Uniqlo Jump Starts U.S. Mall Expansion with Huge N.J. Store

Uniqlo kicked off its new attempt at expansion into U.S. malls on Friday, bringing its Apple-esque take on fashion to Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus, N.J., where it opened a 43,000-square-foot store. Will the second time be the charm for Japan's largest retailer?

7 Retailers That May Become Household Names in 2012

Their brands aren't household names in the U.S. yet, but experts suggest you keep an eye on these seven emerging retailers with hot store concepts that are ripe for expansion. They could soon be headed to a mall near you.

Can Uniqlo's Clever Clothes Refashion the Retail Market?

Uniqlo has a simple plan: To revolutionize how people wear clothes. As its next step, the Japanese retailer of utilitarian but sexy fashions with cutting-edge features is making a massive push into the U.S. And if you haven't heard the buzz Uniqlo's generating, you will soon.

Jobless Americans Rattle Asian Markets

Rising applications in the U.S. for unemployment claims sent Asian shares lower today. In Japan the Nikkei 225 Index slid 0.9% and in China the Shanghai Composite Index slipped 1.3%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng inched up 0.2%.

The Clever Newbies Bucking Retail's Downturn

Amid all the chain-store carnage, some smaller merchants are trying to attract shoppers with new concepts, from textbook rentals to made-to-order pants. Some are online only, and others have bricks. But all are finding success and growth in a bruising environment.