Chinese New Year is just around the corner! And if you have not started your CNY clothing shopping spree yet, better get started now before it gets too late! Shopping for CNY is always a headache for me because if i start too early, most of the clothing in stores are mostly colours like black, grey and dark blue (winter collection), nothing screams CNY to me at all. And if i start too late (as late as 1 week before CNY), i can’t find anything that fits me and my budget.
Thus i am left with ‘either just buy something or wear your old clothing’, and trust me, it is extremely stressful! Thus, i would usually go into this period of panic mode, frantically searching for clothing in every single store, even those that i have never entered or dreamed of entering at all (just to try my luck). All because of the CNY tradition of having a new piece of clothing to welcome a “brand new” new year.
Well, it is a good excuse to finally buy clothes without being nagged at by your parents too, so why not? But doing your CNY shopping now is still not too late, it is still better to get it now than being panic at the last minute. Thus, let’s start exploring our local online stores now!
Megagamie offers a wide range of unique style that you don’t find at other online stores. Their items are so delicate and trendy, it is really hard not to love them. At just $35, you can get a really lovely modern cheongsam top (the one in the picture above). Just top it off with their tulle skirt or a pair of jeans and you are ready for the new year!My personal favourites are the Organza Bow Belt Cheongsam Dress In Midnight (Size S & L are still available!) and Porcelain Embroidery Cheongsam Flare Dress In Red (Size S is still available!). Both items gives off the classic look of cheongsum but includes a modern twist. Get them before they are sold out!
You will be spoilt for choice at Love & Bravery because they offers such a wide range of CNY collections. Really unique designs and lovely colours as well. I really wanted to buy some of their CNY pieces but it was sold out even before i saw them. But fret not, they have just added some new pieces to their collection thus do get them early this time! Some of my favourites include TROPICAL GARDEN PRINTED CHEONGSAM WHITE (the middle piece in the picture above) and MISSA EMBROIDERY CHEONGSAM RED (all sizes are available). Both pieces are eye catching but not overwhelming. They are great for casual wear after CNY too!
MGP offers so many cheongsam inspired dresses that are great for CNY visiting without looking too overdressed. They are fun but yet gives off that festive mood, definitely a great online store to check out before you put a full-stop to your CNY purchases. My personal favourites are Loewe Cheongsam in Pink (the second one from the left) and My Fair Lady Qipao in Mint. These 2 pieces are great for those who love cool and light colours (the qipao in mint is to die for). Do check them out before they get sold out!
If you are not opting for so much of the cheongsam design but is going for a more casual dress or top that you are still comfortable to wear after CNY, Faire Belle have a large range to offer. They have many great classic pieces that you should own that are both value for money and easy to wear. I love JENITH LACE WRAPE ROMPER – CREME and *PREMIUM* YVETTE CROCHET DRESS – CRIMSON. They are great for casual shopping trip as well as CNY brunch/visiting. Be sure to check back for new designs!
There you go! These are some of the online stores that i have bookmarked just in case i would like to have new additions to my CNY outfits. However, many sizes are quickly being snapped up thus don’t wait any longer, do your CNY shopping now!
“May the CNY clothing be ever in your favour”