Uniqlo May or May Not Launch Online Shopping in October

Shoppers walk past a branch of Japanese clothes retailer Uniqlo in Tokyo on October 8, 2010. The operator of Japan's cheap-chic clothing chain Uniqlo said it booked a higher annual net profit in the year to August but forecast it to slide 17 percent next year as competition stiffens Photo: YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images

According to paperwork (including a timeline) acquired by Ad Age, the Japanese retailer hopes to build an e-commerce site for America to enjoy before the end of the year. But according to a Uniqlo spokeswoman: "As we have said in the past, when we launch e-commerce in the U.S. we want to be sure it will benefit our customers, and currently we do not have a plan that meets that expectation." C'mon, now, we're an easygoing crowd.