About Us

INTRODUCTION

Over the years, thousands of savvy Filipino shoppers found their way towards Rusty Lopez boutiques nationwide. Even balikbayans make it a point to include Rusty Lopez in their itinerary. No wonder because one discovers there is no need to navigate farther to find the desired footwear, clothing or accessory. The wide spectrum of shoppers is answered with Rusty Lopez’s wide range of footwear, clothing and accessories assured to fit your budget, answer your needs, satisfy your taste and last for a long time.

Rusty Lopez brand enjoys the trust and loyalty of the market having been an established name since 1977. Even with the growing population at an annual rate of over two percent, the Philippines is a compelling market for manufacturers of footwear and Rusty Lopez is blessed to be a pioneer and continues to be one.

Rusty Lopez is a proud member of the Philippine Footwear Federation Incorporated or PFFI.

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HISTORY

In 1977, Lolito Lopez opened a shoe store by the name of Centropell, in the Cubao Shoe Expo. Almost three decades later, the tandem of Lolito and wife Lily has blossomed and now sit at the helm of a shoe business empire that is renowned for its commitment to the development, manufacturing and marketing of quality, authentic and affordable footwear under the following brands: CENTROPELLE, RUSS and RUSTY LOPEZ.

Building on the success of Centropell, the Lopezes positioned Rusty Lopez as the brand name that rivaled the best of what the local shoe industry has to offer. The popularity of the Rusty Lopez brand eventually exceeded the expectations of the holding companies and as a result, holds one of the biggest market shares within the entire local shoe industry. Maritalia Manufacturing Incorporated, which was established on December 17, 1996 and became the official manufacturing arm of the company. It is through the joint efforts of Filipino and Italian shoemakers that Maritelia was born. To give pride and honor to this collaboration, the name "Maritalia" was created by combining Marikina and Italy, "MARI" (Marikina) and "ITALIA" (Italy) thus, forming the word "Maritalia". Today, MARITALIA sits on a one-hectare property on E. Rodriguez Avenue in Sto. Niño, Marikina City. It houses state-of-the-art imported equipment from Italy specifically designed for mass shoe production. Operating at full capacity with 300 workers, Maritalia can produce as many as 24,000 pairs of shoes in a month.

From casual to formal, from outdoor to corporate, you'll surely find what you need.

ACHIEVEMENTS

Rusty Lopez footwear harks to the traditions established by earlier Italian consultants. The local government of Marikina City recognized the exemplary performance of Maritalia Manufacturing Inc., manufacturer of Rusty Lopez footwear, by awarding Maritalia Manufacturing Inc. with the Most Outstanding Small and Medium Entrepreneur (SME) Awards in 2002.

A year after, Manila FAME, the only Philippine trade show held locally and conforms with accepted international standards, Rusty Lopez brand was accorded the opportunity to interpret the designs of foreign consultant Rene Coster and it did so with great success.

These are just but some of the milestones of the company. Product quality, customer service, and a wide network of manufacturers and distribution channels with a hand on the skillful control of fixed and variable costs are considered keys to the company’s consistent success..

Rusty Lopez remains to be the classic.

THE PRODUCTS

There is a Rusty Lopez for each and every member of the family. The wide range of merchandise will definitely not leave any member of the family empty handed. The men's footwear line consists of casual, formal and athletic while the women's line consists of formal and casual. Complete your outfit and worry no more with Rusty Lopez apparel and accessories. From casual to formal, from outdoor to corporate, you'll surely find what you need. Oh and don't forget the children because there's Rusty Lopez kids too! Rusty Lopez kids have a variety of footwear for the young ones including the basics such as school and casual as well as sporty and formal footwear.

Each brand under the Rusty Lopez group of companies caters to a particular market to assure that the needs of the market are met. Varied, all-around, and for everyone, that's what Rusty Lopez is. Men's, Ladies, Kids, Footwear, Apparel and Accessories, there's always a good find in Rusty Lopez.

THE CENTRO GROUP HOUSES

Centropelle the high-end brand showcasing high-fashion ladies’ footwear,

Maritalia the genuine leather men’s shoes by Rusty Lopez

Bags Unlimited the newest addition to the group and the company carrying all types of fashionable and high-quality casual, evening, school, travel and even laptop bags.

Russ is the brand primarily for the youth. Streetwear for teens (both boys and girls) is its character. Russ also carries school shoes that are made from synthetic leather. Compared to Centropelle and Rusty Lopez, Russ has a lower price point to be able to reach out to its primary market-the youth.

Walk-over is a consignor-based brand limited to boys and girls’ school shoes made of synthetic leather. Its affordable price makes it competitive given its consignor-based set-up.

Azaleia on the other hand is the company’s franchise from Brazil. Having the working class as its primary market, Azaleia offers ladies’ shoes that vary from casual, formal and evening.

QUICK FACTS

  • Rusty lopez is a brand name and not the name of the company owners.
  • Rusty Lopez’s first celebrity model was famed celebrity Aga Muhlach
  • Rusty Lopez has significantly contributed to the Marikina City Local Government’s production of “The World’s Largest Shoes.”
  • Rusty Lopez, in its early years, was actually a boutique for garments and not a shoe store.
  • Rusty Lopez boutique in Alimall, Cubao was the first Rusty Lopez boutique.
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