Retailer Uniqlo Vietnam is to open Ho Chi Minh’s second store this year despite the coronavirus outbreak.

Located at SC Vivo City shopping mall in District 7, the city’s second Uniqlo Vietnam store will occupy more than 2,000sq m of area, featuring its LifeWear products for males, females and kids. The opening date has yet to be disclosed, but the store is expected to open this spring/summer with interior fit-out well underway.

“We are aware of the huge demand from Vietnamese customers for Uniqlo products,” said Osamu Ikezoe, Co-CEO of Uniqlo Vietnam. “We are excited to open the SC Vivo City store to introduce our fashion philosophy LifeWear to our customers.”

Osamu said Uniqlo Vietnam plans three more stores this year. According to a prior company statement, the brand aims to operate at least three stores in Hanoi and eventually reach up to 20 nationwide.