Japanese retailer Uniqlo is set to open the doors to its latest stores in Sydney's south and west as it expands into the suburbs. On Thursday, the new site at Scentre Group's Westfield Parramatta will open. On Saturday, there will be a drum beat for the opening of the sixth store at the newly renovated Westfield Miranda shopping centre. It's been more than a year since the Japanese giant arrived in Australia, opening its first site in Emporium Melbourne, followed by a shop in Chadstone, Melbourne. In October last year, it arrived at the AMP Shopping Centre's Macquarie Centre, followed by a vibrant, drum-beating opening in the Mid City Centre in Sydney's Pitt Street Mall. Uniqlo chief development officer Matt Parker said the response had been strong and demand was high to keep rolling out stores across the country. "We are in constant conversions with the major landlords and retail property agents as we seek out new stores across the country," he said. "Where possible, we look at the central business districts of each capital city and then roll out to the suburbs, as we did in Melbourne and Sydney. We are very happy to be in association with Westfield with our two new stores." Uniqlo is one of the world's biggest apparel chains. It utilises celebrity ambassadors to promote the clothing across a range of industries and age groups. In Australia, golf star Adam Scott and actress Claudia Karvan are the faces of the clothing line, which includes the signature ultra-light down coats, known as "puffer jackets", and colourful cashmere jumpers. "The redevelopment of the shopping centres and the city-based strips have helped put Australia on the radar for many international retailers," Mr Parker said. "Furthermore, the changing shift in inner city living and the new apartment projects has definitely changed the way retail is offered in capital cities and we will be looking to expand where we can with new stores in the new projects." Uniqlo's expansion comes as more overseas retailers head to Australia. Microsoft has leased space in Pitt Street Mall to take advantage of the appetite for all things technology. The new Uniqlo stores will occupy about 1500 square metres and offer a wide range of products. Mr Parker said the recent retail sales data also indicated shoppers were coming back, perhaps as a result of the international offerings. He said the new entrants had been forcing Australian retailers to change their focus with the increased competition. "One of our major strategies was to focus on customer service and we have worked hard to exceed customers' expectations," he said.