Corporate History

  • 1989 Oct.

    UNITED ARROWS LTD. founded in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
    Osamu Shigematsu appointed Representative Director and President
  • 1990 Jul.

    UNITED ARROWS SHIBUYA opened as the first UNITED ARROWS shop in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

  • 1992 Oct.

    UNITED ARROWS HARAJUKU opened in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo as the flagship of UNITED ARROWS store

  • 1997 Mar.

    THE SOVEREIGN HOUSE store opened in Chuo-ku, Tokyo as the most prestigious UNITED ARROWS business for men's clothing
  • 1999 Feb.

    Entry into the railway station building market. UNITED ARROWS YOKOHAMA opened within LUMINE Yokohama building.
  • 1999 Jul.

    The Company’s shares registered for over-the-counter trading at the Japan Securities Dealers Association (currently the Osaka Securities Exchange)
  • 1999 Sep.

    UNITED ARROWS green label relaxing business commenced in earnest with the opening of new stores; UNITED ARROWS green label relaxing lumine shinjuku and lumine machida stores opened
  • 1999 Dec.

    Development of the CHROME HEARTS business commenced in earnest; CHROME HEARTS TOKYO opened in Minato-ku, Tokyo
    
  • 2000 Sep.

    UNITED ARROWS label image store District UNITED ARROWS opened in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

  • 2000 Oct.

    The opening of stores in outlet malls commenced
  • 2001 Feb.

    The women’s store brand Changes UNITED ARROWS launched; the first store opened in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (business closed in January 2007)
    The women’s store brand Another Edition launched; the first store opened in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (business closed in February 2018).
  • 2002 Feb.

    The men’s store brand TOKISHIRAZU launched; the first store opened in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (business closed in March 2011)
  • 2002 Mar.

    The Company’s shares listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
  • 2002 Sep.

    The women's shoes and bag select shop Odette é Odile UNITED ARROWS launched; the first store opened within LUMINE Shinjuku LUMINE I in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

  • 2003 Mar.

    The Company’s shares listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
  • 2003 Aug.

    The women’s store brand DRAWER launched; the first store opened in Minato-ku, Tokyo

  • 2003 Sep.

    UNITED ARROWS HARAJUKU (Shibuya-ku, Tokyo), the UNITED ARROWS flagship store, renewed as the UNITED ARROWS HARAJUKU FOR MEN store; the head office building diagonally opposite renewed as UNITED ARROWS HARAJUKU FOR WOMEN store
  • 2004 Jun.

    Tetsuya Iwaki appointed Representative Director and President
  • 2005 May.

    The new women’s store brand Jewel Changes, spun off from Changes UNITED ARROWS, launched; the first store opened within LUMINE I in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

    The men’s store brand DARJEELING DAYS, targeting the affluent adult, launched; a roadside store opened in Marunouchi naka-dori (business closed in February 2008)
  • 2005 Sep.

    The mainstay UNITED ARROWS business opened on ZOZOTOWN, an online store operated by START TODAY CO., LTD.; stores opened in earnest
  • 2005 Nov.

    All shares of FIGO CO., LTD., a company that mainly engages in the import, wholesale, and sale of Italian bags and other accessories, launched; company included in the Company’s scope of consolidation as a subsidiary
  • 2006 Mar.

    The women’s store brand FACADE GREEN green label relaxing, spun off from the UNITED ARROWS green label relaxing business, launched; the first store opened within MATSUYA GINZA in Chuo-ku, Tokyo (business closed in July 2008)
    The men’s store brand ODONATA green label relaxing, spun off from the UNITED ARROWS green label relaxing business, launched; the first store opened within the Daimaru Umeda Department Store in Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (business closed in July 2008)
  • 2006 Sep.

    UNITED ARROWS business separated into the fashion arm, UNITED ARROWS, and the casual arm, BEAUTY&YOUTH UNITED ARROWS

    The first stores under each arm after separation opened within the Yurakucho Seibu Fashion Annex in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

    The men’s store brand Liquor, woman&tears opened within FROM-1st in Minato-ku, Tokyo (business closed in February 2010)
    Cath Kidston, a U.K. interior and miscellaneous goods brand, store operations commenced; the first store opened in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (business closed in January 2011)
  • 2007 Mar.

    Disney Loved By Nature for UNITED ARROWS children clothing brand store operations commenced by the UNITED ARROWS green label relaxing business in collaboration with the Disney organization; the first store opened in Meguro-ku, Tokyo (business closed in March 2008)
  • 2007 Apr.

    LICLIS, the first proprietary online site, opened; (site closed in February 2008)
  • 2007 Aug.

    PERENNIAL UNITED ARROWS CO., LTD. established as a subsidiary mainly engaging in the planning and retailing of women's clothing and personal items
    Agreement to a capital and business alliance concluded with Mitsubishi Corporation
  • 2007 Sep.

    UNITED ARROWS HARAJUKU FOR MEN renewed and reopened.
    The original sports store brand SOUNDS GOOD launched; the first store opened within LUMINE shinjuku LUMINE II in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (business closed in July 2009)
  • 2008 May.

    COEN CO., LTD. established as a subsidiary mainly engaging in the retail sale of clothing and personal items
  • 2009 Apr.

    Osamu Shigematsu appointed Representative Director, President and Executive Officer
  • 2009 Sep.

    UNITED ARROWS LTD. ONLINE STORE, a proprietary online store, opened

    UNITED ARROWS LTD. ONLINE STORE

  • 2010 Apr.

    UNITED ARROWS HARAJUKU FOR MEN renewed and reopened; UNITED ARROWS&SON'S launched in the B1F

  • 2010 Jul.

    Entered the traffic channel; THE AIRPORT STORE UNITED ARROWS LTD. launched as an airport store brand; stores opened in Narita Airport Terminal 2 and Haneda Airport Terminal 2

  • 2010 Oct.

    UNITED ARROWS HARAJUKU FOR WOMEN renewed and reopened under the new shop concept showcasing abundance; nail salon as well as cooking lessons and workshop operations commenced based on the keywords clothing, food, housing, entertainment, knowledge, beauty, and healing

    UNITED ARROWS WOMEN entered the new online television shop sales channel

  • 2010 Dec.

    PERENNIAL UNITED ARROWS CO., LTD. completed liquidation proceedings
  • 2011 Feb.

    Store opened as an only shop by UNITED ARROWS WOMEN'S STORE within Daimaru Kobe in Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo marking entry into the department store channel

  • 2011 Mar.

    ARCHIPELAGO UNITED ARROWS LTD., a mix of the three Another Edition, Odette é Odile UNITED ARROWS, and Jewel Changes store brands, commenced operations; the first store opened within HAKATA HANKYU directly connected to Hakata Railway Station in Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka (business closed in March 2016).

  • 2011 Oct.

    The itoya WITH UNITED ARROWS corner opened within HANKYU MEN'S TOKYO in Yurakucho in collaboration with the long-established specialty stationery company GINZA ITOYA marking initial entry into the licensing business

  • 2011 Nov.

    THE STATION STORE UNITED ARROWS LTD. commenced operations as a store brand marking entry into the station building channel; the first Echika OMOTESANDO store opened within Omotesando Railway Station

  • 2011 Dec.

    THE HIGHWAY STORE UNITED ARROWS LTD. commenced operations as a store brand marking entry into the expressway service and parking area channel; the first EXPASA EBINA store opened within the Ebina service area along the Tomei inbound Expressway (business closed in March 2015).

  • 2012 Mar.

    Consolidated net sales reached a record ¥100 billion
  • 2012 Apr.

    Mitsuhiro Takeda appointed Representative Director, President and Executive Officer
    PROUD with UNITED ARROWS, a joint Nomura Real Estate Development Co., Ltd. residential development PROUD and UNITED ARROWS licensing proposal, launched marking initial entry into the residential proposal licensing business

  • 2012 Sep.

    BEAUTY&YOUTH UNITED ARROWS mens's private label brand monkey time independent store monkey time BEAUTY&YOUTH UNITED ARROWS operations commenced; the first store opened within LUMINE EST SHINJUKU

  • 2013 Apr.

    STEVEN ALAN New York-based select shop store development operations commenced in Japan by BEAUTY&YOUTH UNITED ARROWS; the first STEVEN ALAN store opened within BEAUTY&YOUTH UNITED ARROWS SHIBUYA KOENDORI.

  • 2013 Aug.

    UNITED ARROWS Taiwan LTD. established as a subsidiary; the first step toward developing business opportunities in Taiwan.
  • 2013 Sep.

    COEN Co., LTD. opened a proprietary online site, coen ONLINE STORE.
    COEN Co., LTD. opened the first large-scale store, coen General Store within SEIBU SHINJUKU PePe in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo.
  • 2013 Oct.

    UNITED ARROWS TAIPEI; the company's first overseas directly operated roadside store opened in Taipei, Taiwan.

  • 2014 Feb.

    The men's and women's store brand ASTRAET, targeting adult men and women, who are spiritually mature, commenced operations; the first store opened within Hankyu Umeda Main Store in Osaka-shi, Osaka

  • 2014 Mar.

    The women's original shoes store brand Boisson Chocolat commenced operation; the first store opened within LaLaport TOKYO-BAY South in Funabashi-shi, Chiba. (business closed in February 2018).

  • 2014 Apr.

    BOW & ARROWS spun off from UNITED ARROWS business, essentially targeting male department store users commenced operations; Daimaru Osaka Umeda Store in Osaka-shi, Osaka and Daimaru Sapporo Store in Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido opened. (business closed in February 2017).

  • 2014 May.

    BEAUTY&YOUTH UNITED ARROWS business open the first overseas directly operated roadside store in Taipei, Taiwan.

  • 2014 Sep.

    EN ROUTE launched; the first store opened in Ginza, Tokyo. *Business were closed in January 2018 .
    
  • 2015 Sep.

    The first flagship store of UNITED ARROWS green label relaxing opened in Jiyugaoka, Tokyo.
  • 2016 Jan.

    The first overseas UNITED ARROWS LTD. OUTLET store opened in Taiwan.
  • 2016 Apr.

    ROKU launced; the first store opened in Shinjyuku, Tokyo.
  • 2016 Apr.

    H BEAUTY&YOUTH launced; the first store opened in Aoyama, Tokyo.
  • 2016 Jul.

    The first overseas proprietary online store, UNITED ARROWS LTD. ONLINE STORE opened in Taiwan.
  • 2016 Sep.

    UNITED ARROWS ROPPONGI HILLS renovated as the largest flagship store in Tokyo.
  • 2016 Sep.

    WORK TRIP OUTFITS GREEN LABEL RELAXING, men’s and women’s store brand specialized in business wear launched; the first store opened in Yaesu, Tokyo
  • 2016 Oct.

    Group company, Designs & Co. commenced new brand, BLAMINK; the flagship store opened in Aoyama, Tokyo.
  • 2017 Apr.

    UNITED ARROWS LTD. ONLINE STORE and brand websites were integrated.
  • 2017 Sep.

    UNITED ARROWS HARAJUKU men’s annex and women’s annex are integrated as a concept of UNITED ARROWS ONE.
  • 2017 Oct.

    Overseas subsidiary UNTIED ARROWS TAIWAN LTD. opened the first shop in shop UNITED ARROWS TAIPEI BREEZE XINYI.
  • 2017 Nov.

    UNITED ARROWS YOKOHAMA renovated to new style store: Fashion arm, UNITED ARROWS and the casual arm BEAUTY&YOUTH UNITED ARROWS are mixed within the store.
  • 2018 Jan.

    In collaboration with Global Base Co. LTD., order-to-made condominium renovation service, RE : Apartment UNITED ARROWS LTD. commenced.
  • 2018 Mar.

    Lurow GREEN LABEL RELAXING, women’s store brand launched; the first store opened in Kawasaki, Kanagawa.