UNIQLO released their new MICKEY BLUE line of t-shirts on April 8 from its t-shirt brand UT as part of the “Magic For All” Disney collection. The line is available both in-store and online.
Due to its popularity, this is the third year the MICKEY BLUE line is being released. This UNIQLO-original Mickey Mouse collection fuses together indigo blue and ocean blue.
Women’s UT: ¥990 (Before Tax)
This t-shirt design features Mickey running while carrying a surfboard.
Men’s UT: ¥990 (Before Tax)
Another surfboard design, but this time Mickey is holding it while holding a cute pose.
Kid’s UT: ¥790 (Before Tax)
Other designs beckon summertime with including those with blue stripes and those with dots.
And for the first time in the collection Donald Duck also makes an appearance to celebrate his 85th anniversary.
This stylist collection is a must-have for any Disney fans!
Release Date: April 8, 2019
Available: At UNIQLO stores in Japan and via their online store
Collection Page: https://www.uniqlo.com/jp/store/feature/uq/ut/mickeyblue/
Uniqlo U, the brand created by Artistic Director Christophe Lemaire and his team in Paris, is giving us the warm welcome of its Spring/Summer 2021 collection which is set to drop first in Japan on January 22, 2021 and globally on January 28, 2021. The line-up features a fitting silhouette comfortable for the warmer seasons and focuses on simple and comfy threads perfect for today’s modern lifestyle. The items come in earth tones that serve us season-changing vibes. This 10th season of Uniqlo U also welcomes a kids line-up to the collection.
The women’s collection features light and airy items made from viscose and cotton-polyester blends as well as 3D knits to give that refreshing summery feel. The sheer shirt comes in men’s stripes while the regular fit jeans have been updated with a straight silhouette. The shiny rayon tunic and dress present fluidity and soft colors while the twill skirt will come in an A-line silhouette. Coats have been cut shorter for those who are active.
The new kid’s collection added to Uniqlo U features all the classic one pieces, T-shirts, and short pants made into children’s sizes so that they too can enjoy the thrills of dressing well in comfortable, sophisticated styles.
Don’t miss the Uniqlo U Spring/Summer 2021 Collection.
Uniqlo U Spring/Summer 2021 Collection
Release Date: January 22, 2021 (Japan) / January 28, 2021 (Global)
Official Website: https://www.uniqlo.com/uniqlo-u/21ss/uk/en/
UNIQLO’s T-shirt brand UT is set to collaborate with American artist Jason Polan with a special collection featuring his art that will drop on January 29, 2021.
Polan was a New York-based artist who passed away in January 2020 at the age of 37. He become a partner of UNIQLO in 2016 and has since collaborated with UNIQLO on three separate occasions with his collections being made available worldwide.
Honouring Polan’s favourite iconic drawings
In 2008, Jason Polan gave himself a challenge to draw every person in New York. Each drawing in this project featured a description of what Polan saw when drawing people along with the date of when he saw them, giving people an insight into his world as he saw it. He is also known for his love of giraffes, hamburgers, and tigers, which make up some of his most iconic art pieces. He even did some drawings while in Tokyo.
Join in continuing his legacy with artists around the world.
Jason Polan’s passion for bringing people together to create their own art gave birth to the World’s Biggest Drawing Club. This has inspired people from across the globe to share their own sketches of everyday life. UNIQLO will commemorate Polan’s death anniversary with a special online drawing event on their Instagram page on January 27, 2021.
The World’s Biggest Drawing Club – Online Event
Help continue Jason Polan’s mission and join the The World’s Biggest Drawing Club. For more information, visit UNIQLO’s website here.
Running: January 8, 2021 – February 21, 2021
How to Join: https://www.uniqlo.com/jp/en/contents/feature/jason-polan/campaign/
#worldsbiggestdrawingclub (Global hashtag)
#ドローイングクラブ (Japan hashtag)
Every Person in “UNIQLO TOKYO”
On January 27, the first anniversary of Polan’s death this year, UT will host a special one-night drawing workshop hosted by prominent artists. UNIQLO TOKYO will also welcome pre-sales of the T-shirt collection on the same day.
Date: January 27, 2021
Time: 19:00 (JST)
Where: UNIQLO’s official Instagram page.
Those who buy two or more items from the collection at select UNIQLO stores and UNIQLO’s online shop will receive the uni-ball Vision Elite, a pen loved by Polan, with the artist’s name inscribed on it. Limited quantities available.
Those who order from the collection online will have their items shipped in an original box. Limited quantities available.
All UNIQLO branches in Japan are now handing out a special Jason Polan leaflet book have also have dedicated drawing spaces to encourage people to make art.
Jason Polan UT
Release Date: January 29, 2021
Location: UNIQLO Japan
Special Site: https://www.uniqlo.com/jp/en/contents/feature/jason-polan/campaign/
Yu Nagaba x Snoopy Clothing Collection to Release at UNIQLO
19.December.2020 | FASHION
Japanese illustrator Yu Nagaba is collaboration with the popular Peanuts comics to release a collection of T-shirts from UNIQLO’s graphic T-shirt brand UT. It is a follow up to his last year’s collaboration with Snoopy and the Peanuts gang and will release at UNIQLO in Japan on January 1, 2021.
A heart-warming collection filled with positivity
Yu Nagaba himself is a fan of Peanuts and has used his iconic drawing style to capture the gang’s positivity to create a collection that’s sure to keep you uplifted throughout the day.
T-Shirts (6 Designs) ¥1,500 Each (Before Tax)
Kids Line-Up (Excerpt)
The collection also includes a line-up of merch too like caps, umbrellas, bags, and more.
Yu Nagaba Interview (Japanese):
UNIQLO Harajuku’s Enormous Snoopy by Yu Nagaba
Nagaba has also illustrated an enormous 1.5-meter canvas of Snoopy which will be put into the UNIQLO Harajuku store on December 26. The illustrator will also be present on January 9, 2021 to do signings. But that’s not all—customers who spend over ¥5,000 (before tax) in the store between January 1-3 next year will also receive a Yu Nagaba original sign bag along with sweets. These are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Additionally, for every two Yu Nagaba x Peanuts items bought at all UNIQLO stores in Japan, customers will receive a special sticker.
PEANUTS x Yu Nagaba UT
Release Date: January 1, 2021
Available: UNIQLO Japan stores / UNIQLO Japan online store
Product Page: https://www.uniqlo.com/jp/ja/spl/ut-graphic-tees/peanuts-yu-nagaba/
Yu Nagaba Signing
Date: January 9, 2021
Location: UNIQLO Harajuku
Attending: You must buy something from this collection by January 9, 2021 at 13:00 to attend
*More details will be announced on UNIQLO Harajuku’s official website at a later date
Disney Store x South Korean Cosmetic Brand peripera Collaborate on Limited-Edition Packaging
17.December.2020 | FASHION
South Korean cosmetic brand peripera and Disney Store Japan are teaming up to feature Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck on the packaging products of peripera’s best selling items. The products are now available to buy via shopDisney and at Disney Store branches in Japan.
peripera is perhaps best known for its lip tint which was released in 2015. It was so successful it was dubbed the ‘national tint,’ and Japan even enjoyed its own exclusive limited-edition collection.
Eight of peripera’s products will feature in part of the collaborative line-up, with Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck decorating their best selling Ink Velvet tint, glittery Sugar Twinkle Liquid Shadow, Ink Color Cara mascara, and more.
As well as the packaging designs, peripera and Disney Store have come together to create some Disney Store-original items which you can see below, all perfect as gifts to yourself or someone special.
peripera x Disney Store Collaboration
Buy Here: http://shopDisney.jp/c/peripera/
Tokyo Banana x Disney Sweets Shop to Open in Kobe Hankyu This Holiday Season
11.December.2020 | FOOD
Disney SWEETS COLLECTION by Tokyo Banana is a sweets shop by Tokyo Banana in collaboration with Disney. A pop-up version will open in Kobe Hankyu from December 16 to 22 with a selection of sweets including two special treats releasing to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Disney film Fantasia.
Fantasia 80th Anniversary Sweets
Disney Fantasia/Tokyo Banana
Disney Fantasia/Tokyo Banana (8 Included) | ¥1,300 (Tax Included)
The packaging features Mickey Mouse’s iconic look as the Sorcerer’s Apprentice.
The chocolate sponge cakes are filled with chocolate banana custard cream and are decorated with a moon, stars, and Mickey’s head.
All boxes of these sweets come with a set of two random postcards too.
Disney Fantasia/Chocolate Sandwich
Disney Fantasia/Chocolate Sandwich (28 Included) | ¥3,024 (Tax Included)
This beautiful box of chocolate biscuit sandwiches will be limited to 80 tins per day.
The light and crunchy cookies are banana milkshake and chocolate flavoured and feature memorable scenes and references to the Sorcerer’s Apprentice part of Fantasia.
The pop-up shop will be selling a variety of other collaborative treats too as part of the Disney SWEETS COLLECTION by Tokyo Banana.
Disney SWEETS COLLECTION by Tokyo Banana
Running: December 16, 2020 – December 22, 2020
Location: Kobe Hankyu (Floor B1F, Food Stage)
Official Website: https://tokyobanana.jp/products/banana_disney.html
Disney Japan to Release New Year’s Themed Merchandise This Holiday Season
30.November.2020 | FASHION
Walt Disney Japan has announced the release of a new collection of merchandise to celebrate the New Year which will hit Disney Japan stores on December 1, 2020. Pre-sales items will also open at select stores and on ShopDisney on November 27.
The line-up includes a selection of traditional Japanese New Year decorations and more, all with Disney motifs, like daruma dolls, kadomatsu pine decorations, and more.
<Daruma Plush Toy Sets> Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse or Chip & Dale – ¥2,750 Each | <Mascot Figure> Donald Duck – ¥2,750 | Shimekazari – ¥2,860 | Kadomatsu – ¥1,980 (All Before Tax)
Welcome the year with good fortune with the red and white Mickey and Minnie or Chip & Dale daruma dolls. They are sure to brighten up any house entrance or room.
Winnie the Pooh Plush (Large) ¥3,300 | Roo or Piglet – ¥1,760 | Eeyore – ¥1,980 (All Before Tax)
The faces of the Hundred Acre Wood arrive dressed in cute cow outfits to represent the Year of the Ox in 2021. Each of them is holding a bottle of milk.
Tsum Tsum Plush Toys – ¥990 Each (Before Tax)
Disney Japan is also releasing a collection of Tsum Tsum plush toys, each of which is also dressed in cow clothing.
nuiMOs Kimono Plush Toy Set – ¥2,530 Each | Year of the Ox Costumes – ¥1,980 Each | UniBEARsity Plush Toy Costume – ¥3,630 (Before Tax)
nuiMOs and UniBEARsity have created their own New Year’s plush toy outfits too in celebration of the Ox.
©Disney. Based on the “Winnie the Pooh” works by A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard.
Release Date: December 1, 2020
Pre-sales: November 27, 2020 at Disney Store Sendai Toei Plaza, Disney Store Shibuya Koen-dori, Disney Store Kyoto Shijo Kawaramachi, Disney Store Shinsaibashi
ShopDisney Official Website: https://shopdisney.disney.co.jp/
UNIQLO x JW ANDERSON Unveil Their First Ever Holiday Collection For 2020
28.November.2020 | FASHION
London-based fashion brand JW ANDERSON is following up its Autumn/Winter collaboration with UNIQLO with the two companies’ first ever holiday collection. Centring around the theme “A Cozy Countryside British Cottage,” the collection captures the vibe of spending time in a cozy cottage on the outskirts of London.
Traditional and uplifting British prints for a brighter winter
The holiday collection is made up of everything you need for surviving winter: beanies, gloves, socks, and snoods, all decorated with traditional British prints like argyle and jacquard. All the colours match together perfectly so the line-up works perfectly as a set. It features an JW ANDERSON-esque twist and incorporates HEATTECH technology to get you through the cold months.
Limited-edition argyle gift boxes
Gift Box | ¥290 (Small/Medium/Large)
This collection is boxed in an argyle gift box to make for the perfect Christmas packaging.
Stay warm this winter with the soft and cozy new JW ANDERSON x UNIQLO holiday collection, rolling out December 4, 2020.
UNIQLO and JW ANDERSON
Release Date: December 12, 2020
Available: UNIQLO online and in-store
Line-Up: Women’s – 1 Item / Men – 1 Item / Unisex – 3 Items / Kids – 3 Items
UNIQLO and JW ANDERSON Special Site: https://www.uniqlo.com/jp/ja/contents/collaboration/jwanderson/20fw/article/04/
Mickey & Friends Disney Christmas Cupcakes to be Released at Ginza Cozy Corner
Japanese confectionery company Ginza Cozy Corner is teaming up with Disney once again to release a new Christmas collection of cupcakes on December 1.
Colourful Disney treats for the holiday season
This sweet seasonal collection is inspired by Mickey & Friends and contains nine unique cupcakes which depict the characters getting ready for their Christmas party.
Disney Christmas Collection (Contains 9) | ¥2,500 (Before Tax)
Cupcakes include a Santa-hat wearing, chocolate ganache-filled Mickey cream cheese cake, a strawberry jam-filled Minnie mousse cake, a lemon and mint cream-packed, Christmas decoration-adorned Donald tart, a banana and mint cream Pluto tart, an orange cream Goofy chocolate cake, and more.
The cakes are packed in a special Disney Christmas box which is sure to catch the attention of sweet tooths this holiday season, perfect for stay-at-home Christmas parties.
Disney Christmas Collection
Running: December 1, 2020 – December 25, 2020
Ginza Cozy Corner Official Website: https://www.cozycorner.co.jp/
UNIQLO Announces Loungewear Collaboration With Pokémon and Sumikko Gurashi
Japanese clothing retailer UNIQLO has announced a loungewear collection for the holiday season in collaboration with Pokémon and Sumikko Gurashi—the latter being a set of fictional characters created by San-X. Set to roll out in Japan from November 19, the fleece line-up is the perfect gift for the coming winter months.
Everybody’s favourite Pokémon are coming together for this cosy collaboration. The fleece set’s theme is “Night Explorer” which imagines the wearer exploring the night together with their Pokémon. The designs feature moon and star motifs with neon colouring.
When the collection launches, those who purchase one of the Pokémon fleece sets in Japan will receive a set of two clear-coloured Pokémon figurines. And if they order online via UNIQLO’s website, their order will be shipped in a special Pokémon box.
Buyers will also receive a card with a code on it to participate in a special campaign.
Sumikko Gurashi Line-Up
The corner-dwelling Sumikko Gurashi character merchandise is themed on a sleepover with items made warm, fluffy, and cosy.
The three Sumikko Gurashi sets will launch online only on December 18.
Picking up either of the fleece sets or poncho blanket sets from December 18 will land you one of the above-pictured plush toys.
UNIQLO will also be selling limited-edition Sumikko Gurashi gift cards too both online and in-store when the sets are released.
Loungewear Holiday Collection
Release Date: November 19, 2020
Pokémon Line-Up Info: https://www.uniqlo.com/jp/ja/spl/ut-graphic-tees/pokemon-20fw/kids
Sumikko Gurashi Line-Up Info: https://www.uniqlo.com/jp/ja/spl/ut-graphic-tees/sumikkogurashi-20fw/kids
Toy Story’s Little Green Men and Lots-o’ Get Turned Into Confections at Japanese Convenience Stores
Bandai’s character-inspired Japanese confectionery series Tabemas has revealed that its next batch of sweet treats will be inspired by the Little Green Men and Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear from the popular Pixar movie franchise Toy Story. The confections will hit 7-Eleven convenience stores in Japan on November 21, 2020.
Tabemas Toy Story | ¥258 Each (Before Tax)
The lovable Little Green Men and Toy Story 3‘s main antagonist Lots-o have been fully recreated, down to the finest details, into delicious confections. The details are well crafted you can almost hear the aliens chanting “OOOOOH” in unison! The sweets are also made with a dough called “nerikiri” which is used in making traditional Japanese wagashi sweets.
The Little Green Men are matcha flavoured while Lots-o is strawberry flavoured. Both contain Japanese bean paste, and neither use artificial colourings. Their colours comes from the original ingredients. Each sweet is also only 100kcal making is a perfect quick treat.
‘Tabemas’ is an abbreviation of the Japanese words taberareru masukotto, meaning ‘mascots that you can eat.’ It is a Japanese confectionery series that combines well-known characters and Japanese sweets made from ingredients like red bean paste, sugar and rice flour.
Tabemas Toy Story 25th Anniversary – Little Green Man & Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear
Release Date: November 21, 2020
Available: At the chilled sweets section of 7-Eleven convenience stores in Japan
*Available while supplies last
*Stock date may differ from branch to branch
*Select stores not participating
Official Website: https://www.bandai.co.jp/candy/tabemas/toystory/
Japan’s Pixar Bullet Train Project ‘GO! WAKU WAKU ADVENTURE with Pixar’ Announces New Merchandise
The “GO! WAKU WAKU ADVENTURE with Pixar” project has announced its second batch of original merchandise. Let’s take a look at a sample of the line-up.
About GO! WAKU WAKU ADVENTURE with PIXAR
JR Kyushu signed a promotional license agreement with Walt Disney Japan to launch the “GO! WAKU WAKU ADVENTURE with PIXAR” project, which began on September 12, 2020, and sees select shinkansen bullet trains decorated in characters from Pixar’s animated filmography.
Original Merchandise – Batch ②
Pixar Torimon | ¥1,512 (Tax Included)
The Hakata Tormin is a popular souvenir confection in Fukuoka Prefecture. This collection features exclusive Pixar packaging.
Pixar Stainless Steel Bottle | ¥3,190 (Tax Included)
Pixar Mobile Battery | ¥4,180 (Tax Included) *Available online only
Two items which are must-haves when travelling are a drink bottle and a mobile battery. The Pixar stainless steel bottle holds 130ml and is perfect for keeping hot drinks during the autumn and winter season.
minimaginationTOWN Toy Story Woody Set | ¥2,480 (Tax Included)
minimaginationTOWN Toy Story Ducky & Bunny Set | ¥3,278 (Tax Included)
Cute Pixar plush toys riding the Pixar bullet train. There’s also Buzz and Little Green Men designs!
Pixar Arita Ware Plate (Up design) | ¥3,080 (Tax Included) *Available online only
Little Green Men Hand Towel | ¥2,816 (Tax Included) *Available online only
Two traditional Japanese items with an Arita ware plate inspired by Up as well as hand towels which are available in navy and brown.
Original Merchandise – Batch ②
Release Date: November 13, 2020
Available: Kokura Souvenir Shop, Hakata Souvenir Shop at Hakata Station’s Hakata Entrance, Hakata Souvenir Shop Dates, Hakata Souvenir Shop at Hakata Station’s Shinkansen area, Oita Souvenir Shop, Kumamoto Souvenir Shop, Nagasaki Souvenir Shop, Kagoshima Souvenir Shop, Miyazaki Souvenir Shop, and elsewhere
Online Shop: https://jrk-kyushutabi.shop/html/page2.html
*Limited in stock so available while supplies last
Instagram campaign to win more original merch
Prize: Embroidered Pouch With Pin
The WAKU WAKU ADVENTURE Instagram Campaign will run from November 16, 2020 to January 16, 2021 for a chance for 20 people to enter to win an embroidered pouch with a pin. All they need to do is follow the official Instagram page @wakuwakuadventure and post a photo related to the project with the Japanese hashtag #わくわくアドベンチャーキャンペーン.
GO! WAKU WAKU ADVENTURE with PIXAR
Official Website: http://www.jrkyushu.co.jp/train/wakuwaku-adventure/
Product Page: https://jrk-kyushutabi.shop/html/page2.html
UNIQLO’s Collaboration With Jil Sander Returns With the +J Autumn/Winter 2020 Collection
02.November.2020 | FASHION
It’s been 11 years since Jil Sander first teamed up with UNIQLO, but now she’s set to bring back her signature modern style as the legendary collaboration returns with the +J Autumn/Winter 2020 Collection which is serving “sophisticated essentials.”
The collection is “inspired by a sense of enlightened understatement” and “consists of versatile, iconic pieces.” Each item boasts trendy volume and sophisticated silhouettes while maintaining comfort and style.
+J 2020 Autumn/Winter 2020 Collection
Outer: ¥7,900-¥24,900 / Pants: ¥3,990-¥9,990 / Skirt: ¥6,990 / Shirt: ¥3,990-¥8,990 / Cut & Sewn: ¥1,990-¥4,990 / Knitwear: ¥3,990¥12,900 / Dress: ¥4,990-¥5,990 / Accessories: ¥2,990-¥9,990
The sophisticated and modern line-up includes the Down Volume Hooded Coat, Hybrid Down Oversized Fit Parka, Ultra Light Down Hooded Coat, Cashmere Blend Chesterfield Coat, and more.
“I set out to define the global modern uniform with this in mind: Clothes should be long-lasting and enduring,” Sander said in a statement. “They should serve the wearer and give her or him the energy and self-assurance which is so much needed in our global reality.”
Autumn/Winter 2020 Collection
Release Date: November 13, 2020
+J Special Site: https://www.uniqlo.com/plusj/20fw/uk/en/