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Uniqlo Opens Airport Vending Machines for Forgetful Travelers

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Fashion Editor
Updated: 6 September 2017
It can be quite stressful packing for vacation. In a frenzy to get ready, you might forget to pack essential garments, only to realize your blunder at the airport. But now, Uniqlo has come up with a solution for forgetful packers. On August 2 at Oakland International Airport in California, Uniqlo debuted a vending machine that sells the brand’s quality basics.

Nine more machines are planned to go live at both airports and shopping malls nationwide, including the Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles (August 10), Houston Airport (August 17), and Queens Center in New York City (August 22) according to Quartz.

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What will the vending machines be selling? Expect to find lightweight unisex gear, including Uniqlo‘s signature Heattech thermals, perfect for chilly flights.

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In addition to Heattech gear, Uniqlo’s vending machine garment selection will change according to the season and clothing popular in local regions.

The Wall Street Journal reports the Japanese company took on this venture in order to grow global brand awareness.

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