's pronounced, you have some time to practice before it opens. It's YOU-NEE-KLO.