Through the years, women have continued to thrive, lead, break glass ceilings, and empower others. Check out these  6 homegrown brands and the Cebuanas behind them.

Dedicated in developing items that promote a culture of mindfulness, Disenyo Del Sur develops brands for women-owned businesses and collaborates with them to spread messages of hope and empowerment.

A shared spirit for innovation, resilience and creativity amidst the times led to the creation of conscious lifestyle online platform, DISENYO DEL SUR, which highlights the female Cebuano design perspective and amplifies Visayan women’s voices in the creative sphere. It is a space for women.

 

 

 Cacay Moras & Amanda LuYm’s Padayon & Potheads

Timeless, versatile, classics and multi-functional pieces such as the malong, sling bag or shopper bag reimagined into beautiful contemporary pieces that punctuate a conscious lifestyle. Dead stock from cancelled orders inspired to create new style staples relevant to the times, hand-woven by a women’s co-op in Argao, Hablon sa Cebu

The company’s founders were motivated by their love of plants to design attractive planters and stands that highlight loving “plant babies” in both contemporary indoor and outdoor settings. Pieces from Potheads are envisioned and crafted to bring a sense of fun, adventure, sunshine, joy, and optimism into your homes, drawing on mid-century style influences.

 

 

Patricia Canton’s Cheeky Chic

Cheeky Chic Cebu’s pieces for Disenyo del Sur are more than just accessories, designed with ease and order in mind. The brand’s attention to detail and sense for knowing what its customers want allows them to create design advancements like the Essentials Bag Editor and the Mask Master.

 

 

 

Cacay Moras’ Blank Canvas

Initially formulated for close friends and family by Disenyo del Sur Co Founder Cacay Moras, beauty Oils from BLANK CANVAS uses a proprietary blend of sustainably-sourced essential oils. The Beauty Oil hydrates, soothes and nourishes combination, dry and even sensitive skin types.

 

 

Aimil Sarmiento’s Hey Shibori

“This foray was borne out of such a chaotic time during COVID lockdown. I needed to find the motivation to keep moving forward,” says Aimil Gonzalez-Sarmiento, the company’s founder. They’ve come up with creative ways to add color to summer feasts at home, on the beach, or beneath the stars in collaboration with the brand.

 

 

Bunny Ludo’s Soap Jam  “The sold out Soap Jam”

 

One delightful bar at a time, SOAP JAM for Disenyo del Sur will transform your everyday bath experience. These hand-beveled handmade soap bars are made with only natural ingredients and high-grade essential oils, and are cold-pressed. Each bar is infused with a special handmade yogurt to nourish and hydrate your skin

 

THERE IS MAGIC IN BEING TOGETHER

Discover the magic of the holidays by getting together and curating the most meaningful celebration with Rustan’s

Christmas is the brightest time of the year. Joy, laughter, and cheer mark the spirit of the holiday as loved ones gather to pray, eat, sing, and exchange presents. There is no other day like Christmas, where the love of the family is felt most deeply. 

 

Discover the magic of the holidays with the most meaningful celebration you can have with the help of Rustan’s. Make your home sparkle by shopping the finest Christmas trees, ornaments, table décor, food baskets, and more at the Christmas Village. Give the best gifts by choosing from a wide selection of premium apparel, accessories, and home items suited for the young and old, while taking advantage of limited-time promos. Avail of all these with ease as Rustan’s special services allow you to experience true personalized shopping that guarantees utmost convenience wherever you are.

 

A Christmas message

Everyone needs their North Star—a guiding beacon of light pointing to renewed hope and inspiration. Nowadays, we all need direction amidst a dimming world. Like the wise men in the Nativity story, we have that one shining light that we follow to discover truth and enduring joy. This guiding star is our family, the ones who reflect the love of Christ and directs loved ones to grasp their path and purpose. 

 

Rustan’s shares this message of Christmas that highlights the family and its role in reflecting unconditional and enduring love. It is this love that brings meaning to the holidays and proves that Christmas is family; Family is Christmas.

 

The Christmas Village: a one-stop-shop

The most anticipated time of the year is fast approaching. Find everything you need to decorate your home at Rustan’s Christmas Village, a one-stop shop located at the 5th Level of Rustan’s Makati. Anything and everything you need to have a meaningful celebration can be found here—from Christmas trees, ornaments, lights, wreaths, garlands, pillow covers, table napkins, and other exciting must-haves. Rustan’s Flower Shop also includes their incredible selection of festive décor, giving even more options to customers and shoppers. 

 

Of course, a celebration is not complete without gastronomic experiences. The specialty shop also offers curated food boxes in partnership with Gourmet Garage, Marks & Spencer, and Theo & Philo, Ferrero Rocher featuring sumptuous goodies perfect for gifting to loves ones or serving at home. Because champagne makes for the best celebratory beverage, Moet & Chandon will also be available for purchase. The Christmas Village is open now until December 31 so ready your shopping list and start making your family’s holiday dreams come true.

 

Watch out for discounts and rewards

Ready that gift list and take advantage of Rustan’s launch weekend on October 15 to 17, featuring beloved brands at impressive discounts and loyalty rewards.

 

Whether it be scratch-proof mittens, bodysuits, or burp cloths, shop for all new moms with children’s essentials and apparel from Rustan’s Kid’s. Select brands are offering up to 35% off including Attipas, Baby Hood, Banz, Graco, Hamico, Yamatoya, Roobetter, My Carry Potty, and more.

 

Dads and those guys you adore are not easy to shop for, but one can always try. Bags, accessories, shaving sets, and other men’s items at special prices up to 50% off from brands like Gouache, Braun, Seiko, Pacsafe, Hydrapak, Lewis N Clark, Artiart, Bugatti Bags, Loqi, Jack Nicklaus, and Knomo. FSP members can earn x5 FSP points from, Hackett, New Balance, Emporio Armani, Magnanni, Pedro del Hierro, and more.

 

Shopping for your sister, mother, or friends? Collect x5 FSP points when you shop for women’s fashion, bags, and shoes from Elie Tahari. Coccinelle, Dooney & Bourke, Bardot, Swarovski, Criselda Lontok, Lady Rustan, Lotus and Luna. Meanwhile, Sitara Vintage and Etika Collective, is putting up its sustainable apparel up to 15% off on selected items.

 

Give the gift of an upgraded kitchen and dining wares to foodie friends and family. Get up to 30% off on kitchenware, tableware, glassware, small appliances, and other lifestyle accessories. Brands include Beka, Cuisinart, Tefal, Amefa, Nachtmann, Seletti, Wilmax, Serta, Malouf, Russell Hobbs, Saeco, Gaggia, and more.

 

Fine jewelry and beauty brands will also treat us to limited-time promotions. An exciting selection of gifts await the special men and women in your life with Montblanc gift sets at 15% off. For haircare, skincare, and other beauty needs, shop at any Rustan’s Bath and Body brands and get a free gift for every minimum purchase amount. The perfect tokens for your besties and girlfriends!

 

In addition to special offers, all Frequent Shopper Program (FSP) members get more points when they shop at participating Women’s, Men’s, Kid’s, Home, Fine Jewelry, and Beauty brands within October 15 to 17. For every minimum purchase of Php 5,000, members are entitled to x5 FSP points. 

 

A special Holiday offer awaits UnionPay Cardholders where they will receive Php 800 Rustan’s Gift Card or Rustans.com Online Gift Card when they shop minimum Php 8,000 in-store or online, this will run until December 31. Rustan’s also levels up Christmas shopping with a 0% bank installment promo extending until January 31, 2022. Holiday shoppers can choose between three transaction plans depending on their purchase amount, covering up to 3, 6, and 12 months at 0% installment for participating credit cards.

 

Rustan’s Christmas services

The magic of Christmas continues as Rustan’s offers special services that personalize the holiday experience with a premium on convenience. 

 

Shop from home via the Gift List Management service that allows customers to send their gift list to Rustan’s personal shoppers, who can look for the gift choices, assist in the transaction process, and set the delivery to the buyer’s or the recipients’ houses. Rustan’s also offers Assisted Shopping services, in which customers can schedule an appointment with a store personnel to assist them during their store visit. On the other hand, patrons can also opt to go on a virtual store tour, which allows them to view items found at Rustan’s stores via video call with a personal shopper.

 

Personalization adds another layer of thoughtfulness to gifts. Print a loved one’s name, initials, or family crest on fabrics, bath towels, jewelry, wood, and metal products with Rustan’s embroidery, embossing, and engraving services. Apparel can also be altered to fit specific measurements. Once everything is ready, have your orders gift wrapped in Rustan’s iconic wrapping paper and gold ribbon for a premium look on your special presents.

 

Together for Christmas

The reason for a jolly season is love. The holiday is always exciting because of the people who make it special: the family. Like the North Star, they shine bright to illuminate our lives so we can be wiser, happier, and braver whatever the circumstances may be. The essence of the holiday is staying together with those whom we hold dearest in our hearts – be it your real family or your chosen one. Revel in the magic of the season by celebrating together for Christmas, and make it extra special with Rustan’s. 

 

 

Use the expert assistance of your favorite Personal Shopper or dial our Personal Shopper On-Call hotline 0917-111-1952 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Contact your preferred Rustan’s store to request for the personal shopper service, and a Sales Associate will be assigned to assist you with your inquiries, order confirmation, and payment transactions. Fulfilled orders can be collected via curbside pick-up or items can be delivered to you for free, for a minimum purchase requirement of P5,000.*

 

Be the first to know about the latest updates and amazing offers on your favorite brands by joining the Rustan’s LIVE Viber Community http://rstns.shop/RustansViber Follow RustansPH on Instagram and Facebook and visit their website on www.Rustans.com. 

 

RUSTAN’S DEPARTMENT STORE PICK-UP POINTS AND STORE HOURS:

 

Rustan’s Makati

Main Entrance, Courtyard Drive, facing Glorietta 5

Monday to Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Friday to Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

 

Rustan’s Shangri-La

Main Entrance, Internal Road of Shangri-La Plaza

Monday to Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

 

Rustan’s Alabang

Main Entrance facing Parking Lot of Alabang Town Center, Commerce Avenue

Monday to Friday 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

 

Rustan’s Gateway

Main Entrance, General Aguinaldo Avenue facing New Frontier Theater

Monday to Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

 

Rustan’s Cebu

Main Entrance, Cardinal Rosales Avenue

Monday to Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 

*For Personal Shopper On Call, a minimum purchase of P5,000 automatically grants you free delivery for Metro Manila, Cebu, and other Provincial Areas.

 

For purchases below P5,000, a fixed delivery fee of P200 for Metro Manila and Cebu addresses, and P300 for provincial areas will apply.

 

Extra-large packages will be charged P500 delivery fee for addresses within Luzon, while P750 is charged for delivery to Visayas or Mindanao.  

 

Complete Terms & Conditions and additional information about the Personal Shopper on Call program can be found at www.Rustans.com

Rainy Day Tips and Must-haves from 3 of Cebu’s Trendsetters

 

The rainy days are here again. With quarantine restrictions in place, gearing up for the monsoon season need not be boring, up your fashion game with Ayala Malls Central Bloc. Brave the weather with cool essentials and tips from three Cebuana trendsetters.

Takedown notes and learn tips style tricks from these fashionistas:

 

Ange Ibones

For LGBT advocate, beauty, and lifestyle influencer, Ange Ibones, her favorite rainy day go to are raincoats, jackets, and sweaters. She always makes sure that her must-haves protect her from the rain and make her look cute.

“I love feeling secure while looking chic!” Ange shares. “I don’t have a lot of raincoats in my closet but when I do I make sure it’s something I can wear easily”

Cop her yellow raincoat look and grab yours in happy colors from Mini Good on the third floor.

 

 

Gabbi Carballo

Having more time to reflect by journaling is what Registered Nurse, MAC model, and Lifestyle Influencer, Gabbi Carballo does on a rainy day. Her essentials include her journal, a trusty windbreaker and her poodle, Theo.

“He makes every day, rain or shine, even better,”

Gabbi shares that she shops her windbreakers at Ayala Malls Central Bloc’s Trading Bloc. Steal her style and head to Beast Crew on the second floor, Trading Bloc, to choose a stylish and cool one.

 

 

Phoebe Godinez

To beauty queen, MAC model and endorser, Phoebe Godinez, a warm beverage, an umbrella, and a sunny disposition are her rainy day must-haves. She shares that the lack of sun on a gloomy day can impact the mood and can cause one to be lethargic. She believes in being your own sun and shining throughout the day to get work done.

When asked about her warm beverage of choice, “Preferably coffee!” Phoebe exclaims, “Drinking anything warm gives a comforting feeling and slight temporary body temperature changes. Perfect for calming the mind and body.”

Take a cue from Phoebe and grab a cup of your favorite caffeine drink at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, at the Garden Row, or Starbuck Reserve and Treat Street on the Corte, Ground Floor.

 

Treat yourself on a gloomy day. Shop and order all your rainy weather must-haves from Ayala Malls Central Bloc in Cebu I.T. Park. For a comprehensive list of contact numbers of food, retail, wellness, and service merchants and where they are located, visit www.ayalamallscentralbloc.com/directory. Curb food cravings with the help of the digital menu board at http://www.ayalamallscentralbloc.com/todaysmenu for when ordering for takeout, or delivery. Ayala Malls Central Bloc brings the mall culture to homes through digital and contactless shopping solutions, purchase essentials conveniently through DriveBuy, a curbside pick-up station located along F. Padriga St. near Starbucks Reserve that makes receiving items safe and worry-free, without having to leave your car. For more information, follow Ayala Malls Central Bloc on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AyalaMallsCentralBloc/, @AyalaMallsCentralBloc on Instagram, and join the Viber Community for real-time announcements at https://bit.ly/ayalamallscebuviber.

 

 

Staying inside the house has been a must to keep you and your loved ones safe during MECQ. That means avoiding your day-long shopping at the mall, and finishing all your errands online. 

 

Check out these reliable services in Cebu  that can help you finish your tasks at the comfort of your home:

 

Ayala Malls Neighborhood Assistant

Need to buy essential goods? Want to surprise a special someone with a gift she loves from her favorite shop at the mall? You can now access your favorite stores with just a few taps on your phone through ANA or the Ayala Malls Neighborhood Assistant. To place your order, head to https://www.facebook.com/ANAAyalaCenterCebu and a representative from ANA will be in touch with you for updates via Facebook messenger. ANA shops for you on all open shops from the mall and coordinates with you in real-time with photos to make sure your items have your personal touch. Check out ANA Ayala Center Cebu on Facebook at @ANAAyalaCebu and @anaayalacentercebu on Twitter and Instagram.

 

Rustan’s Personal Shopper On Call

These days, you need all the help to get your shopping done. From work from home outfits, fitness and loungewear for you and your partner, kitchen tools for your next cooking and baking experiment, or fun and educational board games and toys for the kids, Rustan’s Personal Shopper on Call can help you shop from the comforts of your home. Get expert one-on-one assistance from trained personnel who are dedicated to help you do the shopping for you. All you have to do is to dial one universal number for the most convenient hassle shopping experience: 0917 111 1952.

 

Lalamove

With multiple tasks on the daily, you deserve someone reliable to help you handle things fast. From sending essentials to your loved ones, delivering important documents to your officemates, or having a courier for your personal business, Lalamove provides same-day and door-to-door delivery services no matter how big or small your package is. They offer a wide variety of vehicles from motorcycles to trucks that’s available to take your deliveries at any time of the day. Just download their app on Google Play on Android or App Store on IOS, and you can start to #LalamoveIt.

 

Uratex

It’s no mistake that we need our home to be more cozy since we spend most of our week now staying indoors because of quarantine restrictions. From having a comfortable work from home set-up with a nice chair, to getting the best sleep with quality mattress and pillows, Shopping for home essentials has been made easier by visiting www.uratex.com.ph and starting to add to cart your favorite household needs.

 

Leb Delivery

 

If you are craving for your favorite local meals or treats, Cebu’s 1st homegrown food and delivery app, LEB offers a wide variety of food options that you can order from. They have support from local institutions to start-up entrepreneurs from Cebu’s biggest food community Let’s Eat Bai. Order food and have packages delivered by installing LEB Delivery in the Appstore for IOS users, and Google Playstore for Android Users