The (long) wait is nearly over. After three-plus years of speculation, Uniqlo will open the doors of its first PNW location at the Bellevue Collection this Friday, November 6. As we count down the days in anticipation, we've started building our shopping list of must-haves from the Japanese brand's current collection. Find our picks below and stop by Friday for opening-day events and specials.
In case you're new to Uniqlo, you should know first and foremost that the brand is famous for its fantastic, if short-lived, collaborations. The latest women's capsule feature sexy staples designed with former Paris Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld. We love this silk blouse ($70) in a fall-ready camo print.
Wear feminine-cut gaucho pants ($40) this season layered over tights or with shin-high metallic socks and pointed-toe oxfords.
In case the gaucho pants didn't make it obvious, my fall/winter wish list is pretty much full of oversized silhouettes in new-neutral navy. This wool blended cocoon coat ($130) also comes in olive green, camel, and black.
Men, women, children...everyone needs a solid cozy turtleneck. This Uniqlo offering is made from 100 percent Merino wool (it's extra soft) and comes in at only $40 and eight different colors.
North Face–loving Seattle gents, let us introduce you to your new winter staple. The down coat ($150) is insulating and characteristically utilitarian, but the detachable fur hood accent and the faux-shearling accent add a level of sophistication.
From the Disney x Uniqlo kids collection, this Bambi button up ($20) is adorable without being kitschy and would look great layered under a chunky knit.
Cue the "awwws." This printed fleece jacket ($20) uses Uniqlo technology to store thermal energy and make the fabric feel particularly warm, like wrapping up in a jacket fresh from the dryer.
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