Chinese New Year is a time to dress up and celebrate with your family.
And when it comes to your outfit, you don’t want to put on just anything. It should be something special to mark the occasion. More often than not, Singaporeans are experimenting with more traditional CNY themed clothes to get themselves in the Lunar mood.
To help you find that exceptional piece for you and your family, here are our top 10 places to buy CNY-themed clothes in Singapore!
1. Little Qipao
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Little Qipao, a mainstay of Singapore’s children’s clothes market, specialize in kids’ cheongsam, a traditional Chinese dress. While their collections are inspired by the past, their designs are created with the modern consumer in mind. Their 2019 collection is bursting with color, making it the perfect addition to your CNY celebrations. Thanks to their Chinese heritage, any of their colorful cheongsam will fit in well but we, of course, recommend opting for any of their red numbers.
2. Le Petit Society
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The award-winning Le Petit Society offers children’s clothes created to last. Their collections, which are suitable for new borns to 12-year-olds, are fashion from the very best fabrics available, but still look fantastic. To celebrate the Year Of The Pig, which kicks off on Tuesday, February 5, the outfitters have released the Piggy Series, a stylish collection of children’s items themed around pigs and CNY.
Telephone: +65 6224 6288
Address: 6A Shenton Way, #03-10 Downtown Gallery, Singapore 068815
Operating Hours: Mondays to Saturdays, 11 am to 7pm. (Closes at 5pm on Saturdays)
3. Jump Eat Cry
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If you’re heading into the new year with a baby on the way, Jump Eat Cry should be your shop of choice for CNY. Their Lunar New Year collection is both elegant and practical with dresses specifically designed for pregnancy. To get into the CNY spirit, opt for this chester lace nursing dress which includes red floral motifs. It comes with a detachable sash to keep the shape of the dress, no matter which stage of pregnancy you might be in.
Address: 100G Pasir Panjang Rd, #06-09 Interlocal Centre, Singapore 118523
Operating Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 9:30 am to 6:30 am
If you don’t fancy the hustle and bustle of Singaporean shopping, consider online retailer Zalora for your CNY outfit. Their huge collection makes finding a piece you love an almost guarantee. To help you narrow things down, Zalora are bringing out a Chinese New Year collection for both men and women. You might also want to consider their premium collection which includes items from brands such as Burberry, Thomas Sabo and Armani.
Joyeus already has their CNY 2019 catalog out on sale and it certainly does boasts a good variety of female clothes. The cheongsams look absolutely stunning!
6. Love, Bonito
For a modern look head to Love, Bonito — a fashion brand with the aim of empowering women. Their festive collection includes stylish bodycon pieces and strappy pencil dresses, perfect for any elegant CNY party. We can recommend their jogia pleat midi mesh jumpsuit (in red). Its sophisticated look is both stylish and simple, making it a great option for a CNY 2019 office bash.
7. Chubby Chubby
Chubby Chubby’s gorgeous Spring Blessings ’19 collection is the perfect place to pick up a cute outfit for your little ones. Their CNY-themed pieces include a cheongsam with pineapple motifs for girls and a matching bow tie for boys. While the store is primarily for children, there are some stunning cheongsam’s for mothers which complement the children’s collection. Plus, if you’re looking for something truly special, Chubby Chubby will also be offering a bespoke service in the near future.
Address: 75A Loewen Rd, Singapore 248851
Operating Hours: 11 am to 7 pm, Daily
Telephone: +65 8780 6881
8. The Missing Piece
The Missing Piece continues to delight with their modern take on the cheongsam look. Effortlessly stylish and full of fun, their CNY 2019 collection is truly outstanding. Their cheongsam offerings are clearly influenced by the Chinese traditions but look so modern they will fit into any Singaporean party. If you’re looking for some mother and child matching outfits, The Missing Piece also stocks these. We particularly like this mom and daughter geometric cheongsam look.
9. Yacht 21
Yacht 21 produces stylish, easy-to-wear clothing that we think would work perfectly for any CNY day event you might be attending. Their CNY Capsule 2019 series offers modern, sophisticated dresses often based around a floral theme. There are also minimalist woven tote bags that are bound to look great with most outfits. What’s more, Yacht 21 are Singapore specialists so produce their clothes with breathable material that keep you cool in the often hot climate.
They have multiple outlets. Check out https://www.yacht21.co/ for more information.
10. Ong Shunmugam
Ong Shunmugam is one of Singapore’s leading fashion brands winning awards for their contemporary and timelessly stylish outfits. Their Chinese New Year 2016 collection is still a marvel of design and will look as modern in 2019 as it did the year it was released. The range takes inspiration from the cheongsam but displays a level of artistry you are unlikely to see from many other designers.