Get ready to celebrate Lunar New Year and welcome the Year of the Rat with some style savvy help from Upper Canada. Our stores are filled with glam fashions, elegant accessories and even commemorative items to mark the occasion. Whether you plan to paint the town red with friends, enjoy a special feast with family or stay home for a casual night, here are some inspired ideas for a night to remember.
Take a look through this preview of some of the many Lunar New Year must-haves featured on Search.Find.ShopNOW. Then click through to enjoy the convenience of shopping online or plan your trip to Upper Canada.
Category 1: Party Dresses
H&M: Take inspiration from the official colour of Chinese New Year and put on a red party dress. This frock star is sweet and sassy with a ruffled mandarin collar, puffed sleeves and full skirt.
Laura: Not one for wearing dresses? You can look just as dressed up – and even stand out in a crowd – wearing a sophisticated red jumpsuit. Details to seek out: a notice-me neckline, wide legs and inverted pleats.
Melanie Lyne: A full-length dress is the perfect choice for more formal Lunar New Year plans. Au currant details to look for: open shoulders or single shoulder designs revealing just enough skin to be noticed – and in scarlet red, of course!
Category 2: Great Impressions
Laura: Take a break from the little black dress to shine in a ruby red dazzler. This faux-wrap dress is comfy in jersey and figure flattering with strategically placed gathers cinched at the waist with a sparkly rhinestone clip.
H&M: Such an auspicious occasion calls for indulging with a manicure. Take a break from your usual neutral tone of nail polish to paint the town and your nails.
Category 3: Golden Opportunities
RW&Co.: Take advantage of this special opportunity to get all dressed up. Effortless and elegant, dress to the nines and look a perfect ten in this sparkly gold sequin cocktail dress.
ALDO: A nude shoe is an easy way to create the illusion of appearing taller. So rise to the occasion with this gorgeous Wicalindra block heel in go-with-everything rose-gold glitter.
Category 4: What Women Want
Ardene: Take inspiration from the tradition of gifting with a red envelope (hong bao) to treat yourself to a classic envelope clutch – in Chinese red, of course. Perfect for adding an eye-catching pop of colour to any outfit.
Category 5: Mane Attraction
H&M: Be noticed from all angles of the room, drawing attention to your hairband in metal with pearlescent beads.
Category 6: Finishing Touches
Swarovski: It’s not a proper celebration without taking Tik Tok and Insta-worthy photos. While doing so, all eyes will be on your cell phone cover – so bling it up with this cheeky New Love smartphone case. The mirror finish is handy for lipstick touch-ups, too!
Category 7: Made For Men
RW&Co.: To welcome the new year, a new suit is definitely in order. As black is a colour to be avoided when celebrating Lunar New Year, opt for a navy, charcoal or even a light grey instead.
ALDO: Guys, put away your black leather boots and step out in blue suede shoes, dressed up with slim-leg charcoal trousers or kept casual with dark denim. The bonus? They’re easy to slip on and off when visiting someone’s home.
Category 8: Men of Leisure
H&M: Keeping things casual or looking for a guy gift? Celebrate the Year of the Rat with a nod to the most famous rodent of all, Mickey Mouse, on this special-edition Disney sweatshirt.
RW&Co.: Ruffle a few fashionable feathers donning this slim fit blazer, a modern interpretation to the dinner jacket. The gold embroidered feathers are striking against the dark red.
Soft Moc: Whether hosting dinner at home or after a long night out, let him slip into a comfy pair of suede and leather UGG Ascot China Tea fashion moccasins, made with a warm sheepskin lining.
Category 9: Princess Perfect
H&M: Your little princess will be “red-y” for family celebrations dolled up in this picture-perfect brocade dress – made for twirling in with two layers of tulle. Her lao lao will be so proud.
Swarovski: A charming keepsake for Lunar New Year, this Limited Edition 2020 Anniversary Mouse celebrates 125 years of Swarovski sparkle with the brands own iconic rodent, called the “UrMouse”.
Category 10: Lunar Essentials
Roots: Roots own iconic rodent, the beaver, has been replaced by a graphic rat, featured on a limitededition Lunar New Year collection, including a coin pouch that could be set out at each person’s place setting.
Upper Canada Gift Card: Spread the cheer of Lunar New Year with Upper Canada Gift Cards. Lucky Offer: Receive a 5% Bonus Gift Card when you purchase $200 or more in Upper Canada Gift Cards. Offer ends February 2, 2020. Available at Guest Experience.