Fast fashion giants UNIQLO and H&M have both announced plans to open stores at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre in Broadbeach in 2016.

H&M will launch its Pacific Fair store, its fourth in Queensland, in the first half of 2016.

Spanning approximately 2,700 square metres and set over two levels; the store will showcase apparel, underwear
and accessories for Men, Women, Kids and Baby and the much anticipated Home collection.

“We are excited to finally be able to announce our first store on the Gold Coast to be opening at Pacific Fair. We are so proud to offer Queensland four H&M stores, which is the most in any state,” said Hans Andersson, Australian Country Manager for H&M.

“We are also looking forward to introducing our H&M Home concept to the Gold Coast as we feel this really rounds out our wide assortment offering.”

Japanese retailer’s UNIQLO Pacific Fair store will open in mid-2016 and cover a vast 993 square metres, and will create more than 60 jobs for those in the local area.

Commenting on the upcoming store opening, Mr Shoichi Miyasaka, CEO of UNIQLO Australia said, “We’re excited to open our doors to Gold Coast customers following the successful response to our brand at Indooroopilly. The new Pacific Fair store will continue to help make our functional and affordable clothing more accessible to Australians across the country.”

The UNIQLO store in Pacific Fair will be the company’s third in Queensland.

The announcements continue the $670 million redevelopment of the Pacific Fair Shopping Centre that commenced in January 2014.