Otaku NYC: Uniqlo

Uniqlo is a staple clothing store in Japan, where you pick up your basics for everyday. Their branding is clean and graphic which their store reflects as well. The bonus is they make some awesome limited t-shirts featuring all kinds of popular culture; the most important to this article being anime, manga, and video games.

So lucky for us they opened up one on Broadway. With another location having opened up at Herald Square (thanks Sophy for the info!). UPDATE: And there is also one uptown at 1114 Ave of the Americas and 666 5th Ave.

Just as their clothes and themes change, so does their store interior. They even have a tendency to paper their second floor loft walls with blown up manga pages or add in an arcade machine for a time. Changing it up every couple of months keeps the store a continuously fun place to check out.

Back to the t-shirts, they’re well-made and reasonably priced. And what really sets apart their style is the creative way they work in the different series. They are unique designs, not just an image or a logo put in the middle of a t-shirt. Everything from Detective Conan to Gundam, from Mega-Man to Parappa the Rapper has graced the clothing line.

Be sure to get one of the bags with your purchase, too.


2 thoughts on “Otaku NYC: Uniqlo

  1. Sophy says:

    Uniqlo’s clothes are awesome. I love their impressive limited design t-shirts. Speaking of which, they’re also opening another branch up at Herald Square. I passed by it last week.

    • reversethieves says:

      I have more t-shirts than I know what to do with.

      That’s awesome about another location since it is closer to NYAF/NYCC too, thanks for the info. I’ll add it to the post!


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