Oh my Lord I am so excited.
I first discovered Uniqlo in New York a few years ago - they had just opened their flagship store on Fifth Ave. I found the perfect pair of work pants and bought TWO. Because in NYC they also take the pants up for you for free. Since then, Uniqlo pants are the only ones I wear regularly to work. I'm also a big fan of their HeatTech range - think thermals but not itchy.
I also picked up a brolly because it was raining that day in New York and we had left the hotel unprepared. This is the best umbrella I have ever bought. It's difficult to explain without pictures but basically it folds in a certain way that you can pop it back into your bag after using it and nothing in your bag gets wet! Genius!!
I visited the Uniqlo popup store in Melbourne earlier this year and picked up some merino wool knits which are superfine and so comfy aaaaaaand Uniqlo is coming to Sydney by the end of this year! They will be at 420 Pitt St and then in mid-City Centre by next year.
Aaaaaand I was on the Uniqlo website this morning as I was writing this post and discovered that their online store is now open. Go forth and shop! I know I did.