Getting dressed up on the first day of CNY is still something to look forward to. From Chinoiserie to modern designs in all shades of crimson red, it’s time to get busy and hunt for your new outfit. Here’s a round-up of the best places in Kuala Lumpur to shop for Chinese traditional dresses and cheongsams to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit in style.
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Lazada – There’s a wide variety for the whole family from multiple sellers on this shopping platform. Just remember to take note of the delivery period if the items are being shipped from overseas, www.lazada.com.my
Shopee – A quick search in this online market place will turn up a number of Oriental-themed attire for all ages. Again, just take note of the seller's location as overseas shipping will take longer, www.shopee.com.my
Zalora – Discover brands like Megane, What To Wear, Bebebutterfly for cute modern cheongsams for ladies, while little ones are not left out with designs from Ayayu and YeoMama Batik on this online fashion platform, www.zalora.com.my
Aeon – This department store never disappoints when it comes to festive clothing. Find Chinese-themed shirts, dresses and blouses for the whole family here at affordable prices, www.myaeon.com.my
Doublewoot –Think modern sleek, figure-hugging reinterpretations of the classic cheongsam in Mandarin collars and crocheted lace. This Malaysian label offers plenty of stylish designs for women who want to look their best, double-woot.com
Duchess & Co - Their Eastern Opulence collection features sensual and luxurious designs, with an arrangement of soft yet rich palettes. Expect pretty dresses that are given a touch of Oriental flair here, duchessandco.com
Isetan – This Japanese department store carries a number of brands to meet your CNY expectations. We particularly like local label Ecesis for their broad selection of ready-to-wear cheongsams from casual to modern available in almost every shade of the rainbow, www.isetankl.com.my
Khoon Hooi - Local designer Khoon Hooi's capsule collection with Cultivation features a pretty range of "A Garden in Bloom" with lovely pieces to celebrate the new spring season of 2021, www.ionlinekl.com.my/collections/cultivation-x-khoon-hooi
Melinda Looi – For eclectic designer cheongsams given a modern twist, Melinda Looi is your girl. Her stunning Pengyou collection beckons if you're after cool, unique pieces, www.melindalooi.com
Missuya – Traditionalists favoring classic qipaos and cheongsams, this online store specializes in traditional Chinese clothing for all occasions, www.missuya.com
Parkson – If you can't shop in-store, head to their online platform to find red-themed dresses from brands like Cynthia Tang, Ecesis, Monica Quen, and more, parksononline.com.my
Tesco – Cheap and chic, you’ll find Chinese-themed tees, dresses, shirts, and children's clothing in brilliant hues of red. Shop conveniently from their online flagship store on Lazada, www.lazada.com.my
Whitesoot – Fresh, cute cheongsam-influenced dresses are available on their online store so that mothers and daughters can get together in matching outfits, whitesoot.com
Bops&Pops - Home-sewn bright, cheerful cheongsams for girls from ages 2 to 10 years can be found here. To buy them, head to their Shopee store, shopee.com.my/bopsandpops
Ginger Duck - Find chic vintage and modern pieces here as well as cute matching mother-daughter designs, www.facebook.com/Gingerduckfashion
Hemito - Check out the New Year collection for kids by Hemito, and you'll adore the cute, Cheongsam dresses for little ones, as well as adorable Chinese-collared rompers for bubs, hemitokids.com
Pokoks – The outfits here are bright and bold with a touch of Chinese chic from their Spring collection, perfect for everyone in the family. Shop online or visit their showroom in Setia Alam, pokoks.com
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