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Style (01/31/22)

Longchamp releases new Roseau bags

ALONGSIDE the Le Pliage, the Roseau bag is a Longchamp icon. Launched nearly three decades ago as an open tote secured with a bamboo toggle — the roseau of the name — the bag is regularly reinterpreted so that, as well as being an enduring emblem of elegance and authenticity, it remains at the cutting edge of fashion. That is again the case for Spring/Summer 2022, when the latest iteration of the Roseau — a simple yet stylish bucket bag. Crafted from cowhide leather, the small yet spacious Roseau bucket is made to be dangled lightly from one hand by its rounded handle or — thanks to its longer, removable strap — slung over the shoulder or across the body. A palette of timeless shades, including tan and black, enhances the authentic feel of this design. In addition to the leather Roseau bucket, an array of variations are directly inspired by Longchamp’s Spring/Summer 2022 ready-to-wear collection — witness a model in cotton canvas embroidered with soft floral motifs like a Provençal tapestry, or another version in blue and white striped cotton, which evokes the spirit of the Mediterranean. Both have a natural leather handle and trim, and a canvas shoulder strap. Two further variations play on Longchamp signatures: the first, in ecru cotton canvas with black grained cowhide trim, is printed with the name of the House on one side and the racehorse logo on the other; the second comes in black and taupe LGP jacquard canvas with black Russian leather trim. The one feature all these buckets share? The iconic toggle, now in shiny silver or pale gold-tone metal. Longchamp is exclusively available at Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangri-La, Rustan’s Cebu, Greenbelt 5 and Rustans.com.

Rustan’s offers personalization services for one-of-a-kind gifts

FOR VALENTINE’S, Rustan’s launches “Make It Personal,” a campaign focused on offering personalization services to make a gift meaningful. Personalized gifts stand out because of the extra level of thought that goes into them. Rustan’s offers multiple services to personalize and create custom gifts in-store, such as hi-speed laser engraving, guest calligraphers, embroidery, handwritten messages and greeting cards. Expect complimentary engraving and other gifts with purchase when shopping for fashion, home, and luxury gifts from Hermés, Montblanc, Adolfo Dominguez, Pedro del Hierro, Christofle, and more. Get complimentary engraving on glass or metal pieces for a minimum single-receipt purchase of P10,000. This service will be available on Feb. 4 at Rustan’s Alabang, Feb. 5 at Rustan’s Makati, and Feb. 6 at Rustan’s Shangri-la from 1 to 5 p.m. Looking for the perfect pen for your loved one? Choose from Cross, Parker, or Sheaffer and have a message engraved for every purchase. A Victorinox Swiss tool with their name makes an excellent gift for the handyman in your life. On Feb. 5 to 6 and Feb. 12 to 13, customers who will shop at Rustan’s Makati can embroider one piece of clothing from Criselda Lontok, Lady Rustan, Lotus, Luna, Eileen Fisher, Ricardo Preto, Adolfo Dominguez, Karen Kane, Daze, and Pedro del Hierro. Opting for a bag or accessory? Transform items from Momoe, Guasch, Echo Designs, Traveler, Lesportsac and Coccinelle into pieces with personal value by having them embroidered with their recipient’s initials. Add a nice touch to Montblanc leather goods and writing instruments with complimentary debossing and engraving from Feb. 1 to 15. Purchase fine jewelry pieces from Marco Bicego, Damiani, and Roberto Coin, and get a free personalized pouch to match the gift. Fragrance has always been a traditional gift every Valentine’s Day. From Feb. 11 to 14, purchase a full-sized Hermés perfume and make it unique and memorable with a hand engraved calligraphy love note. Rustan’s also offers an array of unique, one-of-a-kind gifts suggestions. Check out the Rustan’s Valentine’s themed e-catalog or avail of the Personal Shopper on Call service for more personalized gift suggestions. Use the expert assistance of a Personal Shopper or dial our Personal Shopper On-Call hotline 0917-111-1952 from 10 a.m. to 7 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 for free, for a minimum purchase requirement of P5,000.

Rimowa reveals new colors of Tanzania

RIMOWA has created a cross-product capsule collection that sees its Essential suitcase range and a Personal Polycarbonate Cross-Body Bag reimagined in two distinctive colors that pay tribute to Tanzania’s dramatic landscapes. Tanzania is famed for its natural beauty, which stretches from the plains of the Serengeti to the snow-topped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro. A popular destination for animal lovers, the East African country is home to many of the continent’s most famous wildlife — including millions of flamingos, who arrive at the vivid waters of its northern lakes to feed and breed. Inspired by this breathtaking spectacle, Rimowa created two new complementary tones: Flamingo, a boldly saturated reddish tone, and Azure, a peaceful, easy-to-wear shade of blue. Renowned as the world’s first polycarbonate suitcase, the Rimowa Essential range has been color-matched in Flamingo and Azure — from its glossy shell to the badge and wheel housing. Such innovation is on display throughout the case’s design, with a stage-free telescopic handle and Multiwheel system to ensure a seamless travel experience. Alongside the new Essential range, the Rimowa Personal, a cross-body bag crafted from the same grooved polycarbonate as the suitcase, is now available in Azure. The Essential Cabin in Flamingo or Azure, the Essential Check-In L in Flamingo or Azure, and the Essential Trunk Plus in Flamingo or Azure are now available at Rimowa stores worldwide. In March, the Personal Polycarbonate Cross-Body Bag in Azure will become available.

New ‘Bring It To Me’ feature on the adidas app

WITH safety protocols now more important than ever, adidas has launched a digital personal shopper service through the new Bring It To Me feature on the adidas app, allowing customers to digitally request shoes to try in-store. Customers of the adidas Brand Center in Glorietta, Makati, can now try out this in-store service for a safer and more convenient shopping experience. Using in-store geolocation tagging, the new feature allows shoppers to scan products, check stocks, and request their desired size all with their phones to help limit interactions. The Bring it To Me feature lets customers shop for their preferred shoes in three clicks. Customers should go to the, enable “store experience” under the settings tab, then click on “Scan a shoe” and scan the pair using the phone’s camera, select the desired size, tap “Bring It To Me” to confirm the request, then wait for a store associate to bring it. Once the shoe size has been confirmed, the request goes directly to a store associate to fetch the pair from the stockroom. But if the desired pair is unavailable, the app also immediately informs the customer and suggests other similar pairs with the same style. One can download the adidas app on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.