Uniqlo is upping its game

Good morning everyone,

It's going to be a bit cooler today...well, if you can call 33C 'cool'. And it's going to be cloudier, so hopefully it'll feel cooler-and it's looking like rain this evening, so you'd better take your umbrella with you. The rest of the week is looking pretty much the same (except for the rain)-daytime highs in the mid-30s and a mix of sun and clouds. Hopefully, we'll see overnight lows be a bit cooler after the 'obon' holiday, but I'm not holding my breath.

So, when Uniqlo first started to expand, I liked it for it's no-frills (meaning: basic) under garments that lasted a long time and were relatively cheap. Then they decided that they wanted to compete with Zara, H&M and other global clothing brands and I feel like the prices went up a bit and the quality went down.

I'm not sure if it's just me or not, but I feel like they are finally starting to find their place in the market. I can't speak for the women's section (I don't really shop there...ha ha!), but the men's section is full of the basics along with some sportswear and simple outerwear. They've got a lot of licences from American brands they are plastered all over t-shirts and they've chosen well as the brands are mostly classics, so they'll never go out of style.

And the prices are good too. 

Yesterday, I went to Uniqlo at Al Park and picked up a thin hoodie, a t-shirt and a pair of shorts all for under Y5,000. That's definitely in my budget...ha ha!

If you haven't been in a while, it might be worth checking out again.

Have a great day!
PS to 'up one's game' means to make an effort to improve or do better

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