Basics. How good are they?! We all have that fail-safe white tee or well-tailored shirt that we know we can turn to when all else fails. When inspiration is lacking, or time is running out, or you haven’t done the washing, we all need a few items that will complete our look no matter what.
Brisbane basic-lovers can now rejoice, as another basic clothing label is set to open its doors in our city. Japanese clothing giant Uniqlo has announced plans to open at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre this summer (and we’ve heard it’s also set to open a 2000 sqm flagship store in Brisbane CBD at a later date).
Famous for basic wardrobe essentials that are both stylish, and affordable, Uniqlo (“Unique Clothing”) started out as a small menswear shop in Japan and is fast becoming one of the most successful fashion retailers in the world (it’s third behind Zara and Gap), and Australia is the 16th country it's opened in around the world.
But, Uniqlo isn't your average high street store – it’s focus is on creating functional clothing (or “technical lifewear”, as they call it) that won’t fall apart after a few wears. Ultra light down feathers, high-quality denim, cashmere and AIRism (a quick-drying microfibre) are among the materials used in their garments, and their cuts are nothing fussy – think basic button-up shirts, crew-neck tees and classic chinos. Can’t find the colour you want? Well, that’s almost impossible at Uniqlo, as most styles are sold in pretty much every colour of the rainbow.
Even celebs can’t get enough of Uniqlo’s technical basics – countless singers and movie stars have been spotted wearing the label, from Robert Pattinson to Orlando Bloom and Lana Del Rey.
Brisbane shoppers will have access to the full range of products available overseas starting with the new spring/summer range.