Uniqlo Co., Ltd. traces its roots back to 1949, when it started out as a clothing company that sold men’s fashion in Japan. The name itself was conceived in the 1980s when the company wanted to have a name having an international appeal. Uniqlo is in fact a contraction of unique clothing. Today Uniqlo operates in South Korea, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Russia, France, the United Kingdom, and the United States. On its website, it offers discount to shoppers who enter a Uniqlo promo code at checkout.