Rustan's: "Philippine Version of Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus" Makati Shopping Tip by machomikemd

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Rustan's Department Store has been a Landmark in the Makati Area since the 1970's and was started by a Filipino Taipan and Former Ambassador Bienvenido Tantoco. It is the Philippine version of Nordstrom wherein high luxury goods are being retailed here such as Burberry, Bally, Herminigeldo Zegna, Hugo Boss, Dunhill and a lot more! (but Louis Vuitton and Bulgari are located in Ritzy Greenbelt 4). It also offers an Impressive Filipiniana Section wherein you can buy quality philippine crafts and Handicrafts and clothes for souvenirs.

Rustan's has been surpassed in size and scale by newer shopping malls like Greenbelt, SM and Robinsons but it remains the preferred department store of Upper Crust (A and Upper B Group) and Manila's Who's who.

What to buy: Anything that you Desire (but will cost you an arm and a leg!) how about dunhill wallets at 12,000 pesos (cheaper still than Louis Vuitton since an LV Wallet costs 18,000 pesos). How About a Philippe Charriol Unisex Watch (minimum costs 75,000 pesos) or how about a Versace Cologne for 4,850 pesos or Bally Shoes that start at 10,000 pesos.

What to pay: maxx out your credit card!

Address: Ayala Center, Makati
Directions: Ayala Center, Ayala Avenua, Makati City
Phone: (632) 813-3739,816-1786,817-1884
Theme: Department Store

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 21, 2008
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