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Fulfilling Filipinos’ Christmas wishes for 40-plus years

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Fulfilling Filipinos’ Christmas wishes for 40-plus years

As you make your Christmas list and decorate your home, you’ll find that all your Christmas dreams come to life with your first holiday visit to Rustan’s
/ 04:02 AM November 18, 2012

RUSTAN’S senior buyer for men’s Paolo Lobregat, marketing and communications manager for cosmetics and toiletries Sevrine Miailhe, consultant for home Chito Antonio, Rustan Commercial Corp. president Zenaida Tantoco, Rustan Commercial Corp. executive vice president Anton Huang, senior buyer for children’s Nina Huang, marketing and communications manager Dina Tantoco, creative director Inno Sotto, senior buyer for women’s Katrina Lobregat

For over four decades, Rustan’s has been completing the Christmas lists of many Filipino families—all in the pursuit of rare, special and memorable experiences in every gift item, wrapped in the timeless tradition of supreme customer service, and topped with a bow of pure shopping privilege. And true to the season, Rustan’s only has the finest array of gift ideas to make every Christmas dream come to life.

Global fashions

GIANT white Christmas tree serves as centerpiece of The Atrium at Rustan’s Shangri-La

The Ladies’ Department takes women around the world with a fine wardrobe from coast to coast.


Exclusive brands Tadashi Shoji, Halston Heritage, Juicy Couture and T. Tahari have a fine selection of elegant dresses and separates for the cocktail crowd. Natori also presents her East-meets-West aesthetic.

Juicy Couture, meanwhile, celebrates London Mod this fall with nods to menswear tailoring.

A fine array of accessories is lined up to top off each look, beginning with Fendi’s ultimate “it” bag, the Fendi 2Jours; Longchamp’s LM Cuir that comes in eccentric color and texture combinations; or even Carolee’s bold colored stones, oversized crystals and classic pearls.

Christian Louboutin’s exquisite footwear also promises to add a pop of festive color to any outfit with its signature red sole.

From closer to home, there are the vibrant collections of Criselda Lontok, Culte Femme, and the Jill and Luna lines by Jojie Lloren.

RUSTAN’S The Beauty Source offers a wide range of gift ideas for the season.

New York-based Filipino designer Rafe Totengco has also found a home for his new bag collection at Rustan’s.

Contemporary cool

The Young Contemporary section celebrates the individual aesthetic of the young with an assortment of the coolest contemporary brands such as Insight, The Fresh Brand, Tokyo Five, Black, Hailey Logan and Inspire Me, alongside homegrown U, U Boys and U Girls.


There’s also a Denim Bar for a wide collection of jeans and denim styles from the fashion capitals.

For those on a lookout for stocking stuffers and cute little knickknacks for Kris Kringle, there’s Stuff, which has a choice for stationeries, tech gadgets, room and home decor, novelty gifts, funky toys, and fashion accessories.

Gentlemen’s nook

Get lost in the moment as you hunt for the ultimate present for the men in your life.

HOME floor at Rustan’s Shangri-La

Rustan’s menswear, footwear and leathergoods section offers a carefully curated collection of top-notch brands expressing different points of view on fashion and style: Pedro Del Hierro, Hackett London, Cutter & Buck, Façonnable, Alex Cannon, Rudy Project, Le Sport Sac, Lexdray, Miguel Bellido and Tommy Bahama. There are also Fratelli Rossetti, Allen Edmonds, Tie Bar and J. Fold.

Rustan’s also has a collection of unique gifts and novelty items at the Discovery Shop. Truly designed as the gentleman’s nook, Discovery Shop offers a multitude of gadgets, travel accessories and bar ware. There are also big boy toys such as vintage model boats, airplanes and other pieces reminiscent of times past from renowned makers Wolf Designs, Hemisferium, Luckies London, Authentic Models, Ravi Solution and Whisky Stones.

Kids’ Christmas

If you really want to experience Christmas as it was intended, head over to the Children’s Section, filled to the brim with the finest toys and children’s wear from all over.

The décor on the children’s floor alone is a visual treat that evokes childhood memories for the child at heart.

From the toys section, there are classic collector’s item to creative finds that are sure to delight every child. Favored brands are Adora Dolls, Gund, Autoart Traxx, House of Marbles, Stephen Joseph, Lamaze and Kid Kraft.

Deck the youngsters in holiday style with fashion from brands such as Kiddos and Neck & Neck.

Home for the holidays

Rustan’s has internationally celebrated home accessories brands to deck out the home for the holidays.

Embracing the rich heritage of Spanish porcelain, Tengra creates high-quality figurines and decorative pieces. There’s Ebano, also of Spain, and top designer of bronze sculptures and home décor. Their creations are made distinctive with semiprecious stones.

There are cherished Capodimonte art from I Borbone, as well as precious pieces from Cristal de Paris, Greggio, Entrada Global and Egizia.

The Beauty Source

Rustan’s’ repository of the finest names for holiday primping, priming and pampering, The Beauty Source lists Chanel, Dior, La Prairie, Clarins, L’Occitane, Annick Goutal, Diptyque, Rance, Acca Kappa, Perricone and Nars surely at the top of every woman’s Christmas wish list.

Organized and displayed according to product features and price points, The Beauty Source makes beauty gifting a convenient fete. Find gift-worthy items from Cath Kidston, Compagnie de Provence, Heathcote and Ivory, Baylis and Harding, Grace Cole and Affinity Bay also in this well-designed niche.

With abundant choices in a wide range of prices, The Beauty Source is a one-stop destination for gifts for everyone. Presents are all lovingly tucked in a special gift bag.

For everything that Christmas brings, Rustan’s rounds up all the excitement, the dreams, wishes, and desires of every man, woman and child-all kids at heart for this special time of the year. And as you make your Christmas list, top your tree and decorate your home, you’ll find that all your Christmas dreams come to life at Rustan’s.

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