Rustan's Online Shop Is Holding a One-Day Sale
ILLUSTRATOR Bianca Papa
Rustan’s, home of fine things (and also our second home), launched its online shopping hub late last year. It was a necessary evolution for the decades-old company as more and more Filipinos were already shopping online.
The shift made even more sense when things hit the fan this summer. With an online hub in place, the retail giant was able to adapt to the limitations of the lockdown. Rustans.com reports that it was “one of the first online stores to deliver essential items to customers during the ECQ,” providing a sense of normalcy for people in the first months of the pandemic. Adds Donnie Tantoco, president of Rustan Commercial Corporation, the company was “guided by empathy to offer… solutions that will help our customers manage their physical, mental, and emotional well-being.”
And now, amid the triumph of establishing the site as well as weathering the troubles the world, the online shop is about to celebrate one year of operations. To mark its first birthday—always a big deal—it’s throwing a one-day sale on August 15, Saturday, during which you can get up to 60-percent off on select items from over 150 brands.
Consider this as a treat. Summer was cruel and it looks like the bleakness that pervades the world will continue until God knows when. Maybe getting a coffee machine or trying that belt bag situation or just getting something you wouldn’t normally get for yourself will inject happiness to the days ahead.
We stalked the site—smooth, snappy, shiny—for things you might want. Cross your fingers that the following will be part of the birthday sale. You deserve a lift.
Bally Explore Folys Belt Bag Black
For our quarantine pass, alcohol spray, and extra face masks.
Brooks Brothers Lightweight Crewneck Sweatshirt
Because bedroom weather has arrived.
Jack Nicklaus Yarn-Dyed Color Block Polo Shirt
Haven't been to the gym, but this will make us look fit.
Boss Salbo Circle Double-Faced Sweatshirt
In case it wasn't clear.
L'Occitane Cédrat Shower Gel
Days are easier with little treats.
Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream
Because Netflix time is also face repairing time.
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
The mythical pimple killer shall now return to our bathroom shelf
Nespresso Pixie Coffee Machine
Mornings should start with a press of a button.
West Elm Blaise Barware Collection
Our quarantine project is a relaxation station.
Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon
Just tell the wife that this is for the kids.