Photo credit: LOVE, BONITO, H&M

5 brand collections to get your Chinese New Year outfits from

Serve looks during and beyond this festive season!

Amanda Tan

Published: 11 January 2023, 2:55 PM

Whether you’re dressing up for a formal reunion dinner or looking to add a touch of festivity to your everyday wear, shopping for new clothes during Chinese New Year is always an exciting way to get into the holiday spirit! 

If you’re still wrecking your brains over where to purchase outfits to ring in the Year of the Rabbit, here are five brands you can check out:

1. Love, Bonito

Launching weekly from now till Jan 23, the local womenswear brand’s Chinese New Year collection comes decked in auspicious colours.

Ranging from $25 to $85, the collection features glamorous dresses to laid-back sets and minimalistic silhouettes. 

For a unique silhouette, there’s the Paige Pleat Flare Skirt which is available in both Vermillion and Moss. It also includes functional side pockets – perfect to hold multiple red packets!


Paige Pleat Flare Skirt (Vermillion) PHOTO CREDIT: LOVE, BONITO


One to prioritise comfort? There’s the full-length Chantal Elastic Off Shoulder Trapeze Dress. As it doesn’t have a cinched waistline, you’re free to enjoy all the Chinese New Year goodies!


Chantal Elastic Off Shoulder Trapeze Dress (Vermillion) PHOTO CREDIT: LOVE, BONITO


If dressing up isn’t really your thing, Love, Bonito’s activewear brand cheak also has a line for the holidays.

Titled Recreation, the lifestyle collection features five new styles and four new colours.


Courtside Bra and Courtside Skirt in Recreation (Pie); Cosy Cropped Hoodie and Cosy Cropped Jogger in Recreation (Sundae). PHOTO CREDIT: LOVE, BONITO


If you’re planning on staying fit during the festive period by doing low intensity workouts, there’s the Courtside Bra and Courtside Skirt. A fun matching set that provides medium support, it comes in Black, Brown and Pie.

For post-feast relaxation, there’s the Cosy Cropped Hoodie and Cosy Cropped Jogger for you to lounge comfortably. The set comes in Black, Brown and Orchid.

Love, Bonito’s Chinese New Year collection is now available for purchase at any of the six physical stores.


New festive colours, matching looks and a new UTme! collection are some of the many things you can expect in UNIQLO’s Chinese New Year series.

Build picture-perfect coordinated outfits with your family and friends with items such as the all-new Dry Pique Short Sleeve Polo Shirt and Cropped Skipper Short Sleeve Polo Shirt.


Cropped Skipper Short Sleeve Polo Shirt (Light Orange) PHOTO CREDIT: UNIQLO


Otherwise, you can choose from one of the 14 colours available for the quintessential UNIQLO boyfriend tee, also known as UNIQLO U AIRism Cotton Crew Neck Oversized T-shirt.


UNIQLO U AIRism Cotton Crew Neck Oversized T-shirt (White) PHOTO CREDIT: UNIQLO


Pair your outfit with the highly popular Round Mini Shoulder Bag, which is back with an updated water-repellant feature. Piping has also been added so that the bag maintains its form even with your valuables inside.


Round Mini Shoulder Bag (Natural) PHOTO CREDIT: UNIQLO


For a more playful take, you can also opt for the new UTme! Collection: Spring Pals by local design collective Aaah House which features six unique stickers designed around popular Chinese New Year greetings and paying homage to the Year of the Rabbit.


The designs are available to be printed on short sleeve t-shirts, long sleeve t-shirts, tote bags and mini tote bags. IMAGE CREDIT: UNIQLO


The UTme! booth is exclusively available at UNIQLO Bugis+ and UNIQLO Orchard Central Global Flagship Store.

If you’re still struggling to find the perfect ensemble for the holidays, you can tune into UNIQLO’s Lunar New Year Live Station via the UNIQLO APP, TikTok or Instagram on Jan 11, 8pm, or check out size-inclusive styling content with Alicia D. which is available on UNIQLO Singapore’s TikTok page and StyleHint.

3. H&M

For maximum huat, you might want to check out your lucky colours this year with H&M’s Lucky Zodiac.

Referencing your recommended colours, shop from the brand’s stylish picks which come sorted in Red/Purple, Yellow/Brown, Blue/Green and Neutral. The Men’s collection can be accessed via H&M’s male section.


Regular Fit Overshirt (Burgundy), Pleated Skirt (Brown) PHOTO CREDIT: H&M


You can also look at what each colour signifies under the Lucky Colours section, where the items are categorised according to colours with similar meanings.

For instance, blue which represents calm and intelligence is put with green which represents nature and growth.


Off-the-shoulder ribbed top (Blue), Oversized Fit Cotton Sweatshirt (Olive Green) PHOTO CREDIT: H&M


H&M’s Chinese New Year edit is now available both online and in physical stores.

4. Charles & Keith

Elevate your look with Charles & Keith’s Chinese New Year collection featuring bunny-shaped beaded embellishments — especially apt for the year of the rabbit.


Bunny Tweed Beaded Handle Bag (Pink), Bunny Tweed Slip-On Sneakers


The Bunny Capsule Collection includes the Bunny Tweed Shoulder Bag, Bunny Tweed Beaded Handle Bag, Bunny Tweed Buckled Slides, Bunny Tweed Mary Jane Flats, and Bunny Tweed Slip-On Sneakers – all of which, come in the colours Black, Chalk, Green and Pink.


Style it with a babydoll dress and frilly white socks for a sweet look. PHOTO CREDIT: CHARLES & KEITH


As some items are only available online, do check for in-store availability before heading down to the respective outlets.

5. AForArcade

Whether you prefer basics or want to make a statement with some loud patterns, AForArcade (AFA) has you covered with its Chinese New Year collection.

This year, besides auspicious colours like red and yellow, AFA also has prints like checkerboard and houndstooth.


Eamon Checkerboard Camp Collar Shirt (Confetti), Lee Straight-fit Houndstooth Trousers (Olive) PHOTO CREDIT: AFORARCADE


You can team it up with simpler items like basics in striking, solid colours.


Ace Girl Skorts (Magenta), Adrian Midi Skirt (Candy Pink) PHOTO CREDIT: AFORARCADE


For couples and families, you can show up to the festivities in matching sets! Besides the checkerboard pattern which is also available for women in a cropped shirt and a frill top, there’s the Knick-Knack print which comes in a dress, skirt and button-up shirt.


Remy Knick-Knack Oversized Shirt, Penelope Knick-Knack Dress PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/@AFORARCADE


Place your order by Jan 15 to receive your items before Chinese New Year.

Shoppers will also receive a set of red packets with every purchase. Additionally, if you spend a minimum of $100 in a single order, you’ll receive a free Arcade Mini Sling Tote.




AFA is giving away the tote in green from Jan 11 to 14, and the tote in blue from Jan 15 to 17.

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