shanghai: uniqlo global flagship store opening

there's no stopping china's fast-growing middle class and their voracious appetite for stylish foreign brands. uniqlo may already be present in the world's fifth largest consumer market with a string of outlets but on sat - may 15, the japanese retailer will open its fourth and biggest global flagship store [following new york, london and paris] in the bustling city of shanghai. the store measures a whopping 39,000 sq.ft. spread over three floors and as an eye-catcher it boasts a glass case set in the ceiling of the main entrance that features rotating mannequins displaying the very latest uniqlo merchandise. location: 969 nanjing xi lu [nanjing xi lu]. © studio 216 for buhlin cywinski jackson / artist's impression of uniqlo's global flagship store in shanghai