I found an article in the AJC (the atlanta journal-constitution) about Japan's "GAP" chain wanting to buy Barneys New York. Take a quick read by clicking on this link http://www.ajc.com/news/content/living/fashion/stories/2007/08/01/Fashionuniqlo0801.html Tell me what you think about this article and the possiblilty of Uniqlo acquiring Barneys New York? Have you been to UNIQLO...if so tell me what you think of the store? I had the chance to visit UNIQLO while I was in Seoul South Korea earlier this year & to be honest it is very similar to Gap but to me the quality was just not there. That's me and my opinion & it really doesn't matter because others seem to love it and their sales prove it (annual sales $3.75 billion)!