Alright, so there’s still a cap on household visitor numbers this Lunar New Year and celebrations will be on the low-key side. But why let that cramp your style?
Drum up the festive mood and start the Year of the Tiger on a high with gorgeous garb that express plenty of good cheer, not to mention showcase your sartorial flair. Here, we round up some awesome labels and e-stores to check out.
From shoes and hair accessories to the sweetest mandarin-collar shirts and girls’ cheongsams, this is one-stop shop has got all the dress-up needs of little ones covered. This e-tailer is also known for speedy deliveries.
Puts a contemporary spin on cheongsam designs by incorporating trendy elements like puff sleeves and obi belts. The clothes are made from carefully selected fabrics sourced locally as well as from the U.S, Japan, Korea and other parts of Asia.
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Le Petit Society
Being parents themselves, the founders of this local label designed the clothes to be comfortable and lasting. There’s something for everyone here – daddy, mummy, kids and tots – and a wide range of designs, from mandarin-collar rompers to lace cheongsams and shirts with botanical or spring-related prints.
The Happy Cheongsam
If eye-popping prints, fresh colours and fun vibes are your thing when it comes to CNY outfits, look no further. The fabrics have been carefully selected and all designs are handmade in small limited runs using time-honoured stitching methods.
Peas N Plums
This homegrown business makes it a point to reduce wastage and encourage customers to shop more mindfully. Clothing are made-to-order here in Singapore, with a focus on offering both practicality and a strong aesthetic.
The brainchild of a husband-and-wife team, Gabe’s apparel are high on comfort and functionality, thanks to the use of soft, breathable fabrics and designs like kimono-style wrap playsuits.
Its very name (pronounced ee-tay-o) sounds like a gleeful cheer, and you’ll be feeling plenty of it when you dress kiddo up in the comfy, fuss-free garments here. Besides items with irresistibly sunny pineapple prints, there is also an adorable selection with Peranakan motifs.
You’ll get plenty of mileage from the classy designs and prints here, which can be worn whether it’s CNY or not. This year, there’s also a cute-as tiger-themed collection available with matching tops and dresses for adults and their mini-mes.
The brand’s very on-point CNY collection this year features apparel for babies, kids, and adults with charming tiger-themed prints. Many of the pieces are reversible, so you’re really getting two items for the price of one.
East meets West when the organic cotton, Japanese linen and heritage Liberty prints that this brand is known for are used to create the sweetest little cheongsam-inspired dresses and mandarin collar shirts.
The Elly Store
Besides curating quality kids wear, this shop is also well-known for the CNY offerings of its in-house label. There are several collections with different festive themes to choose from, such as Colourful Tigers (our fave), Peonies and Three Coins.
It’s not easy having to choose from the many super cute togs on offer here. Whether you’re after outfits in festive red or spring pastels, with mandarin orange prints or Japanese wave motifs, kungfu pants or chiffon shorts, the site has it all.
With a good range of twinning sets available, this is the place for mummies who want to go matchy matchy with their little girls. It’s not limited to mother-daughter combos either – there are matching outfits for boys as well.