This year, Rustan’s, an establishment that we have all grown up with, one that is respected, loved and sought after by fashion aficionados and fans of finer things, looks back on its history as it celebrates its 65th anniversary!
To start off the celebrations, Rustan’s threw a party filled with friends and festivities! During the event, a preview of the special retrospective exhibit dedicated to the founders of the Rustan’s -- Gliceria Tantoco and Bienvenido Tantoco Sr. was unveiled. The Many Facets of Glecy Tantoco: Retail Extraordinaire, tells the story of its founder, and the brand she built. All guests were able to take a peek down memory lane while enjoying drinks and pass around bites
During the evening, some members of the Tantoco Family were invited on stage to commemorate the celebration – SSI Group Inc. President Anton Huang, Rustan Commercial Corporation Chairman Emeritus Amb. Bienvenido Tantoco Sr., and Rustan Commercial Corporation Chairman and CEO Zenaida Tantoco, as well as Bienvenido “Rico” Tantoco Jr., Maritess Tantoco Enriquez, and Menchu Tantoco Lopez. Joining them on stage were esteemed partners from HSBC and Ayala Corporation, namely HSBC’s Jasmine Gonzales, HSBC’s Kris Werner, HSBC’s Anya Katigbak Cajucom.
We were treated to a Private Label Fashion Roadshow which highlighted some of the exclusive brands under Rustan’s such as: Ricardo Preto, U by Ricardo Preto, Jill by Jojie Lloren, Criselda Lontok, Lady Rustan, Rustan’s Jr and Rustanette. These respected designers created a capsule collection featuring a luxe shade of blue sapphire – representative of the 65th anniversary, which is also Rustan’s colour!
This retail juggernaut is the epitome of sophistication and the luxe lifestyle -- making it easily accessible to everyone else, too. From its well-curated selections, to its varied displays, a multisensory awaits you in every Rustan’s store.
With an illustrious past and a gleaming present, it is with eager anticipation that Rustan’s moves ever forward into a vibrant sapphire-hued future, continuously bringing world-class luxury to the Filipinos.