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GU: Uniqlo’s emerging sibling, crafting style with social media

GU (极优) is a Japanese brand founded in 2006 specializing in affordable and casual clothing. It is a subsidiary of Fast Retailing, the parent company of the retail giant Uniqlo. The brand’s name, “GU”, is a pun on the Japanese word “jiyū” (自由), “freedom” in English, signifying an escape from high-priced clothing. As of August […]