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Just because Uniqlo's new global flagship has 89,000 square feet of space doesn't mean that they're cramming as many people as possible inside. Despite being the biggest Uniqlo store in the world, the space still had a line going down to Sixth Avenue when we stopped by this afternoon. We waited about 45 minutes before even stepping foot inside, though we did score a free poncho for our troubles.
The much-anticipated $9.90 jeans ordered specifically for the store's opening are on the third floor and there are still tons of them. Snag a pair before they're gone because there won't be any more at that hot price—we are expecting them to disappear by Monday at the latest.
Other specials to look for include women's v-neck cashmere sweaters for $49.90—regularly priced at $89.90. The men's cashmere v-necks are also marked down from $99.90 to $59.90. While supplies last, men's and women's Heattech longsleeve T-shirts are only $12.90. Men's and women's premium down ultra light jackets are priced at $59.90, which is twenty bucks off the normal price. (You can spend the money you'll save on two pairs of those jeans!)
We expected the store to be utter chaos, but there are so many employees keeping up with the crowds that everything is surprisingly neat. There was no wait for the dressing rooms—we'd hope so with 100 rooms! But even though there are 50 cash registers, you'll still have to wait another 20 minutes or so before checking out. Swag alert: If you are one of the first 30,000 customers, you can pick up a free Uniqlo tote bag on your way out.—Danielle Desmond
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