• Kyodo News


Abercrombie & Fitch Co. on Tuesday opened its first Asian flagship store in central Tokyo, drawing a huge crowd as well as police to control the brouhaha, as the U.S. teen fashion retailer turns its eyes abroad for growth amid sliding sales at home.

Its 12-story building is located in the Ginza district, once the heartland of top luxury brands but now dominated by fast-fashion brands like Sweden’s H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB, Zara of Spain’s Inditex Group, and of course the Uniqlo chain operated by Fast Retailing Co.

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