Chinese New Year is a couple of weeks away (Feb. 16 to be exact). How would you want to spend it? There’s the option of watching a dragon dance at Chinatown in Binondo, buying tikoy to share at home, and also shopping for limited-edition collections.
Just like previous years, brands are coming out with items inspired by the Year of the Dog. Whether you’re born under this Chinese zodiac or just love dogs in general, you might find these pieces adorable. (I know I did.) So go and spruce up your wardrobe for the occasion.
Inspired by traditional Chinese dresses, this piece from Zalora has a floral print and glittery details. This is a perfect outfit for CNY lunch or dinner with the family. You can also get this in a navy color if you’re not feeling the red color. (Bonus: Zalora also has a 20 percent discount code for this item.) Available on Zalora PH.
If you’re a fan of wiener dogs, then you can’t pass up this Tory Burch wallet. The body is made with red patent leather with a white dog in the middle, and designed with multiple pockets for you to keep all your cash and cards well-organized. Available at Rustan’s Shangri-La.
Let’s step away from the usual red color scheme and go for something lighter, like this Miss Selfridge jumpsuit. It comes in a sky blue color, and has a big symmetrical bow on the chest area. Put on a pair of stilettos and you’re ready to go to dinner or a late-night party. Available at SM Megamall.
This year, H&M focused on both dazzling and practical pieces for their CNY collection. Amid the bright red dresses and earrings, this denim jacket caught our attention because of its Pluto (as in Mickey Mouse’s dog) print. Take note of this, Disney fans! Available at SM Makati.
After seeing Gucci’s Year of the Dog campaign, we’re convinced that the collection won’t disappoint. True enough, it’s filled with accessories with French bulldog prints like this backpack. It’s an adorable take on one of Gucci’s popular bags. I just have one question: Why didn’t they make one with a corgi print? Available at Gucci stores and online starting Feb. 16.
Another bag that’s worth your attention is this chow chow purse from Kate Spade. It’s made with faux fur and leather trim, and you can switch from handbag to crossbody bag with a few strap changes. Plus, it comes with puppy dog eyes that’s almost begging you to get it. Available online.
Get comfy with these white sneakers with gold detailing for Chinese New Year. Keds’ limited-edition shoes are made with their breathable Ortholite insole and also has a gold dog charm. Available at Glorietta 3.
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