We’ve been keeping an eye out for Uniqlo’s arrival at Tysons Corner Center for well over a year. And why shouldn’t we be eager for it? With apparel for the whole family, wardrobe basics on the cheap, and denim we can have hemmed for free, there’s lots to look forward to when the Japanese retailer takes up residence in this Metro-accessible mall.
That’s not to say the wait has been easy. Rumors have been fluttering about since 2013, and in 2015, we were promised a Uniqlo here in Tysons this summer. In April, however, Uniqlo announced they would in fact be opening this fall. Still, we were skeptical—too many a well-meaning retailer has been thrown off their timeline by unexpected delays. Also, we wondered, what does “Fall 2016” mean anyways? Could we be left waiting until December?
That’s why we were thrilled to finally get something concrete on this mythical DC-area Uniqlo: an opening date. According to a press release sent on Friday, a 10,500-square-foot Uniqlo is set to open at Tysons Corner Center on October 28. And yes, that’s October 28, 2016.
With the opening, Uniqlo is bringing all the brand faves—Heattech tops and pants, Ultra Light Down jackets, and inexpensive cashmere sweaters included—along with Christophe Lemaire’s Uniqlo U line of upgraded basics. Uniqlo will also have a drop-off spot for donating used Uniqlo clothing at their Tysons Corner location, as part of their “All-Product Recycling Initiative.”