TG Year End Review: CDO’s Top Five Store Openings in 2014

One of the reasons why people come to CDO is shopping. This city is the home of many firsts especially in clothing brands. This year, more stores have opened that are not just firsts in the Visayas and Mindanao area but in the entire Philippines. Here are the top five stores that opened doors to CDO shoppers this year.


British clothing brand F&F opened its first store in the Philippines at Limketkai Mall last January. From shirts to accessories, F&F has so many to offer for both men and women.

Fully Booked

This bookstore is best known to have the widest selection of books and reading materials in the Philippines. Fully Booked reminds me of Barnes and Nobles in the US wherein one can just sit down and relax while enjoying every text and page written by the world’s best authors.

Islands Souvenirs

Someone made a huge come back this year! Islands Souvenirs launched their stores in CDO with the famous locals as their endorsers. They have newly designed t-shirts that capture the essence of Cagayan de Oro as The City of Golden Friendship and The Adventure Capital of the Philippines.

Bobson Japan

Another first in the Philippines! Bobson Japan has placed its first store in the Philippines at Limketkai Mall. If you are looking for nicely cut and stylish denims that are trendy and comfortable to wear, this store might just have what you’re looking for.

Globe Gen3 Store

Globe has expanded and renovated its store at Limketkai which is now named as the “Globe Gen3 Store.” There are only two stores of this kind in the Philippnes, the one at LKK and SM North Edsa in Metro Manila. It is designed by Tim Kobe, the founder and CEO of Eight, Inc. His most famous works include the Apple Store in New York City. Globe Gen3 Store is designed to have a dynamic space that offers a total interactive experience to its customers. Imagine paying your bills in less than 2 minutes or purchase your most desired iPhone in 10 minutes. I myself had tried it and it was indeed a hassle free experience.

There you go Kagay-anons, the top five stores that have set the trend in CDO this year. May 2015 offer us more exciting choices.