Chinese New Year Zodiac Shopping Guide
Step into the Lunar New Year with luck and style with our Chinese New Year Shopping Guide! Here are some recommendations on what to wear, based on your Chinese zodiac readings for the Year of the Tiger.
This year, Chinese New Year falls right at the beginning of February, and in Chinese culture, wearing brand new clothes during the New Year is a sign of good luck, as it symbolises a fresh start and renewed hope for the year to come.
Other quintessential staples this time of year, apart from red and gold lanterns, are large installations bearing the yearly forecast for each of the 12 Chinese zodiacs. If you haven’t gotten the chance to read up on your zodiac forecast, fret not. We’ve compiled a list of some of the key fortunes for each zodiac, along with a nifty shopping guide, so you can put your most auspicious foot forward and step into Chinese New Year with both luck and style.
Auspicious number: 12
Auspicious colours: Blue, black
Unfortunately, if you’re born in the Year of the Rat, you’re predicted to have the poorest luck of the 12 zodiacs this year, so it wouldn’t hurt to pick a Chinese New Year outfit in your auspicious colours. Mix blue statement pieces into your outfit in the form of accessories, or go full monochrome if you’re up for it—there’s nothing that’s too wild for Chinese New Year! For the ladies, Charles & Keith is a great choice for footwear, bags, and accessories. For the men, sneakers and small accessories like printed socks from Vans and Converse are a classic and comfy choice.
Stress might pile up as the obstacles keep coming, but nothing helps us to forget about a bad day more than a good massage. Adrift Anapauo Massage & Spa offers foot reflexology and shoulder massages for a quick fix, as well as full body massages and essential oil massages for the full works.
Auspicious numbers: 6, 10
Auspicious colours: Red, orange, white, gold
If you’re born in the Year of the Ox, you’re predicted to have average luck this year in all areas of your life. Your auspicious colours are bright and bold, and would make for stunning Chinese New Year outfits. Throw in simple, gold jewellery to elevate your look, or play around with festive Chinese-New-Year-themed accessories for a pop of colour. When deciding where to shop, opt for local brands like KLARRA to show some support to Singaporean designers, or invest in quality basics like shoes from GEOX, which are known to be breathable, waterproof, and super comfortable.
Another fun way to incorporate your auspicious colours would be with a manicure and pedicure (or a hand and foot scrub for the men). Whether you prefer a classic mani-pedi, or a spa treatment complete with custom nail art, Nailz Treats can do it all.
Auspicious numbers: 4, 12
Auspicious colours: Green, blue, black
For those born in the Year of the Tiger, you’re predicted to be on the unluckier side this year. Your auspicious colours would make for great earth-toned looks that can see you through the entire year, so we’d recommend investing in versatile pieces in a deep navy or olive. Local brands like Beyond The Vines and The Editor’s Market are known for their functional, simple designs that are easy to mix and match for different occasions.
According to your fortune reading, you might find yourself stressing out more often than usual, so something else worth investing in this year would be aromatherapy, which can be a great way to help you unwind. HYSSES’s essential oils and scents are created with natural ingredients, and are great for stress relief and boosting immunity.
Auspicious numbers: 8, 12
Auspicious colours: Yellow, brown, blue, black
One of the luckier zodiac signs this year, those born in the Year of the Rabbit can expect to have a pretty smooth sailing year ahead. The stars are predicted to shine in your career, so this would be a good time to hustle hard. Your auspicious colours consist of a good mix of vibrant and neutral tones, so you can incorporate brighter colours for a dressier look, or play around with different shades of the same colour for a more casual vibe. Invest in a quality carryall from Crumpler, and bag some good fortune with $38 off any purchase with a minimum spend of $150 and above, from now till 13 February 2022.
If you’re up for a change, you could even get your hair done at Apgujeong Hair Studio. We don’t mean just a regular cut, wash, and blow dry—think a perm, treatment, and perhaps even highlights. What’s more, from now till 28 February 2022, Apgujeong Hair Studio is offering a sure-win lucky dip chance to all customers that spend $200 and above, and a cash draw chance for customers that spend $500 and above. A new look and a guaranteed prize? Definitely a win-win situation.
Auspicious numbers: 4, 10
Auspicious colours: Green, white, gold
It’s predicted to be a rough year ahead for those born in the Year of the Dragon—an overall unluckiness in many aspects of life might bring about a fair deal of stress. One way to combat this would be to create a healthy routine for yourself. Even if you don’t feel like it, get out of bed and put on an outfit that makes you feel good. This could mean wearing a comfortable cardigan from Urban Revivo, or heading out in an oversized tee and cap from The Lucky Shop.
Another way to ease stress would be to take regular breaks from work. It can be as simple as making yourself a cup of tea, or nurturing some plants, because these are known to promote feelings of relaxation. If you’d like to get into home gardening, The Green Capsule is a good place to visit. They sell plants suitable for indoor care, and even host workshops where you can assemble your own terrariums and airplant greenwalls.
Auspicious numbers: 8, 10
Auspicious colours: Yellow, brown, white, gold
Success is in the stars for those born in the Year of the Snake—it is predicted that you’ll have general good luck and opportunities for progression throughout the year. Play around with your auspicious colours and add pops of gold into your daily looks with small accessories, or experiment with in-between shades like oat and taupe. For footwear in this colourway, Birkenstock has a great section of sandals in various designs, from their classic Arizonas to their new Kyotos. What’s more, from now till 6 February 2022, they’re offering $8 off every $88 spent, and $38 off every $228 spent storewide, so you might want to consider dressing the whole family up in Birkenstocks this Lunar New Year.
While working hard this year might help you to achieve your goals, you shouldn’t lose sight of your mental and physical health along the way. Long hours spent sitting at your desk at work might result in a lot of neck and shoulder tension, so it would be good to visit a masseuse regularly. Healspa is known for their natural and Traditional Chinese Medicine-based therapies and treatments, which can help to alleviate bodily ailments like muscle stiffness, migraines, and even poor sleep quality.
Auspicious numbers: 7, 8
Auspicious colours: Red, orange, yellow, brown
General good luck abounds this year for those born in the Year of the Horse, especially in terms of your wealth. Your auspicious colours are bright and cheerful, which would make for a good pop of colour in whatever outfits you put together. But for Chinese New Year, don’t be afraid to go all out and try dressing in bold red and orange hues. For the ladies, PALEM has an extensive selection of breezy dresses perfect for Singapore’s weather. For the men, Rad Russel has loads of funky socks in various colours and prints to spice up your look.
Apart from dressing up, you’ll want to smell good as well. Even if you already have a go-to fragrance, why not try something different for a change? Scent by SIX is a homegrown artisan fragrance label that captures the essence of a space in each blend—they even have a scent inspired by Singapore, which is perfect for special occasions.
Auspicious numbers: 4, 12
Auspicious colours: Green, blue, black
Those born in the Year of the Goat are in luck this year, and can expect all aspects of their lives to progress smoothly. A few new doors are predicted to open up, and you will generally feel more relaxed throughout the year. Likewise, your auspicious colours are calming and healing, and are versatile enough to be dressed up or down. If you’re looking to get a new wallet or small bag to carry all of those red packets you’ll be receiving (or giving out), The Wallet Shop is offering $10 off with a minimum spending of $80, applicable on all regular-priced items from now till 15 February 2022. To save even more, get your Chinese New Year footwear from BATA from now till 15 February 2022 and get 15% off your second pair of shoes, as well as a complimentary pack of red packets with a total purchase of $68 or more. What’s more, BATA Club members will also get an $8 return voucher along with the red packets*.
With less worries comes fewer breakouts. For self-care, something new worth trying out this year would be Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments. These treatments are commonly used for hair removal, but are also good for reducing skin blemishes. Japan IPL Express is one of the more accessible places to get IPL treatments, as they’ve got a bunch of long-term promotions, like IPL samplers for new customers, and discounted prices for youths aged 21 and below. For this month, they’re having a 4D lucky draw to kickstart the Year of the Tiger. Simply purchase any promotional items or services in-store from now till 31 January 2022, and stand a chance to win up to $2,000 cash and 500 free IPL shots, worth $495*.
Auspicious numbers: 6, 10
Auspicious colours: Red, orange, white, gold
For those born in the Year of the Monkey, your luck is predicted to be on the general decline this year. Moments of miscommunication might arise, but you will still see success in your work life. Your auspicious colours might be loud, but they can be made more wearable by pairing them with simpler accessories, and opting for cleaner shapes. Brands like The Willow Label offer a great selection of simple wardrobe staples for women, while stores like UNIQLO are the go-to for men’s basics.
To gear yourself up for the year ahead, we recommend going for regular deep dry head massages at Moomin. In Singapore, many of us are sleep deprived because of stress or general insomnia, which is what Moomin’s head massages aim to target. If you’re skeptical, they offer 30-minute sessions apart from their longer 50- and 65-minute ones, so you can get a quick taste of what the experience is like first.
Auspicious numbers: 6
Auspicious colours: Red, orange
If you’re born in the Year of the Rooster, you’ll be happy to know that you’re the luckiest zodiac this year, especially in terms of your wealth and relationships. Your auspicious colours are very Chinese New Year-appropriate, so you can have fun dressing up in bold and bright pieces this year. For a luxurious, modern-Chinese look, Shanghai Tang is your best bet for accessories, or a full head-to-toe look. Plus, they’re offering 20% off total spendings of $500 or more, with the purchase of at least one item in red, from now till 31 January 2022. For footwear to match, Pedro has a good range of heels and boots, and is offering a limited edition red packet to all shoppers from now till 15 February 2022, with a minimum spend of $80.
To complete the look, clean up your brows with an eyebrow embroidery session at Artistique Brow. Unlike regular brow shaping, eyebrow embroidery is a semi-permanent procedure that involves the implanting of colour pigments beneath the skin, much like a tattoo. Just make sure that you get it done a couple of days before Chinese New Year, because your brows will look darker than usual right after the procedure.
Auspicious numbers: 4, 10
Auspicious colours: Green, white, gold
Those born in the Year of the Dog are predicted to have general poor luck this year. You might find yourself easily distracted and a bit more pessimistic than usual, but dressing up in brighter tones, like your auspicious colours, can help to make you better. For an added twist, opt for louder accessories. If you’d prefer dressing down, ALDO has a solid selection of casual sandals and shoes for both men and women. And from now till 31 January 2022, they’re offering 25% off storewide, with a minimum pur-chase of two pairs of footwear, so grab a partner or round up the whole family and get your shoe shopping done there.
On days when you don’t feel like dressing up, a hot shower is sure to get you feeling like yourself again. Bath & Body Works might be best known for their many hand sanitiser scents, but their range of soaps is just as impressive. We recommend grabbing a couple of soaps from their aromatherapy range, putting on your favourite music, and indulging a spa-like session at home.
Auspicious numbers: 4, 8
Auspicious colours: Green, yellow, brown
The stars are shining brightly on those born in the Year of the Pig. Relationships are predicted to flourish, both at work and in your personal lives, and you’re likely to see your wealth increase as well. Your auspicious colours are warm and natural, and would make for versatile, everyday looks. Play around with prints to make a statement, or opt for solid colours in muted tones for a casual look. For the best of both worlds, pair bold prints (Desigual has loads of them) and neutral pieces (think shoes from Superga) in a single look.
With a stable year ahead, it might be a good time to pick up a new skill. For something calming, Taoz Ceramics Studio offers one-off wheel throwing experiences, where you can learn the basics of pottery and take home a handmade piece after. If you’d like to go more in-depth, they also offer class packages which can be shared with a friend.
Whether you believe in these yearly readings or take them with a pinch of salt, we can agree it’s always fun to read through them anyway.
For more of such Chinese New Year festivities, we’re pleased to share that from now till 15 February 2022, CapitaLand will once again partner with POP MART to bring you A Joyous Molly Reunion. From refreshed Molly-themed mall décor to exclusive Molly eAngPows, and even limited edition POP MART The Year of the Tiger series blind boxes, this is something all you fans of Molly won’t want to miss. Click here for more information.
Additionally, up till 13 February 2022, shoppers can usher in the Year of the Tiger at Funan’s “Creative Intersections”, a hybrid art experience curated by Chan + Hori Contemporary, and launched as a part of Singapore Art Week 2022. This year, we’ve collaborated with some of our favourite local brands like Love, Bonito, LiHo TEA, PPP Coffee, and Edible Garden City, as well as well-known international brands like Bernina, Dr Martens, JD Sports, and Golden Village in this massive art-meets-retail programme. Head on down to Funan to see our 15 artist and brand collaborations and non-fungible tokens for yourself this Chinese New Year!
For everyone celebrating, we wish you a very Happy Chinese New Year!
List of shops
Adrift Anapauo Massage & Spa — Westgate, #02-40C. Open 11am to 10pm Monday to Friday, and 10am to 10pm Saturday and Sunday.
ALDO — Bugis Junction, #01-39 to 40; Plaza Singapura, #01-24; Tampines Mall, #01-08 to 09. All outlets open 11am to 8:30pm daily.
Apgujeong Hair Studio — Junction 8, #02-18. Open 10:30am to 9:30pm daily.
Artistique Brow — Raffles City Shopping Centre, #B2-03 to 04. Open 11am to 8pm Monday to Friday, 10am to 7pm Saturday, 10am to 6pm Sunday.
Bath & Body Works — Tampines Mall, #01-11. Open 11am to 9pm daily. Tampines Mall, #01-11. Open 11am to 9pm daily; Plaza Singapura, #01-26, 01-28, . Open 11am to 9pm daily
Bershka — Bugis+, #02-20 to 21. Open 10am to 10pm daily.
Beyond The Vines — Funan, #02-08. Open 11am to 9pm daily.
Birkenstock — Bugis Junction, #02-11B. Open 11am to 8pm Sunday to Thursday, 10:30am to 9:30pm Friday and Saturday.
Charles & Keith — Various outlets.
Coach — Raffles City Shopping Centre, #01-35 to 35A. Open 11am to 8pm daily.
Converse — Bugis Junction, #02-19; Tampines Mall, #02-22. Both outlets open 11am to 9pm Monday to Thursday, 11am to 9:30pm Friday to Sunday.
COS — Raffles City Shopping Centre, #01-32. Open 11am to 9pm daily.
Crumpler — Raffles City Shopping Centre, #B1-23. Open 11am to 9pm Monday to Thursday, 11am to 10pm Friday to Sunday.
Desigual — Raffles City Shopping Centre, #02-09 to 10. Open 10am to 10pm daily.
Dr. Martens — Funan, #01-25. Open 11am to 8pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 9pm Saturday and Sunday.
Fayth — Plaza Singapura, #B1-03 to 03A. Open 11:30am to 8:45pm daily.
GEOX — Raffles City Shopping Centre, #02-27 to 28. Open 10:30am to 9:30pm daily.
Healspa — Funan, #B2-17. Open 10am to 10pm daily.
KLARRA — Raffles City Shopping Centre, # 03-33. Open 11am to 8pm daily.
Lacoste — Jewel, #01-252. Open 11am to 9pm daily.
Lovisa — Various outlets.
MANGO — Raffles City Shopping Centre, #02-39. Open 11am to 9pm daily.
Moomin — Funan, #B1-19. Open 11am to 9pm daily.
MUJI — Bugis Junction, #03-10F; Plaza Singapura, #01-10 to 17; Raffles City, #02-20 and #02-22. All outlets open 11am to 9pm daily, except Bugis Junction, open 11am to 8pm daily.
Nailz Treats — Bedok Mall, #B1-03, open 10:30am to 9pm daily; Funan, #02-30, open 11am to 9pm daily.
Natural Project — Bugis Junction, #02-04. Open 11am to 10pm daily.
Onitsuka Tiger — Jewel, #01-242. Open 11am to 8pm Monday to Thursday, 11am to 9pm Friday to Sunday.
PALEM — Raffles City Shopping Centre, #02-40. Open 11am to 8pm daily.
PAZZION — Bugis Junction, #02-07 to 08; Junction 8, #01-23A; Tampines Mall, #01-01. All outlets open 11am to 8:30pm Sunday to Thursday, 11am to 9:30pm Friday and Saturday.
Pedro — Bugis Junction, #01-03; Plaza Singapura, #01-03. Both outlets open 11am to 10pm daily.
Pull and Bear — Bugis+, #01-19. Open 10am to 10pm daily.
Rad Russel — Plaza Singapura, #03-45. Open 11:30am to 8pm Sunday to Thursday, 11:30am to 8:30pm Friday and Saturday.
SABRINAGOH — Raffles City Shopping Centre, #02-36. Open 10am to 8pm Sunday to Thursday, 10am to 9pm Friday and Saturday.
Sans & Sans — Bugis Junction, #01-48; Junction 8, #02-02; Tampines Mall, #02-12. All outlets open 11am to 9:30pm daily.
Scent by SIX — Bugis Junction, #01-15. Open 11am to 9pm daily.
Shanghai Tang — Raffles City Shopping Centre, #01-27A. Open 11am to 9pm daily.
Staccato — Raffles City Shopping Centre, #02-37. Open 11am to 8pm daily.
Superga — Tampines Mall, #02-17B, open 11am to 9pm Sunday to Thursday, 11am to 9:30pm Friday and Saturday; Westgate, #02-41, open 11am to 9pm Sunday to Thursday, 11am to 10pm Friday and Saturday.
Taoz Ceramics Studio — JCube, #04-16. Open 11am to 8pm daily, closed on Tuesday.
The Editor’s Market — Bugis+, #01-04; Westgate, #02-46. Both outlets open 10:30am to 10pm daily.
The Green Capsule — Funan, #04-11. Open 11:30am to 8pm daily.
The Lucky Shop — Plaza Singapura, #01-67. Open 11am to 9:30p Sunday to Thursday, 11am to 10pm Friday and Saturday.
The Willow Label — Plaza Singapura, #B1-19. Open 11am to 9pm daily.
UNIQLO — Various outlets.
Urban Revivo — Plaza Singapura, #01-18 to 22, open 12pm to 9pm daily; Raffles City Shopping Centre, #02-24 to 26, open 10am to 10pm daily.
Vans — Bugis Junction, #02-11A, open 11am to 9pm daily; Funan, #01-10, open 11am to 8pm daily.
Wardrobemess — Funan, #02-24. Open 10am to 10pm daily.
YACHT21 — Bugis Junction, #02-34. Open 11:30am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11:30am to 9:30pm Saturday and Sunday.
ZARA — Jewel, #B1-230 to 234. Open 10am to 10pm daily.
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