Call off the search: Your CNY fashion shortlist has arrived.
CNY is the time for reunion dinners, non-stop snacking and dressing up to the nines – there’s no better time to flex your fashion chops! This year, we’re crushing on festive street style, oriental inspirations and other stylish finds that will stay in your wardrobe beyond the festive season. Here are the best shops for CNY 2023 outfits on our list. (Psst… we’ve also thrown in some amazing sustainable and circular fashion brands to elevate your lewk while being kind to the environment.)
Where to shop for CNY 2023 outfits
You’ve got to check out this wallet-friendly vintage store for head-turning upcycled CNY outfits. Its Lunar Luxe collection includes an edgy selection of silky unisex shirts, cropped blazers and palazzo pants we’re absolutely obsessed with. We love that each piece is one-of-a-kind, so you can embrace your fun, fab, unique self in the Year of the Rabbit.
VintageWknd, shop online or at #08-08, First Center, 50 Serangoon North Avenue 4, Singapore 555856
We can’t get enough of the cute prints at Modparade. It recently launched a Pearl Of The Orient collection, featuring gorgeous cheongsams, puffy blouses, and boxy unisex shirts in intricate designs. Just check out the art deco Noah shirt and morning glory Gwyneth padded dress. These CNY outfits are bound to make a statement at any event you attend in 2023.
Modparade, shop online
3. The Fashion Pulpit
We can’t resist mentioning one of our fave sustainable fashion brands. The Fashion Pulpit is all about swapping and upcycling to reduce the impact of textile waste in Singapore. Drop by its outlet at OUE Downtown Gallery for preloved shoes, tops, bottoms and dresses in an ever-changing inventory that’s always fun and fresh.
The Fashion Pulpit, #02-08, OUE Downtown Gallery, 6A Shenton Way, Singapore 068815
4. YeoMama Batik
This Year of the Rabbit, brighten up your wardrobe with three unique collections from YeoMama Batik: Spring Paradise, Wildflower Poetry and Portraits of Home. Each one features hand-drawn batik prints in myriad lucky colours and a wide range of sizes. Dress the men, women and children of the family in vibrant mandarin collared shirts, bodycon cheongsams and bold styles to stand out amongst the crowd. We can’t imagine a more colourful CNY!
YeoMama Batik, shop online and at #01-87, Oxley Bizhub, 65 Ubi Road 1, Singapore 408729
Pazzion’s Harvest Chinese New Year collection includes an array of treasures you’ll adore. Complete your CNY outfit with cute and classy Lily knotted sandals, and stash your red packets away in the handy Giselle braided top handle bag. How cute are those fluffy Alice the bunny ballerina flats (pictured above)? We’re obsessed.
Pazzion, shop online and at multiple locations including Takashimaya Shopping Centre and Marina Bay Sands
6. Dear Samfu
Homegrown slow fashion label Dear Samfu brings its brand of nostalgic chic to the CNY fashion table. If you’re cutting down on your style buys, we recommend choosing a statement piece that you can create multiple looks with. Take a peek at Dear Samfu’s Big Sister skirts and cheongsam tops, featuring beautiful floral designs that’ll have style mileage long after the house visiting season is over. The online store also has a selection of retro-inspired shirts and dresses, if throwback style is your theme for the year.
Dear Samfu, shop online
Cloop provides you with another sustainable way to get your outfit for the Lunar New Year: try clothes swapping at its open wardrobe and City Sprouts and frequent fashion pop-ups. In fact, there’s a CNY fashion swap taking place on 14 and 15 January at Crane (Claymore Connect). Swing by for cute preloved ‘fits and give some old clothes new life.
Cloop, multiple locations including Sprout Hub and Crane (Claymore Connect)
If you’re looking for timeless clothes made with quality material, you know Levi’s never disappoints. Update your wardrobe with fun pieces from its all-new Lunar New Year collection. Think classic understated preppy looks that evoke the comfy 90s streetwear vibe, complete with festive flourishes. We’ve got our eye on the Vintage Type III CNY Lunar Rock trucker that comes with bunny details, embroidery and a collection-exclusive red Two Horse patch.
Levi’s, shop online and at multiple locations including Suntec City and Plaza Singapura
9. Wray Crafted
This CNY 2023, we’re eyeing Wray Crafted’s organic cotton numbers that are designed to last. Don the pleat dresses for a relaxed silhouette that will keep up with all your festive feasting, or snag the wrap dresses for a universally flattering cut. Fun fact: the fabrics are handprinted, which means no two dresses are the same.
Wray Crafted, available online
10. Style Theory
Sign up for a membership with OG circular fashion brand Style Theory and get access to a whole range of designer outfits for CNY. Think flowy dresses, luxury handbags and more. The best part? You can return it after the festive season and pick something else for whatever occasion you’re going to the next month. It’s like a never-ending, ever-evolving wardrobe. We love it.
Style Theory, shop online
Done carting out your fave fits? A stylish CNY celebration awaits.