Business Wear Business

(As of the end of March 2018)

The Business Wear Business, centered on Yofuku-no-Aoyama, is our Group’s core business, boasting the record of being No. 1 in sales in the menswear specialty store industry.

Main business and stores

  • Yofuku-no-Aoyama

Yofuku-no-Aoyama

This is the Group’s core business. Its clothing stores carry a wide assortment of goods, especially suits, shoes, casual clothing and other men’s items, but also ladies’ suits for job hunting, formal wear, and more. It has stores in all 47 Japanese prefectures. Suits account for about 30% of the market share; formal wear, about 40%.

Management companyAOYAMA TRADING Co., Ltd.
WebsiteYofuku-no-Aoyama
Business startedMay 1964
Number of stores812stores (As of the end of March 2018)Store information

  • THE SUIT COMPANY

THE SUIT COMPANY

Based on the concept of “providing high-fashion, high-quality goods at reasonable prices in ideal locations,” it has revolutionized the image of menswear shops. It has done this through its stores, which have a standardized, stylish design of their space, and through the use of an approach to customer service that transforms the store from a “salesroom” to a customer-centric “buying room.” This brand has gained enormous popularity with the younger generation.

Management companyAOYAMA TRADING Co., Ltd.
WebsiteTHE SUIT COMPANY
Business startedNov 2000
Number of stores58stores (As of the end of March 2018)Store information

  • UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE

UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE

UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE is a store brand for urban adults that possesses exceptional merchandise procurement prowess based on a “multichannel, edited-type of SPA.” It has clearly differentiated itself from other select shops, and is building a unique worldview through culling the best from all kinds of channels rather than merely selecting.

Management companyAOYAMA TRADING Co., Ltd.
WebsiteUNIVERSAL LANGUAGE
Business startedOct 2004
Number of stores13stores (As of the end of March 2018)Store information

  • WHITE THE SUIT COMPANY

WHITE THE SUIT COMPANY

Under the concept “Suits become clothes to wear freedom”, WHITE THE SUITS COMPANY is produced for all working women to enjoy coordinate office wear like suits. Offer a wide variety of workplace styles for all age women.

Management companyAOYAMA TRADING Co., Ltd.
WebsiteWHITE THE SUIT COMPANY
Business startedFeb 2016
Number of stores10stores (As of the end of March 2018)Store information

  • WHITE THE SUIT COMPANY

UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE MEASURE'S

UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE MEASURE’S is a format of higher grade, custom made suit stores that emphasizes on high-quality materials and tailoring.

Management companyAOYAMA TRADING Co., Ltd.
WebsiteUNIVERSAL LANGUAGE MEASURE'S
Business startedFeb 2016
Number of stores3stores (As of the end of March 2018)Store information

Description of business

Including “Yofuku-no-Aoyama”, the business run over 800stores across the country and continue to offer all worker “better products at lower prices”. In 2016, women’s apparel specialty store, and custom made store are opened newly for increase of the market share.

Net sales and Operationg income

Number of stores opened and closed and stores at the end of the year of the suits business by each business format (As of the end of March 2018)

Name of business format Yofuku-no-Aoyama NB TSC UL BG UL MEASURE'S WHITE TSC Total
Stores opened 〔of which, relocated and reconstructed〕
(From April to March)
11 0 10 0 0 0 2 23
Stores closed
(From April to March)
4 8 1 1 1 1 0 16
Number of stores at the end of the year
(At the end of March)
812 0 58 13 0 3 10 896
(Notes)
  1. Numbers under The Suit Company include the number of TSC SPA OUTLET formats and the numbers under Universal Language include UL OUTLET formats.
  2. 1store of Yofuku-no-Aoyama, 5 stores of NEXT BLUE and 1 store of UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE were changed to stores of THE SUIT COMPANY.
  3. Blu e Grigio had dissoluted on September 10, 2017.
  4. NEXT BLUE had dissoluted on March 18, 2018.
    • NB: NEXT BLUE
    • TSC: THE SUIT COMPANY
    • WHITE TSC: WHITE THE SUIT COMPANY(specialty store of Ladieswear)
    • UL: UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE
    • UL MEASURE'S: UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE MEASURE'S(specialty store of custom order suits)