Japanese low cost casual wear company UNIQLO will deliver pop-up retail stores constructed from a ship's cargo containers to various locations in Manhattan during Labor Day weekend. The exterior of the container stores is made from corrugated metal, while the inside is fitted with shelves.
The container stores, which are arriving from Tokyo, will be transported from the pier on flatbed trucks, then lifted by cranes and placed on streets throughout New York. Merchandise in the container stores will vary to reflect the demographics of each neighborhood.
The stores will be a precursor to the October opening of UNIQLO's 36,000 sq ft flagship store in SoHo.