PETALING JAYA, Jan 17 — With just about a week before we bid farewell to the Year of the Pig to usher in the Year of the Rat, brands here and around the globe have launched limited edition offerings to mark the occasion.
From luxury fashion labels — check out Kate Spade’s playful Tom & Jerry tote — and homegrown labels to home decoration and gifting ideas, here’s a roundup of Chinese New Year items that will earn you prosperity points.
Especially if you are thinking of squeezing in some last minute shopping.
Pestle & Mortar
Homegrown apparel brand Pestle & Mortar hits the mark with a Chinese New Year capsule collection that celebrates Tiger Beer turning 88. The auspicious collection is not only stylish but the vintage vibe is getting all the right attention from the brand’s followers.
Arguably the most iconic mouse, Mickey Mouse, front Gucci’s Chinese New Year campaign. The collaboration with Disney includes sneakers, bucket hats, handbags, jackets and scarves to bring out the kid in you.
The Swedish fast fashion retailer first launched its Chinese New Year collection in 2014, only available in selected countries such as Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and China. On top of the requisite red, Minnie Mouse makes an appearance on several sweatshirts in the collection.
Add a twist to your usual qipao with a Mandarin collar top paired with airy culottes that will keep you comfortable yet stylish like this gorgeous Khoon Hooi ensemble.
Celebrate the Year of the Metal Rat with a cute charm from Pandora which the brand promises to bring its wearer good luck and fortune.
The popular coffee chain is celebrating the Year of the Rat with exclusive merchandise that come in the form of cute rat-inspired designs, like this 3D new bone China rat mug (RM88) that will delight any caffeine lover or those born under the Rat sign.
From place mats and chopsticks to lanterns and window decorations (RM6.90) in tasteful shades of deep red, Ikea also has included food items like mandarin oranges (RM26.80) and barbecued chicken dried meat (RM48.80) as part of its Lunar New Year offerings.
French luxury house Louis Vuitton rings in the Lunar New Year with its seasonal Sweet Rat collection that includes items such as this adorable Rat porcelain box that can be used as a jewellery box or a centerpiece on your dining table.
Commemorate the Year of the Rat with a special limited edition festive blend, a rich Assam tea blend with fine pieces of almond that will surely impress guests. It also comes in a bold red and elegant tin caddy making it a great gift for any CNY hamper or a personal keepsake.
Packed in a beautiful carry box, Malaysian healthy snack company Amazin’ Graze has rolled out a Lunar New Year Variety Nuts Box so you can indulge in eight flavoured nut mixes without the guilt.