Byline: AMANDA KAISER and KELLY WETHERILLE
Uniqlo, Dover Street Link Tokyo Flagships
Rei, meet Tadashi.
In what might be seen as an odd fashion pairing, Rei Kawakubo's Dover Street Market has opened a store here that connects to the largest Uniqlo flagship to date. Both stores held opening parties Thursday before opening to the public today.
Tadashi Yanai's Fast Retailing Co. Ltd. considers the 12-story, 53,000-square-foot store in the shopping district of Ginza to be its eighth "global flagship," joining the ranks of its two stores in New York as well as those in London; Paris; Shanghai; Osaka, Japan; Seoul, and Taipei, Taiwan.
"When we opened the store on New York's Fifth Avenue, I thought that we had realized the American dream. In Japan's Ginza it's the same thing I think it's a symbol of the Japanese dream," Yanai, chairman, president and chief executive officer …