Chinese New Year shopping: What to buy if you're shopping last-minute

Reta Lee
Editor-in-Chief, Lifestyle
COS Lunar New Year

Chinese New Year is just around the corner and if you’re like us, who’s doing last-minute shopping, we’ve compiled a few interesting looks that you may find interesting. From piggy motifs to bright red and prosperous attire, your mum will give you the thumbs-up for approval.

Balmain studded wallet
Marchesa Notte gown from The Outnet

Ring in the Lunar New Year and usher lady luck in your way by wearing different shades of red. Pick up a gorgeous Marchesa Notte gown or a Balmain studded wallet from The Outnet.

Brooks Brothers SS 2019

Brooks Brothers’ Creative Director Zac Posen incorporates a burst rich greens, bright reds and bold yellows for the women’s Spring 2019 Collection. For the Lunar New Year collection, there is a variety of grey sweatshirts with pig emblems to pin-striped blue oxford shirt and polo shirt for men.

Furla Metropolis S Size

Furla introduces an oriental aesthetic for its new Furla Metropolis S Size crossbody handbag – as  tribute to the zodiac year of the Pig. The print is colourful in white on a red background and surrounded by pink flowers with white petals and pale yellow ochre pistils.

COS Beige top, SGD89; red jumper, SGD175; red dress, SGD190

To usher in the new year, COS has introducted a limited-edition collection of wardrobe staples – browse through classic designs in bright red paired with textured neutrals.

Tory Burch Metallic Pig Mini Bag in gold, SGD585; Eleanore sandals in brilliant red, SGD585

If you’re looking to inject some fun elements in your style, pick up this cute metallic pig mini bag in gold from Tory Burch, and walk in style in their Eleanore sandals – we guarantee heads will turn with awe!

FRED

Modern French jeweller FRED’s iconic 8°0 design depicts the figure of 8, synonymous with good fortune in some cultures, as well as a symbol of infinity or eternal love. This FRED 8°0 Long Necklace in Pink Gold comes with nine eight motifs for good luck.

Monica Vinader charm set

Carry good fortune with you in the form of Bessie the Pig pendant charm with this Alta Capture Charm Bracelet and Chinese zodiac charm set from Monica Vinader.

Gifts Less Ordinary Matrix Fengshui collection – Silver Fortune Cuff Ring, SGD158

Gifts Less Ordinary and Fengshui and Bazi Master SiewLi have collaborated together on a Matrix Fengshui Blessings Jewellery collection, which combines ancient metaphysical traditions with Chinese geomancy. Besides necklaces and bracelets, wear this Fortune Cuff Ring with intricate Matrix Fengshui symbols that amplify career fortune and leadership skills for its wearer.

Disney Go Local, SGD29

Like us, if you’re fans of Disney, you’d want to don the character with style – Disney has partnered with Goldwood to launch a line of Chinese New Year-themed, Mickey Go Local products. We like the shimmering calligraphy effect on Mickey Mouse that’ll delight fans of all ages.

Pharrell Williams x adidas Originals SolarHu Glide

Singer Pharrell Williams and adidas Originals have created a new drop for Chinese New Year: the BYW CNY (SGD380) will be available at adidas Originals Pacific Plaza, Bugis+ and VivoCity, while the SolarHu Glide CNY (SGD220) will be available at adidas Suntec City. Both shoes will also be available at adidas.com.sg.

Onitsuka Tiger GSM, SGD149

Onitsuka Tiger is also introducing their Lunar New Year pack, featuring the GSM – or Game, Set, Match – whose silhouette is inspired by vintage tennis shoes but reimagined for the modern everyday style. Instead of bright red, a lovely blush shade takes the spotlight, with a pig motif peeking from the inside soles. 

Uniqlo Chiffon Printed 3/4 Dress, SGD59.90

House visiting throughout the week? We reckon this Uniqlo’s Chiffon Printed 3/4 Sleeve Dress will keep you cool with its lightweight material under Singapore’s sweltering heat.

Diesel

For something different, Diesel launches their 9-piece premium limited edition capsule collection – which consists of two leather jackets, one sweater, one dress, one t-shirt, two of the company’s patented Jogg Jean models, and two small accessories – will be sold internationally. A standout graphic that depicts the face of a pig using computer keyboard characters appears on the unisex crewneck sweatshirts and T-shirts.