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Kristin Booker • April 19, 2010

Retail News: +J Final Shipment, Smooth Dry and Sarafine, and Costello Tagliapietra Arriving At UNIQLO

 Ever since I was introduced to the Heattech line of slim thermals at UNIQLO, I’ve had a passion for this Japanese retailer that offers amazing, fashion-forward clothing at genius prices. Well, it appears they’ve been quite busy because they’ve got quite a few new arrivals to announce for your shopping pleasure:

The third and final shipment of the Spring 2010 UNIQLO “ +J ” Collection, created with fashion designer Jil Sander, will arrive Wednesday, April 21st , 2010.  Doors will open at the UNIQLO Soho store at 8am, two hours earlier than normal. This final delivery of the +J collection will focus on women’s styles, offering an exciting range of soft, light spring garments and early summer wear.

As I’ve mentioned, I practically lived in UNIQLO’s Heattech clothing this winter and now the revolutionary brand will also be launching two new lines to keep everyone cool this summer. The superfine fibers in the men’s Smooth Dry innerwear line offer a second skin feeling while wicking away moisture, leaving you cool and comfortable during hot summer months. Sarafine will offer the same type of technology for women with an added bonus: coolness when you want to be cool and warmth when you’re in a cold environment (read: subarctic air conditioning). Same technology but taken to the next level. Smooth Dry is available in fourteen styles ranging from crewneck t-shirts to boxer briefs and all items are $10.50. Sarafine is available in eight styles including a camisole, slip and leggings, with all items priced from $10.50-$15.50.

Last but certainly not least, it’s been announced that cutting-edge design darlings Costello Tagliapietra have partnered with the retailer for a Spring/Summer 2010 collaboration. Following fellow designs like Phillip Lim, Alexander Wang and Steven Alan, the Costello Tagliapietra for UNIQLO collection will hit stores on May 20th and will consist of fourteen uniquely-designed styles of dresses in a range of seasonal colors like dove grey, rose, mustard yellow and cornflower blue and in soft, draped fabrics such as silk and slubbed jersey. Best of all, with prices from $29.50-$39.50, the designing duo can offer their designs at a mere fraction of the price of their regularly-priced, highly-coveted wares.

I, for one, will be indulging in all of these lines. Why not join me? UNIQLO is proof that fashion-forward style and technology is truly available for all. That’s a message you can take to the bank.

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