You Can Soon Buy Uniqlo’s Cold Weather Basics from Vending Machines
Need a pair of long johns in the middle of the night, STAT? Uniqlo has you covered. The Japanese retailer is installing vending machines across the country that will sell cold-weather basics from just about anywhere.
Uniqlo’s light-but-cozy basics Heattech collection has grown a cult following, and in the new Uniqlo To Go, machines will offer favorites from the line. Equipped with touch screens and credit-card ready, the machine dispenses basics with just a few taps and a swipe. Buyers’ remorse? The merch can be returned in-store or via mail.
Uniqlo To Go will start installing 10 machines in the next two months in malls and airports in New York, Houston, and Oakland, among other cities. The first one is already up and running at Oakland International Airport, while the rest will be installed over August and September of 2017 — just in time for the weather to turn a little bit chilly.
According to The Wall Street Journal, these new machines are a cheaper way for Uniqlo to hit their goal of expanding brand presence in the US. And it’s more convenient too: It allows customers to get what they’re looking for without having to hit the store (or wait in the inevitable line to pay).
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(h/t Elle; photos via Uniqlo, Andreas Rentz/Getty)