37. Uniqlo

We've said it before—Japan gets it in. Maybe not in everything, but it's certainly true with Uniqlo and its budget-friendly, high-quality basics. In 2006, the Japanese retailer came through and crushed buildings with its ginormous three-level NYC store, dripping with $30 raw denim and $60 cashmere sweaters. Now if only Japan would send over some of those hot-coffee vending machines.

YOU AUGHTA KNOW:
The only Uniqlo store in the U.S. is its Soho NYC flagship; there are 703 in Japan, 41 in South Korea, 38 in China, and 14 in the U.K.