Japanese clothing retailer Uniqlo, owned by Fast Retailing, is to open its largest global flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York on October 14. This will be followed one week later by a similar store on 34th Street, New York on October 21. The retailer opened its first global flagship store in the US in New York’s SoHo district in 2006, and in London in 2007, Paris in 2009 and Shanghai and Osaka in 2010. It will also open in Taipei in September 2011.