Last June 30, 2017, Kagay-anons flocked to SM CDO Downtown Premier so they could become one of the first to step inside global casual apparel retailer UNIQLO’s 40th store, the first one in Cagayan de Oro and the 3rd location in Mindanao after the opening the SM Lanang and SM City Davao branches. The CDO store has over 1,018 sqm of new shopping space, bringing the UNIQLO LifeWear shopping experience to even more customers in Mindanao.

UNIQLO is known around the world for its LifeWear – innovative, high-quality clothing that is universal in design and comfort and made for everyone, everywhere. Through LifeWear, UNIQLO constantly develops technologies and fabrics to bring more warmth, more lightness, better design and better comfort to people’s lives.

“We are thrilled to open our 40th store at SM CDO Downtown Premier. Mindanao is an important region for us, and the new store provides us with the opportunity to bring the UNIQLO LifeWear experience to more Filipinos,” said Geraldine Sia, General Manager, UNIQLO Philippines.

Mayor Oscar Moreno graced the special event for VIP, media, and bloggers held two days before the opening. He is shown here with UNIQLO representatives. (Photo by MFPoblete)

As with other UNIQLO stores around the Philippines, the store in Cagayan de Oro showcases a full and colorful line-up of UNIQLO LifeWear essential for men, women, kids, and babies. The line-up includes UNIQLO shirts, pants, dresses, proprietary clothing technology products such as AIRism, HEATTECH, UNIQLO SPORT, as well as the Hana Tajima for UNIQLO collection of modest wear.

Here is a preview of what to expect if it’s your first time to visit UNIQLO.

Men’s Collection

Men’s Broadcloth Printed Short Sleeve Shirt 

The Broadcloth Printed Short Sleeve Shirt is made with premium cotton shirt to make the wearer feel cool all throughout the day. It also features a button-down color and unique, fashionable dot pattern which is great for that dressy casual style.

Packaged Pique Line Polo Shirt 

One of UNIQLO’s classics, the Package Pique Polo Shirt is a lightweight piece great for warm weather. Versatile and casual, the shirt is a great option for daytime dressing.

UNIQLO 01Stretched Skinny Tapered Jeans 

UNIQLO’s Stretched Skinny Tapered Jeans combine comfort with a stylish silhouette. Its two-way stretch provides superior ease of movement, while its waist features a stylish black, matte button.

Easy Shorts 

Great for active scenarios or leisure wear, the easy-waist shorts are designed with a roomier waist for a comfortable fit and ease of movement. Made with DRY technology, it keeps the wearer dry and comfortable even in sweaty situations.

Women’s Collection

UNIQLO 02Women’s Rayon Blouses 

Created using easy care, wrinkle-resistant material, Rayon Blouse is an ideal piece for women-on-the-go. Design details make the relaxed fit universally flattering.

EPICE Graphic T-Shirt 

Featuring floral prints from EPICE’s range of beautiful and sophisticated designs, these t-shirts are great for playful styling and family coordination fun.

Color Crew Neck T-Shirt 

Available in a range of colors, the Color Crew Neck T-Shirt is a simple and versatile piece ideal for everyday dressing. Its rayon blend material gives the piece a soft feel while its slightly deeper neckline lends a feminine touch.

Skinny Fit Tapered Jeans

UNIQLO’s Skinny Fit Tapered Jeans feature a flattering skinny fit and fade that provides a lived-in look. Made with Powder Soft Denim, they’re extraordinarily comfortable and easy to move in.

UNIQLO Kids Collection

UNIQLO 03Girls’ Sanrio Graphic T-Shirts 

Featuring iconic Sanrio characters, this graphic T-shirt is a fun piece for day-to-day dressing.

Photo by MFPoblete

Girls’ Leggings 

These leggings in solid colors are easy to coordinate with skirts and shorts for a layered look. The full-length design is a great piece that can be used all year round.

Girls T-shirts and Skirts

Boys’ MARVEL Graphic T-Shirt 

Featuring designs based on illustrations inspired by iconic characters, the MARVEL Graphic T-Shirts are a fun addition to any boy’s wardrobe. Favorite designs include Iron Man, Captain America, and Black Widow, as well as villains like Venom.

Boys’ Easy Shorts 

These boys’ shorts feature an elastic waist for easy, relaxed comfort. They allow excellent mobility, so they make great playwear. Durable twill material means they can take a beating.

UNIQLO Babies Collection

UNIQLO 04 Baby’s Dry Half Leggings 

These cool, light three-quarter length has simple solid leggings to mix and match. It has smooth spandex jersey material is safe for babies’ delicate skin. It’s a great option as bottoms or in layered outfits.

Baby’s Lisa Larson Graphic T-Shirt 

Designed with designer Lisa Larson’s “Mike the Cat,” the Lisa Larson Graphic T-Shirt is a quirky and humorous piece for the fun-loving baby.


To give you a better idea of what UNIQLO LifeWear is all about, read on.

UNIQLO Kando PantsThis is LifeWear.

  • Who you are, what you believe in: that’s what you wear every day. And that is what we make clothing for. Welcome to a new way of apparel.
  • Apparel that comes from our Japanese values of simplicity, quality, and longevity. Designed to be of the time and for the time. Made with such modern elegance that it becomes the building blocks of your style.
  • A perfect shirt that is always being made more perfect. The simplest design hiding the most thoughtful and modern details. The best in fit and fabric made to be affordable and accessible to all.
  • Clothing that we are constantly innovating, bringing more warmth, more lightness, better design, and better comfort to your life.
  • It never stops evolving because your life never stops changing.
  • Simple apparel with a not-so-simple purpose: to make your life better.
  • UNIQLO LifeWear. Simple made better.

UNIQLO’s 2017 Spring/Summer collection is composed of timeless LifeWear pieces that will cover every aspect of life. Designed with such modern elegance, every piece becomes the building blocks for any style.

Mickey StandsHana Tajima for UNIQLO Fall/Winter 2017 Collection

The HANA TAJIMA FOR UNIQLO Fall/Winter 2017 collection is now available in CDO Downtown Premier. This designer collaboration line for women was very well received after its debut in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and Thailand in the fall/winter of 2015. The thoughtful drape and tuck designs of the new range will add a touch of grace to the wardrobes of women everywhere.UNIQLO_New HANA TAJIMA FOR UNIQLO Collection now available_Photo 1New York-based, British-born Hana Tajima created the collection in keeping with UNIQLO’s LifeWear commitment to reflect the lifestyles of wearers so they can enjoy better lives. She notes that, “The range is popular for adapting to diverse individual and cultural settings and offering elegance, comfort, and contemporary styling.”

UNIQLO_New HANA TAJIMA FOR UNIQLO Collection now available_Photo 2The Fall/Winter 2017 collection offers an extensive range of chic colors that also simplify coordination. It includes fabrics that are even gentler on the skin, as well as fabrics with different textures, with tweed featuring for the first time. Another refinement is the fabric drapes and tucks that improve design depth. A belted long coat is new to the collection, which also comprises skirts, dresses, and tunics, as well as several AIRism pieces, and a hijab.

UNIQLO_New HANA TAJIMA FOR UNIQLO Collection now available_Photo 3

Apart from bringing quality clothing, UNIQLO continues to make the good lives of Filipinos better through its community outreach programs.

In line with UNIQLO’s All-Product Recycling campaign, UNIQLO held a community outreach for Marawi evacuees in District 2, Cagayan De Oro last June 29. UNIQLO donated clothes to families in refugee centers, providing clothing where it is currently needed most.

For more information, customers can visit the UNIQLO Philippines’ website at and social media accounts, Facebook (, Twitter ( and Instagram (




About UNIQLO and Fast Retailing

UNIQLO is a brand of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., a leading global Japanese retail holding company that designs, manufactures and sells clothing under seven main brands: Comptoir des Cotonniers, GU, Helmut Lang, J Brand, Princesse tam.tam, Theory, and UNIQLO. With global sales of approximately 1.7864 trillion yen for the 2016 fiscal year ending August 31, 2016 (US $17.31 billion, calculated in yen using the end of August 2016 rate of $1 = 103.2 yen), Fast Retailing is one of the world’s largest apparel retail companies, and UNIQLO is Japan’s leading specialty retailer.

UNIQLO continues to open large-scale stores in some of the world’s most important cities and locations, as part of its ongoing efforts to solidify its status as a truly global brand. Today the company has around 1,800 stores in 18 markets worldwide including Japan, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, U.K. and the U.S. In addition, Grameen UNIQLO, a social business established in Bangladesh in September 2010, currently operates several Grameen UNIQLO stores in Dhaka. UNIQLO manages an integrated business model under which it designs, manufactures, markets and sells high-quality, casual apparel. The company believes that truly great clothes should be supremely comfortable, feature universal designs, are of high quality and offer a superb fit to everyone who wears them.

With a corporate statement committed to changing clothes, changing conventional wisdom and change the world, Fast Retailing is dedicated to creating great clothing with new and unique value to enrich the lives of people everywhere. For more information about UNIQLO and Fast Retailing, please visit and


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