Archive for the ‘Shopping’ Category
Thursday, May 10th, 2012
As the melting pot of Mindanao, Cagayan de Oro is still one of the best business centers here in Mindanao. A lot of business oriented people are lining up to invest new businesses in town. Due to these developments there are no doubt that Cagayan de Oro will flourish in the commerce arena. Kagay-anons never get outdated when it comes to developments and infrastructures even when it comes to the latest trend. Most especially when we talk about fashion, Kagay-anons will always be updated of the latest.
Cagayan de Oro will never get outdated when it comes to fashion. Where in fact, the City can name and boast a few fashion designers that are famous in the industry. Fashion designers that is PURELY KAGAY-ANONS. In fact, shopping malls are accessible here in the city. With the latest developments of the city and the construction of new malls and establishments it is much predicted that fashion boutiques and designer stores will come ramping around the city.
The imminent presence of shopping malls in the city you can shop all you want. There is a lot of shopping spree varieties to choose from. Below are some of the best things that Kagay-anons can do:
- Ukay-Ukay. Here you can find the cheapest deals in clothes. If you want to look like a fashion icon but don’t want to spend much this is the best deal for you. Where are these ukay-ukay stores located? The fact is you can find them all around Cagayan de Oro city. The only downside of this shopping spree activity is that you might find it hard to find clothing that might fit you and the clothes that you might pick may have a little damage already or stains that remains forever. Also, these places are not advisable for asthmatic people.
- Night Market. Only opens every Friday and Saturday. If you don’t want the hectic line nor the dust or the possibility of not finding the right dress for you then the Night Market is the best for you. Hanged with hangers and of course clean and dust-free clothes. Though, they are more expensive than of the Ukay-Ukay they have the mere advantage of people not fond of crawling to a dust filled clothes or doesn’t have the patience in finding the right clothes the Night market is the best answer for you.
- Shopping Malls. With a lot of investors coming to town and with the love of fashion of the Kagay-anons there is no wonder that businessmen would invest for fashion stores around the city. If you don’t want to go to dusty and would always go for original clothes then there are a lot of clothes that shopping malls can offer you. From designer clothes, shoes and cheap deals of the best clothes. Name it. They have it.
So these are the best places to do shopping spree in Cagayan de Oro. Places where you can choose what is best for you. Enjoy your shopping everyone.
Thursday, May 10th, 2012
Cagayan de Oro City is known to be the City of the Golden Friendship and to be one of the fastest growing industrial cities in Mindanao. And Cagayan de Oro City is Mindanao’s one of the safest cities. Many new malls and establishments have been constructed to give the cagay anons more job opportunities. More investors are coming to Cagayan de Oro City because of its cheap lifestyle and safe place to invest big businesses.
Lim ketkai Mall is expanding their mall and building new infrastructure to add more space for investors and entrepreneurs. Some local cagay anons are business oriented so they try to venture small business to malls and rented a small space inside the mall, instead of having their own shop or store.
Gaisano Mall is also one of the famous malls in Cagayan de Oro for the cagay anons who wanted to shop or buy goods in a cheaper price. Gaisano mall caters any type of costumers from class A to class C most people who would come here are the masses because of it lowest sale mostly every month.
SM or Save More is now the fastest growing mall because in a year they already have three branches here in Cagayan de Oro City namely in Kauswagan, Agora and Capistrano. The main SM establishments located at the uptown in Upper Carmen which is also the fastest growing condos and residential subdivisions uptown.
Ayala Mall is now starting to build their huge architecture building located at the heart of the city. Ayala made three buildings each building has their own functions one for the mall, the second is for hotel and the third one would be for the condominium.
The cagay anons were looking forward for the fast growing businesses here in Cagayan de Oro City. One way to prove that Cagayan de Oro City is the city of the golden friendship and sumptuous business opportunities.
Thursday, July 14th, 2011
Aside from promoting the city’s tourism, it seems that our city officials, as well, as several of the city’s private investors, are also keen on improving the city’s livelihood. And this is evident in the latest developments going on around the city. In five years’ time, the city has gone through numerous transitions and improvements in various sectors.
Just recently, the Market City in Agora formally opened its doors for business. Who would have thought that this new complex, might I add — a complex with pristine and spacious hallways, was formerly the chaotic Agora Market?
In order to serve its purpose efficiently, the new market complex is designed to facilitate order, which is a big leap from its former state. There is now a clear partition that sets apart the dry goods from the wet market section.
At its current state, the new public market still has a lot of vacant stalls available for interested tenants. However, the complex is now inhabited by several popular tenants, including the ff:
- Prito Paborito
- Mang Inasal
- La Ilongga
- Lechon Manok ni Sr. Pedro
- Vjandep Pastel
- Dunkin Donuts
- Karen’s Bakeshop
- Rose Pharmacy
Another of the complex’s biggest tenants is the Ororama chain of stores. Ororama opened its TLP (Total Lower Price) store at the Market City’s southeast corner. Ororama is one of the oldest surviving privately owned businesses in the city and having them inside the complex greatly signifies the growing business ties between the public and private sector.
Aside from the clear partitions set between the wet and dry sections, the new complex also boasts of well guarded and impressively clean comfort rooms. However, let’s just hope it stays that way. After all, it’s only for the good of the consumers – the Kagay-anons.
-Mara Jayne Tismo-
(Photo by Mara Jayne Tismo)
Thursday, June 30th, 2011
Anyone planning to get married is in for a lot of planning and preparation. With so many details and necessities such as the venue, food, photography, gowns, programs and coordination – organizing one’s own wedding is sure to be one exciting and sometimes stressful ride.
As there are so many things involved in planning a wedding, finding as much information as you can about wedding service providers will certainly be helpful – and the Kasalang Filipino 2011 will bring you just that.
Kasalang Filipino – The Country’s Premier Bridal Fair
Kasalang Filipino is the country’s premier bridal road show, which was originally set up by Kasal.com, a website that provides wedding resources for anyone in need of details and information related to weddings. The Kasalang Filipino Roadshow first started in 2003, with ten cities in its leg. Following the Kasalang Filipino Roadshow in 2003, other Kasalang Filipino events were held in 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2010. This year marks the sixth year of the bridal fair and will also be the sixth time for Cagayan de Oro to be part of it.
Kasalang Filipino in Cagayan de Oro
The Cagayan de Oro event will be the eighth leg of this year’s roadshow and will be held on July 15 to 17 at the LimKetKai Mall Rotunda. Aside from CDO, the fair will also be held in twelve other cities: Bacolod, Bulacan, Cabanatuan, Cebu, Dagupan, Davao, Dumaguete, General Santos, Pampanga, San Fernando, San Pablo and Tagaytay.
The fair will highlight different businesses and groups that cater to wedding preparations. Expect to see creative displays from caterers, florists, gown designers, hotels and venue owners, photographers, wedding organizers, make-up artists and the like. There will also be programs and activities such as make-up demos, make-up contests and gown fashion shows. Admission to the fair is free as it is open to the public.
Promoting Your Business Through Kasalan 2011
The Kasalang Filipino bridal fair is a great way for brides and grooms to pick out providers for specific wedding needs and necessities. At the same time, it also allows local businesses to market and promote their products or services.
If you happen to be an owner of a business that caters to a specific wedding need or necessity, then you may be interested to register for the fair. The fair will have 28 booths for rent and will vary in size, location and price.
Corner Booths – There will be 8 corner booths, which will cost Php 15,000.
Outer Booths – There will be 6 outer booths for Php 12,000.
Inner 3-in-1 Booths – There will be 14 3-in-1 booths, which will be shared by three businesses or providers. These booths will be leased for Php 6,000.
To register for the Kasalan 2011 in Cagayan de Oro, simply visit kasal.com or shoot them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
So, whether you’re planning to get married this year, helping a friend plan her marriage or are running a wedding related business; don’t forget to make the most of the country’s premier bridal fair. See you this July 15 to 17!
-Justine B. Raagas-
Thursday, June 2nd, 2011
Remember when you used to ask for pasalubong from your aunt or cousin in the States? Or when you made tugon to your officemate who had to visit Manila for some reason? This scenario was very common several years back, especially for shopping aficionados with acquired tastes and brands. In fact, several years ago, a lot of people would deliberately save just in order to shop in Cebu or Manila.
Today, however, Cagayan de Oro is slowly starting to prove its worth as a premier shopping destination in Mindanao. With the renovation of LimKetKai, the mall’s East Concourse is now home to several name brand shops like Marks & Spencer, Fitflop, Lacoste, Nine West and Beauty Bar.
What to Find In LimKetKai’s East Concourse
Marks and Spencer – Marks and Spencer is a British brand that specializes in clothing for men and women, lingerie, toiletries, fragrances and of course, food choices. They have several coffee and tea choices, as well as chocolates, biscuits and candies.
Lacoste – Lacoste is a French apparel company that sells high end clothing, footwear, leather goods, perfume, watches and eyewear for men and women. There are various choices for children, too. Truly, you can step inside Lacoste and walk out with something nice from head to toe.
Nine West – Initially founded as a company specializing in footwear, Nine West has extended to leather goods, handbags, hats, eyewear and accessories. Nine West may be quite expensive for most, but they usually have sales where buyers can get items at very low prices!
Beauty Bar – At last, a store dedicated to beauty aficionados who have a taste for luxury when it comes to skin care and make up. The store carries high end brands such as Shu Uemura, Smash Box, Mac, Philosophy and Stila among others. Certainly, there’s everything that a woman would need, from make up to hair care to soap and shampoo, here.
Fitflop – Popularly sold online, or in boutiques, Fitflop is now available at the Second Level of the East Concourse in LimKetKai Mall. Fitflops are ergonomic footwear specially designed to give the body, especially the legs, a good workout while walking. Given that Cagayan de Oro is scorching hot most of the time, and that flip-flops are common occurrences and fashionably acceptable to wear for most occasions, it’s no wonder why Fitflops have been selling like pancakes even when they were first sold in CDO!
GirlTeki – For your camera needs – GirlTeki has it – and more. Aside from simply selling, they provide a whole experience when it comes to choosing and buying a camera, making the buying process a fun, informative and entertaining experience where you can touch, try and learn about any camera first before deciding to buy.
Truly, the shopping experience in Cagayan de Oro has become more phenomenal with the opening of these shops. So what are you waiting for? Experience a world of possibilities by shopping at LimKetKai Mall’s East Concourse today!