While the season of gifting is over, people's shopping sprees aren't stopping anytime soon as the Lunar New Year approaches. It is often believed that buying new things symbolizes getting ready for a new start.
Lunar New Year 2023 begins on January 22nd. Whether you're looking to welcome new things for yourself or visiting family to wish each other well, here are a few things that'll keep everyone in the festive spirit and bring positive energy into a new year.
You may have noticed that most decorations for this celebration are marked boldly in reds and golds. This is because in Chinese culture, the color red wards off spirits and bad fortune, and to make sure the year is auspicious, one should wear the color generously. On the other hand, although qipaos and Tangzhuangs are popular choices to wear during the new year, we’ve rounded up a few modern options in lucky red hues that will keep you looking fresh and in style.
Year of The Rabbit
Hop into the Year of the Rabbit with new decorations for your home. This year, we are giving away a Human Made Cushion & Mug to share positive energy and bring good fortune to our readers. Find out how to participate on our Instagram at @hbx and @hbxwm.
Legend has it, the Jade Emperor once organized a “Great Race” to determine the sequence of the Chinese Zodiac. The eager rabbit set off early, but decided to take a nap near the finish line when he realized that no other animal had arrived before he did. When he awoke, three other animals - the Ox, the Rat, and the Tiger had surpassed him and won. Take a lesson from the rabbit and don’t wait to enter our contest now! Meanwhile, discover our selection of rabbit-printed items from Human Made, #FR2, and more.
Impress Your Relatives
Make Bai Nian (拜年) a bit more enjoyable. Whether those pesky relatives are visiting you or you to theirs, we have you covered with a curated range of products that will be perfect for the event. Dazzle them with our home decor and gifts that will leave them speechless. Our favorite cant-go-wrong options include Seletti’s Starman Vase, the Marshall Acton III Speaker, Ligne Blanche’s Andy Warhol candle, and more.
Wallets for Wealth
Owning a good wallet is as important as having money to put inside it. Here, we have rounded up the perfect options to show off with, including Bottega Veneta’s Intrecciato wallet, Burberry’s vintage check cardholder, and more.
They say you attract what you put out there - so we suggest putting on silver, gold, and everything shiny to bring in that prosperity. From Maison Margiela’s intricate bracelets and Loewe’s logo brooch to Alighieri’s celestial pearl earrings and more, don’t hesitate to layer up on accessories and manifest your fortune.
HBX Exclusive Red Packets
Most importantly, don’t forget to have your red packets ready. For a subtle twist from the traditional design, consider our exclusive versions that are sure to impress. We are now offering a free set of red packets, created in collaboration with Human Made, Needles, and MADSAKI for each online purchase above US$250, while stocks last. Terms and conditions apply.