‘Every detail is unparalleled, that is why I keep going back’ | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

Murad Age Reform skincare



Mia Borromeo

Shopping at Rustan’s every year during the months leading up to Christmas is always a pleasure, especially because the staff—from the guards and doormen to the sales assistants at every department—is always helpful, cheerful and accommodating. They’re happy to transfer stock from other branches and gift-wrap your purchases, which you can leave and come back for later—it makes it all easy and convenient. I especially love shopping at the Home department where they go all out with the Christmas trees and holiday decorations ever year. It just puts you in the mood for the season!

One of my favorite gifts ever was from my beloved mother who gave me a tiny gold chain with baby sapphires from the Silver Vault. I loved it and used it all throughout high school and college. Sadly I eventually lost it, but to this day it’s something I still remember so well.

In recent years I’d say one of the best Rustan’s gifts I received was from a dear friend who sent me a Murad Facial gift card. It was such a great idea and an excellent facial treatment that, apart from treating myself to facials there from time to time, I’ve since also given it as a gift on certain occasions.


Amina Aranaz Alunan

One of my most memorable Rustan’s shopping experiences was with my mom. When I was about 16 or 17 years old, she took me to Rustan’s to buy a watch. It’s a watch that I still have today and is still as beautiful and timeless. It really felt like such a special day as my mom took me to show me the watch she wanted to get me. As for cosmetics, I go to Rustan’s for NARS and MAC.

Clarins body care



Tina Cuevas

Shopping at Rustan’s is always a pleasant experience for me. I get all my beauty supplies from Rustan’s—La Mer for my facial skincare and makeup brands such as Chanel, Bobbi Brown, MAC, Laura Mercier, Benefit and Happy Skin, as well as my body care brand, Clarins. I must also mention Natori, my favorite and go-to brand for kaftans, robes and lingerie.

I would have to say that the best presents I ever gifted myself from Rustan’s were a Bulgari Serpenti necklace and a pair of Damiani earrings. Rustan’s’ customer service and attention to every detail is unparalleled, that is why I keep going back. It is also no wonder how they remain to be one of, if not the strongest, retail companies in the country today.


Chanel Nightfall lipstick for Fall ’17


Anna Go Chia

As I was growing up, the beginning of Christmas season meant driving by Ayala Avenue to view the Christmas windows of Rustan’s with my parents. I was an only child and looked forward to seeing all the lights on the windows and I was always thrilled to spend this moment with my parents.

As I got older, I could always rely on Rustan’s for special gifts for my parents and friends. I distinctly remember a special discovery in Rustan’s: coming across the brand Bernardaud. My dad really liked its dinnerware, which he first saw abroad but couldn’t bring home because they were too heavy. I was able to purchase some plates and dinnerware for my dad and, to this day, he still uses them every day. I’m glad I was able to find something special my dad can really use and enjoy.

I also have fond memories in the ’90s of bugging my mom to take me to Rustan’s so I could look for all the matte lipsticks in various dark browns. Visiting Rustan’s gives a delightful feeling and brings back good memories all the time, and I think it’s because the stores impart a familiar and an at-home vibe.

La Prairie Skin Caviar


Agile Zamora

Every shopping day at Rustan’s during the Christmas season is indeed very memorable for me. I always find new, nice items every day, which make it unnecessary for me to do my Christmas shopping abroad.

The products are all distinguished by elegance and good taste that it’s sometimes difficult for me to decide on the best gifts to buy! Shopping in Rustan’s is truly a great experience because, aside from their wonderful items, the staff is so helpful and the service is so personal.

For skincare, I buy La Prairie at Rustan’s, which I find to be worth the money I spend. It’s my favorite! For makeup, I buy Chanel and the new Tom Ford—I always buy what’s new. Rustan’s has the best, not just for beauty but also fashion and home. Rustan’s is my second home!
Linda Ley

My Christmas will never be complete without shopping at Rustan’s. I always start my gift hunting in October to avoid the holiday rush. And by the time it’s December, our home would be filled with Rustan’s packages. I especially love how a Rustan’s-wrapped gift means it’s truly something special and luxurious.

For my loved ones, I usually look for Tiffany gifts that are sold exclusively at Rustan’s. They are timeless pieces! The Tiffany blue box is iconic and a treat in itself—hard not to unwrap the box and take a peek even before the 25th!

I have been a Rustan’s shopper since I was a teenager. Shopping was always enjoyable and a great bonding experience with my mom and sisters. These days, I enjoy shopping at Rustan’s with my daughter. I’m sure this beautiful shopping experience will continue for the next generations to come.
Rustan’s provides excellent service, which makes shopping so easy and fun. It is one of the reasons Rustan’s is No. 1. It truly values its customers and knows how to make them happy.