The Year of the Rat officially begins on January 25, which means it’s time to get decked out in red and gold.
Lunar New Year, which celebrates the start of a new year across many countries in Asia including China, Taiwan, Vietnam and Korea, begins on the first new moon of the lunar calendar and ends on the first full moon. During this time, various festivals and traditions like temple rituals, lion dances and exchanging red envelopes take place to usher in good luck and fortune.
Used to name the years, the twelve Chinese zodiac animals each have different characteristics that people born in these years are said to take on, similar to astrology signs. Those born in the year of the rat are said to be ambitious, inquisitive and charming.
Read on to discover our top 30 fashion and beauty picks to ring in the Lunar New Year.
Vetements Good Fortune Cotton Tee ($451, shop.nordstrom.com)
Ted Baker Areana Mini Cardholder ($85, tedbaker.com)
Roger Vivier Cherry Blossom Viv’ Run Sneaker ($1,485, rogervivier.com)
Nike Air Max 1 Sneaker ($165, shop.nordstrom.com)
Monica Vinader Chinese Zodiac Ronnie the Rat Pendant Charm ($185, shop.nordstrom.com)
Ikea Solglimtar LED String Light ($12.99), available at select Ikea Canada stores including: Richmond, Coquitlam, North York, Etobicoke, Vaughan, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Montreal. Not available online.
Moschino Mickey Rat Wool Cardigan ($1,043, moschino.com)
H&M Printed Sweatshirt ($19.99, hm.com)
Disney x Gucci Small Backpack ($1,790)
Burberry Monogram Motif Silk Square Scarf ($540, burberry.com)
David Yurman Chatelaine Ring with Garnet and Diamonds in 18-Karat Gold ($995, davidyurman.com)
Marni Rat Zodiac Sign Pendant Earrings ($378, marni.com)
Call It Spring Galocia Pumps ($59.99, callitspring.com)
Beautyblender Lunar New Year Blend & Store Duo ($26, sephora.ca)
Too Faced Lunar New Year Diamond Light Highlighter ($45, sephora.ca)
Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment Lunar New Year Edition ($207, sephora.ca)
Sulwhasoo Lunar New Year First Care Activating Serum ($192, shop.nordstrom.com)
Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate ($165, sephora.ca)
Fresh Lunar New Year Black Tea Age-Delay Firming Serum ($220, shop.nordstrom.com)
Givenchy Lunar New Year Collection (holtrenfrew.com)
Laura Mercier Set For Luck Translucent Setting Powder with Puff ($51, sephora.ca)
Neostrata Comprehensive Brightening System ($62, shoppersdrugmart.ca)
Charlotte Tilbury Lunar New Year Collection (charlottetilbury.com)
Sephora Favorites Lunar New Year Kit ($85, sephora.ca)
Guerlain Lunar New Year Collection (holtrenfrew.com)
Mac Lunar Illusions Collection (maccosmetics.ca)
Fenty Stunna New Year Highlighter + Lip Set: Lunar New Year Edition ($66, sephora.ca)
Dyson Supersonic ($499, dysoncanada.ca)
Atelier Cologne Limited Edition Santal Carmin ($320, sephora.ca)
Jumbo Size Calendula Herbal Extract Toner (500ml for $96, kiehls.ca)
Nars Lunar New Year Collection (sephora.ca)
Biotherm Life Plankton Essence, Lunar New Year Edition (from $56, biotherm.ca)
Lancôme Advanced Génifique Serum, Lunar New Year Edition ($205, lancome.ca)
Foreo Lunar New Year LUNA mini 2 ($159, available starting January 21 at saksfifthavenue.com)
Kérastase Elixir Ultime Hair Oil ($60, kerastase.ca)
Eau Thermale Avène 2020 Chinese New Year Kit ($59, at drugstores and mass-market retailers)
Elizabeth Arden Limited Edition Advanced Ceramide Capsules ($98, thebay.com)
Aldo Mickey Pins ($15, aldo.com)
Fendi Chinese New Year Limited Capsule Collection Wallet ($1,150, fendi.com)
Laline Rose Hand Cream ($20, laline.ca)
Poppies & Peonies Belle of The Ball Crossbody Bag ($69, )
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