With Chinese New Year a few weeks away, there’s nothing better than going for your annual Chinese New Year shopping haul. Although it may not be the same this year with the COVID-19 pandemic going on, this should not stop us from doing our shopping. There’s online shopping for a reason!
If you are on the lookout to collect CNY items, we have kept a special eye out on these limited edition products associated with CNY or the year of the Ox that’s now available on the market.
Here’s a list of CNY limited edition items that you can consider purchasing for your loved one or even yourself!
1. Apple CNY Airpods Pro
If you have not upgraded your AirPods, good news! Apple has launched a limited edition pair of AirPods Pro that comes with a charging case with a newly designed ox emoji. But, you got to be fast!
There are only 25,400 pairs of the Year of the Ox AirPods and they are exclusively available in Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Taiwan and Malaysia. Each customer is only allowed to order two units, so do not even think about hogging it!
2. Monopoly: Lunar New Year Edition
If you love board games, you’re going to love this one!
Since this CNY will be celebrated at home with closed loved ones due to the pandemic, why not gather everyone together and play a game of ‘Lunar New Year’ themed monopoly?
Instead of the usual hat, ship, dog, and other tokens you would find in the original Monopoly set, this one is replaced with golden tangerines, a lion head, a bull, a firecracker, a gold ingot, and a lantern.
The rules of the game are slightly different from the original. Instead of buying properties, players would buy shops, collect gifts, and find some good fortune to win. Bringing in all the ‘ong’ that you would need!
3. Shanghai Tang limited edition Year of the Ox chopsticks
During your family reunion dinner, why not dine in style with these limited edition Year of the Ox chopsticks by Shanghai Tang. It’s perfect for the occasion!
These chopsticks come in two different colours: red and purple and are embellished with a brass ox symbol right at the tip. The packaging of these chopsticks is stunning too! It comes in a special red gift box.
However, there are only 100 sets of these chopsticks available worldwide, so it’s best to get your hands on a set ASAP!
4. Nike Air Jordan 1 Low CNY
If you’re a fan of Nike, you would know by now that every year Nike releases a Chinese New Year-themed sneaker capsule. This year’s collection is an inspiration from the scenes of temple fairs during the CNY holidays with three design theme: the firecracker, Chinese knot, and spring blossom.
The one that stands out the most is the audacious Year of the Ox themed Nike Air Jordan 1 Low CNY that will drop in stores on January 31. The pair uses two main colours, which is the classic black and red colourway with bits of floral and an ox themed embroidery.
With some gold detailing and lotus root tassels tired with a red string, this pair of Nike is a perfect choice as it screams CNY.
5. Doraemon x Gucci
Gucci’s Chinese New Year mascot is Japan’s all-time favourite manga character, Doraemon!
This exclusive collection features over 50 items – this includes jackets, shirts, coats, pants, sneakers, watches, bags, and even a card case with the classic Gucci monogram pattern, plus a touch of Doraemon prints and accents.
No doubt that the Doraemon x Gucci collection is pricey but they are so adorable!
6. Longchamp CNY collection
Wanna rock your CNY outfits with an appropriate bag that screams CNY? Yeah…we know you may not be able to show it off to everyone this year but that shouldn’t stop you from purchasing this Longchamp’s iconic LePliage bag designed for the Year of the Ox.
This series comes with a black and light pink colour that comes in two different sizes, featuring a cow and a daisy silk screen printed pattern. Plus, you can add on the CNY black buffalo or the pink and white baby bottle keyrings to pair with these bags.
7. Dior x Shawn Stussy
Dior has collaborated with Shawn Stüssy for the second time. But this time around both brands are celebrating the Year of the Ox with the release of their CNY capsule collection.
This collaboration brings hand-drawn graphics from the Stüssy and embroidered ox head patch as the capsule’s emblem. The collection also features a variety of items such as hoodies, bags, shirts, various accessories and the best one yet… the reincarnation of Dior’s B23 sneaker!
The sneaker is embellished with the Dior graffiti logo and an embroidered ox head patch. It’s stunning!
8. Fenty Beauty New Year Glow Lip + Luminizer Set Lunar New Year
Fenty Beauty too wants to celebrate CNY by selling their limited edition ‘New Year Glow Lip + Luminizer Set Lunar New Year’.
This kit contains two of Fenty Beauty’s best-selling cult favourites, which is the diamond-dusted body and face highlighter, ‘Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil’, and lip gloss, ‘Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer’.
The body and face highlighter comes in the shade ‘Royal Icing’ while the lip gloss is the shade called ‘Cheeky’.
And no doubt Rihanna put enough effort into making the packaging scream CNY! Thanks, RiRi!
9. Jo Malone London
Jo Malone’s London English Pear and Freesia cologne are one of everyone’s favourite. And with this drop-dead gorgeous limited edition bottle is so hard to say no too. Look at it! It’s beautiful!
The floral motifs are delicate, feminine and reminiscent of springtime in London, and it would surely stand out on your dressing table or shelf.
As this cologne combines the brands’ most popular scents, a tinge of floral combined with a hint of wood, this would be the perfect touch to add on to your CNY wardrobe.
10. Ralph Lauren x Clot
This limited-edition capsule collection of Ralph Lauren and Eison Chen, founder and creative director of CLOT is a once in a lifetime collaborative capsule that everyone should try getting their hands on.
Signature pieces from this collection include a warm American-style Wool Toggle Varsity Jacket remastered with a unique dragon chest patch, and a timeless Polo Chino with CLOT and Polo Ralph Lauren Silk Royale trim. Not only that, but the collection also features the classic Polo Shirt, Oxford Shirt, Bayport Windbreaker and Chambray Work Shirts reworked with Chinese influence with the frog button detailing and CLOT Silk Royale imprint.
With the use of CLOT’s signature vision of bridging the gap between the East and West, this collaboration pays the perfect homage to traditions that both brands uphold – Polo Ralph Lauren’s American style & aesthetics, and CLOT’s Chinese-inspiration.
11. Kate Spade New York
Kate Spade New York is celebrating the Lunar New Year with a collaboration with Disney. If you are a huge Disney fan, you’ll fall in love with this collection!
This collab features the iconic Clarabelle & Friends characters. Perfect for bringing in the Year of the Ox!
Some of the items include items like sweaters and leather goods. It is the perfect playful touch to your festive looks! Plus, you’re wearing bits of your childhood together with you. Sentimental but fashionable!
LeSportsac is celebrating this Lunar New Year with an extra special capsule collection featuring the Happy Ox print and more.
This collection features many kinds of adorable bags with a wide range of sizes, all printed with images of Oxes. It looks simple but elegant at the same time. Perfect to pair with your casual [email protected]
13. Limited-Edition CNY Spirits
For those of you who love collecting limited-edition bottles to add on to your bar collection, you have to check these ones out.
- Suntory Whisky Royal Ox Ceramic 2021
You got to admit, this honestly such a stunning looking bottle!
Suntory, a very well-known Japanese whisky brand, has released its very special and very limited whisky called Suntory Whisky Royal Ox Ceramic 2021.
The bottle is made out of ceramic and the design is specially painted to resemble the year’s zodiac animal, the magnificent ox. However, the beauty of this bottle isn’t just skin deep, the liquor inside (bottled at 43% ABV) is a blend of the finest whiskies from the brand’s most famous distilleries.
- Johnnie Walker Blue Label Year of the Ox
It comes as no surprise that Johnnie Walker came up with yet another limited edition design bottle, the Johnnie Walker Blue Label Blended Scotch Whisky Limited Edition Year of the Ox.
This colourful limited edition design bottle pays homage to the pioneering spirit that has made the Lunar New Year a dynamic global event.
Although the brand is recognised as one of the world’s top-trending Scotch whiskies at the 2020 Drinks International awards, whether you are planning to drink it or not, this specific bottle simply just stands out differently from the rest!
- Royal Salute 21 YO Signature Blend 2021 CNY
Of course, Royal Salute is also bringing in the New Year with their special CNY edition, the Royal Salute 21 YO Signature Blend 2021.
This bottle has illustrations featuring traditional Chinese symbols including lucky decorative knotworks and dragons to wish you and your family health and prosperity throughout the upcoming year.
Drink it or just keep it in your bar display, this is a definite must-have.
The list could honestly go on and on, but we handpicked the ones that we personally think is a good catch! Share it with your family and friends!
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