Rustan’s Boxing Day sale extended

RUSTAN’S Boxing Day sale has been extended until Jan. 31. Discounts of up to 50% are being offered on items like Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Goebel Wassail — Artis Orbis Tealight, which is now available for P1,770 from an original price of P2,950; Rebecca Minkoff’s M.A.B. Quilted Satchel in Pinot Noir, which is now available for P13,125 from an original price of P17,500; and John Hardy’s Classic Chain Gold and Silver Jawan Cuff, which is now available for P90,000 from an original price of P150,000 on

Plant bazaar sprouts anew in Araneta City

ARANETA City reopens the Green Corner plant bazaar for a limited time this month at the Times Square Food Park, featuring horticulturists from the Cactus and Succulent Enthusiasts Society (CASES). Green Corner offers a wide variety of uncommon to rare indoor and outdoor plants to choose from. There will be a showcase of plants imported abroad and floras cultured from Benguet. Green thumbs will also find gardening supplies and planting materials exhibited by members of CASES. The Green Corner is open from Jan. 15 to 20, 3 to 11 p.m., at the Times Square Food Park Araneta City.

Shangri-La Plaza’s January sales

PLANNING home improvement projects this year? Get a head start by checking out the True Value Super Sale on Jan. 21-24 at the Grand Atrium, and The Great Appliance Sale on Jan. 28-31 also at the Grand Atrium, Level 2 in the Main Wing. Shop for home appliances from participating brands Abenson, True Value, and Rustan’s Department Store and enjoy up to 70% off. For inquiries, visit

Ayala Malls launches loyalty app

AYALA Malls has launched Zing, its fully integrated digital and loyalty platform that brings an all-in-one online to offline mall shopping experience to one’s fingertips. The app assists the consumers by giving them access to goods and services from Ayala Malls’ merchant partners. It features mall navigation and search directory, event and promo updates, digital concierge services, online commerce and e-gift marketplace, as well as a digital loyalty and rewards program. Among Zing’s offerings are membership perks through the Zing or Zing Plus membership options. Zing members get access to general information such as Home and Explore, three complimentary passes to the Ayala Malls Customer Lounges, and one-hour free WIFI; while Zing Plus members are entitled to earn Zing points to redeem good-as-cash vouchers, receive notifications and updates on exclusive promos, have unlimited access to Ayala Malls Customer Lounges and get three hours of free WIFI per day. One can earn points and rewards, with each P200 spent at participating Zing partner establishments earning one Zing point, even when using GCash. Zing is also a virtual mall and online ordering system. Shop Online brings together over 60 brands and stores from various categories namely food, fashion, beauty, sports active, gadgets and appliances, specialty, and Pinoy Artisano, which showcases quality artisanal and authentic homegrown finds. Meanwhile, eFood Choices is set to go live soon to connect shoppers with restaurants. The app also includes mall navigation and P2P (point-to-point) bus routes and schedules. It also offers the e-Gift Marketplace which has a wide selection of electronic gift certificates from Ayala Malls stores in Zing’s e-Gift Marketplace which can be sent to the recipient’s e-mail address or mobile number. There is also an eConcierge with access to the phone numbers of Ayala Malls restaurants, personal care services including salons and barber shops, to book reservations. One can download Zing from the AppStore or Google Play.  For more information about Zing, visit or follow @iloveayalamalls on Instagram and ZingbyAyalaMalls on Facebook.

Kate Spade, Michael Kors, and Gucci lunar new year specials

TO KICK off the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Ox, Kate Spade New York, Michael Kors, and Gucci have all come up with special collections. Kate Spade New York has partnered with Disney to bring the iconic Clarabelle & Friends characters to life in an assortment of ready to wear, handbags, small leather goods and accessories. Inspired by Clarabelle and her group of famous friends, the six-piece collection features classic Kate Spade New York silhouettes, all re-imagined highlighting each unique character, including Clarabelle, Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck. The collection is now available in Kate Spade New York stores around the globe and online at In the Philippines, Kate Spade New York stores are found at Central Square in Bonifacio High Street Central, Greenbelt 5, Power Plant Mall, Rustan’s Makati, Shangri-La Plaza, and Rustan’s Cebu. Visit for more information.  Meanwhile, Michael Kors, has come up with the 2021 Capsule Collection featuring a luxe selection of the brand’s most-loved bags, including the SoHo shoulder bag, exclusively offered in a new, special edition Red or Black Tweed. Gift this bag to a loved one, and then, as per tradition, slip one of the brand’s logo-embossed red money envelopes inside. In the Philippines, Michael Kors stores are found at Central Square in Bonifacio High Street Central, Greenbelt 5, Newport Mall, Power Plant Mall, Rustan’s Makati, and Shangri-La Plaza Mall. Meanwhile, to celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year, which starts on Feb. 12, Gucci’s Creative Director Alessandro Michele has imagined a dedicated collection of special items that feature the famous Japanese manga and anime character, Doraemon — the cat-type robot sent from the XXII century to help a young boy called Nobita Nobi with secret gadgets from his four-dimensional pouch. The resulting Doraemon X Gucci collaboration is also marking the manga’s 50th anniversary. The special collection for men and women featuring pop icon Doraemon in his classic blue color over the GG motif, across different product categories debuted on Jan. 12. Later in the month, a new special Doraemon look, exclusively created in tribute to the year of the Ox, will be revealed. The Gucci 2021 Lunar New Year Collection has its own sustainable packaging, which comprises fully recyclable green bags and matching swing tickets referencing the 50th anniversary of the cartoon, all featuring Doraemon. For details, visit or follow @ssilifeph on Instagram for more information.