Found: All the Pieces to Shop for the Chinese New Year

by Carmel Dunne

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Not that we need much reason to celebrate our favourite furry friends, Chinese New Year has just given us a great one. Officially the year of the dog, the inaugural event commences February 16th, so we’re asking the most important question – what can we shop to celebrate?

As one of the most colourful and extravagant festivities in the world it’s definitely not the time to “play it safe” whether you are shopping for an outfit or just enjoying the sales. Welcome in the celebrations with lots of red, gold, touches of black and some must-have dog adorned accessories. Because we firmly believe that good fortune also comes in the form of a great wardrobe, scroll on to shop our themed finds for the Chinese New Year:

RIXO London Printed Silk Crepe De Chine Blouse - Red
RIXO London Printed Silk Crepe De Chine Blouse - Red 

RIXO London's Henrietta Rix and Orlagh McCloskey hand-paint each print to ensure it's entirely unique. Perfect for balmy nights in the city or on vacation, this silk crepe de chine blouse is patterned with cream palm trees and flamingos against a vivid orange base. We like it with washed denim.

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Asos Tall Long Sleeve Lace Midi Pencil Dress
Asos Tall Long Sleeve Lace Midi Pencil Dress 

Tall d ress by ASOS DESIGN, Plunge neck, Take a dive, Zip-back fastening, Kick split, Slim fit, A narrow cut that sits close to the body, Midi dress length between 120-127cm. Giving you the confidence to express your individuality, ASOS DESIGN interprets major trends, adding a unique ASOS spin from our London design team. All the denim, dresses, jackets and pieces you need - and in all our fit ranges ASOS Curve, Tall, Petite and Maternity - to invent a style that's all yours, then switch it up again tomorrow, making every day, night and everything in-between as extraordinary as you are. Your life is eclectic and unexpected and, now, so is your wardrobe.

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Gucci GG Supreme Bosco backpack
Gucci GG Supreme Bosco backpack 

The GG Supreme backpack features a suede patch embroidered with the image of Bosco the Boston terrier. Depictions of the Creative Director's pets appear throughout the Cruise 2018 collection connected to the Chinese calendar's year of the dog. Beige/ebony GG Supreme canvas a material with low environmental impact Red leather trims Pink suede patch with embroidered 25 and Boston terrier Bosco Green and red Web straps Interior zipper and smartphone cases Leather handle Padded and adjustable shoulder straps Zipper closure Small size: W22cm x H29cm x D14cm Cotton linen lining Made in Italy

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Zimmermann Corsair Iris floral-print silk-georgette jumpsuit
Zimmermann Corsair Iris floral-print silk-georgette jumpsuit 

For Pre-SS18 the Zimmermann sisters hark back to their Gold Coast roots utilising prints and fabrics inspired by the beach. This red Corsair Iris dress is crafted from crinkled silk-georgette decorated with a red yellow and light blue-grey floral print and cut to a modern silhouette with a sculpting square neckline and lattice-detail bodice - note the frilled trims and picot edges along the shoulders and empire line waist for added femininity. Try lifting the calf-skimming skirt with fur-trimmed

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ANISSA KERMICHE Mini gold-plated earrings
ANISSA KERMICHE Mini gold-plated earrings 

One of Anissa Kermiche's most coveted earring designs is scaled down to petite proportions for SS17. This yellow-gold plated brass pair is crafted with a sculptural drop inspired by the folded silhouette of a fortune cookie. Team them with tousled hair and bohemian layers by day switching to a slick updo and sharp tailoring after dark.

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Furla small Metropolis printed shoulder bag
Furla small Metropolis printed shoulder bag 

Furla creates iconic handbags that fuse contemporary style with Italian craftsmanship. The iconic Metropolis bag boasts a timeless design and is perfect to take your essentials from day to night. Expertly constructed from red leather, this small Metropolis printed shoulder bag from Furla features a foldover top with clasp closure, an internal slip pocket, a chain shoulder strap and gold-tone hardware.

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Ambush asymmetric cut out top
Ambush asymmetric cut out top 

Red cotton, polyurethane or nylon asymmetric cut out top from Ambush.

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C/Meo Collective Ruffle Wrap Dress
C/Meo Collective Ruffle Wrap Dress 

Dress by C/meo Collective, Take that dress code up a level, Ruffle trims, Hello, frill seekers, Plunge neck, Long sleeves, Fluted cuffs, Zip-back fastening, Regular fit - true to size. Unique silhouettes and bold prints come together in Australian label C/meo Collective's feminine collections. It's all in the details, so expect shirts, tunic dresses, skirts and ladylike layers to pile on the pretty with directional patterns, premium fabrics and cool cut-outs.

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Furla Metropolis tinsel crossbody bag
Furla Metropolis tinsel crossbody bag 

Furla creates iconic handbags that fuse contemporary style with Italian craftsmanship. The iconic Metropolis bag boasts a timeless design and is perfect to take your essentials from day to night. Expertly constructed from black leather this signature Metropolis bag features an elegant gold-tone chain shoulder strap, tinsel detail, a foldover top with a signature clasp closure, a main internal compartment, an internal slip pocket and an internal logo plaque.

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Alice + Olivia Neely Cape-effect Crepe Dress
Alice + Olivia Neely Cape-effect Crepe Dress 

Alice + Olivia's figure-hugging 'Neely' dress is cut from crepe, with a cape-effect overlay that elegantly drapes across your shoulders and back. The simple lines and deep red hue are elegant and versatile - wear it with your favorite clutch and heels.

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KENDALL + KYLIE Saks Sophie Summer Dog Bag Charm
KENDALL + KYLIE Saks Sophie Summer Dog Bag Charm 

EXCLUSIVELY AT SAKS.COM; Adorable dog charm accented with nickel studs; Lobster clasp; 7"W X 7"H X 4"D; Leather/polyester; Imported

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Kenneth Jay Lane 3 Tier Ball Drop Earring
Kenneth Jay Lane 3 Tier Ball Drop Earring 

Metallic fabric covers the tiered spheres on these cheerful Kenneth Jay Lane drop earrings. French hook. Made in the USA. Measurements Length: 3.25in / 8cm

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Nicholas Guipure Lace-Paneled Fluted Crepe Midi Dress
Nicholas Guipure Lace-Paneled Fluted Crepe Midi Dress 

Guipure lace Crepe Hook and zip fastening at back Fully lined Fluted hem Dry clean Macramé trims;100% Polyester

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Bella Freud Dog-intarsia cashmere-blend blanket
Bella Freud Dog-intarsia cashmere-blend blanket 

Bella Freud's signature whimsy is now expanded to lifestyle pieces that present large scale iterations of her signature patterns. This black cashmere and wool-blend blanket is detailed with white intarsia dog motifs - familiar from her much-coveted range of sweaters - and is finished with red blanket-stitched edges for an artisanal flourish.

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Ann Demeulemeester Ruffled Chiffon Blouse - Red
Ann Demeulemeester Ruffled Chiffon Blouse - Red 

Victoriana-inspired blouses are a mainstay in Ann Demeulemeester's collections and we love the burnt-orange shade of this chiffon version. It has a pleated high neck, wide balloon sleeves and ruffled hem with long straps - cinch your waist or leave them loose and trailing to mirror the runway styling. Temper the sheer finish with a nude camisole.

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CLAIRE BARROW Dog-print wide-leg silk-satin trousers
CLAIRE BARROW Dog-print wide-leg silk-satin trousers 

Claire Barrow stays devoted to marrying fashion and art with these marshmallow-pink silk trousers. They're exquisitely crafted in the UK with fluid legs that are hand-painted with a Dog print and feature a defining high-rise elasticated waist with gathered seams. Raw edges add an extra modern touch. Ground them with chunky slides for feminine edge.

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Asos Pall Mall Bridal Embellished Heels
Asos Pall Mall Bridal Embellished Heels 

Heels by ASOS Collection, Faux-leather upper, Ankle-strap fastening, Embellished design, Pointed toe, Block high heel, Wipe with a damp sponge, Heel height 12cm/5. Score a wardrobe win no matter the dress code with our ASOS Collection own-label collection. From polished prom to the after party, our London-based design team scour the globe to nail your new-season fashion goals with need-right-now dresses, outerwear, shoes and denim in the coolest shapes and fits.

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Prada bevelled cross-body bag
Prada bevelled cross-body bag 

Prada is famous for classical Italian leather goods and ready to wear with a creative edge. Miuccia produces designs inspired by society for the sartorially selective. Red leather bevelled cross-body bag featuring a foldover top, a main internal compartment, a chain link strap and silver-tone hardware.

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Alice McCall Look Good Feel Good gown
Alice McCall Look Good Feel Good gown 

Red Look Good Feel Good gown from alice McCALL.

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Fendi Kan I small leather cross-body bag
Fendi Kan I small leather cross-body bag 

Silver and gold-tone metal studs bring a polished sense of glamour to Fendi's black leather Kan I bag. It's crafted in Italy with a scallop-edge front flap that's embossed with the house's logo and finished with black lacquered trim. Use the gold-tone metal chain and leather shoulder strap to drape it over smart separates.

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Gucci Orso ring in silver
Gucci Orso ring in silver 

In honor of the Chinese calendar's year of the dog depictions of the Creative Director's Boston terriers appear throughout the Cruise 2018 collection. The image of Orso is featured on this silver ring. Sterling silver with engraved interlocking G pattern Enameled Boston terrier Orso detail 20mm Made in Italy Gucci guarantees internally and within its supply chain respect for standards of Social & Environmental Responsibility in line with its sustainability strategy

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Self-Portrait Floral-print pleated crepe de Chine dress
Self-Portrait Floral-print pleated crepe de Chine dress 

Although Self-Portrait is revered for its signature lace pieces this red black and white floral print crepe de Chine dress illustrates Han Chong's ability to work with lighter fabrics. The romantic silhouette is anchored by a deep V-neckline and short puffed sleeves which are trimmed with dainty ruffles before falling into a tiered pleated skirt. Ground it for the day with simple sandals.

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MCM Liz Reversible Large Tote
MCM Liz Reversible Large Tote 

Two totes are better than one: This reversible MCM shopper is a stylish essential for every day. A removable zip pouch stows smaller essentials like an iPad mini and can also be carried as a clutch. Double handles Clasp closure; lined Removable zip pouch with wristlet strap 13"W x 7"D x 17"H; 8.5" handle drop Mannequin model measurements: 5'10" height Coated canvas; trim: leather; lining: cotton Imported

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Tory Burch Leather Slingback Pumps
Tory Burch Leather Slingback Pumps 

Slingback pumps Leather Logo Stiletto heel Elasticized slingback strap Leather lining Leather sole;Soft Leather

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boohoo Floral Tie Side Wrap Blouse
boohoo Floral Tie Side Wrap Blouse 

Top by boohoo, Floral design, Break out the blooms, Flared sleeves, Cross-over front, That's a wrap, Tie fastening, Regular fit, A standard cut for a classic shape. Translating its international travels into fresh new styles with a fun and wearable edge, boohoo perfects your party prep. Ripped-up denim and bandage bodycon dresses team up with a staple range of everyday basics to refresh your wardrobe, whatever the occasion.

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Deepa Gurnani Kate Erte by Earrings
Deepa Gurnani Kate Erte by Earrings 

Beaded Deepa Gurnani earrings with dangling cutouts. Post closure. Imported, India. Measurements Length: 3in / 7.5cm

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Gucci Unskilled Worker T-shirt
Gucci Unskilled Worker T-shirt 

Helen Downie is a London-based self-taught artist, whose Instagram account, Unskilled Worker, caught the eye of Gucci's Creative Director Alessandro Michele. The colorful portraits, inspired by the Gucci runway, capture the spirit of the subject through a wide-eyed innocence which defines Unskilled Worker's artistic style. "Defo Fan Art" depicts a life-like doll dressed in a Gucci look from the Cruise 2017 fashion show, that took place at Westminster Abbey. ; The model is 180cm and is wearing a size small; Online exclusive; Ivory "Defo Fan Art" print light cotton jersey; Crewneck; Cuffed sleeves; 100% cotton; Made in Italy; Gucci Unskilled Worker embroidered tag; This item will be delivered in special edition packaging; Due to the oversized fit of this T-shirt, the sizing runs large. Please refer to the size guide before making a selection. ;

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Victoria Beckham Wrap-Effect Satin-Crepe Midi Dress
Victoria Beckham Wrap-Effect Satin-Crepe Midi Dress 

- Red satin-crepe- Concealed hook and zip fastening at back- 69% acetate 31% viscose- Dry clean- Designer color: Candy- Made in France;69% Acetate 31% Viscose

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Valentino Lovestud Suede Sandals
Valentino Lovestud Suede Sandals 

Luxe suede crisscross sandal with multi-studded straps; Self-covered heel, 4.13" (105mm); Suede upper; Open toe; Adjustable ankle strap; Leather lining and sole; Made in Italy

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Gucci GG Supreme card case with Bosco patch
Gucci GG Supreme card case with Bosco patch 

The GG Supreme card case features a suede patch embroidered with the image of Bosco the Boston terrier. Depictions of the Creative Director's pets appear throughout the Cruise 2018 collection connected to the Chinese calendar's year of the dog. Beige/ebony GG Supreme canvas a material with low environmental impact Pink suede patch with embroidered 25 and Boston terrier Bosco 5 card slots Interior open pocket Interior zipper pocket Snap button closure Open: W11cm x H7.5cm Closed: W11cm x H8.5cm x D3cm Made in Italy

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Billini Goya Red Sandals Womens Shoes Casual Heeled Sandals
Billini Goya Red Sandals Womens Shoes Casual Heeled Sandals 

Add a feminine touch to your outfit with this tie-up sandal by Billini. Featuring a bow detail and modern block heel, this understated design is the key to ladylike style.

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Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Nicole Dress
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Nicole Dress 

Soft gathering provides this one-shoulder Preen By Thornton Bregazzi dress with an asymmetrical drape. Subtle colorblock panels add an eclectic finish. Half sleeve. Hidden back zip. Lined. Fabric: Silk crepe. Shell: 100% silk. Lining: 100% polyester. Dry clean. Made in United Kingdom. Measurements Length 1: 43.75in / 111cm, from shoulder to shortest point Length 2: 54in / 137cm, from shoulder to longest point Measurements from size S

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MCM Stark Side Stud Mini Backpack
MCM Stark Side Stud Mini Backpack 

Top handle, adjustable backpack straps Zip closure; lined Two exterior slip pockets, exterior zip pocket, interior slip pocket Metal logo plaque on front Stud trim on exterior side pockets 8"W x 4"D x 10"H; 1.5" handle drop Mannequin model measurements: 5'10" height Coated canvas; trim: leather Imported

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Alice McCall I Feel It Coming dress
Alice McCall I Feel It Coming dress 

Red silk and cotton blend I Feel It Coming dress from alice McCALL.

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Aurelie Bidermann Tangerine gold-plated lacquered earrings
Aurelie Bidermann Tangerine gold-plated lacquered earrings 

Aurélie Bidermann's easy bohemian sensibility is often demonstrated through natural motifs and these Tangerine earrings are a fine example. They're crafted from 18kt yellow-gold plated metal shaped to resemble the gingko leaf and secure with a polished hook fastening. Pick out the red lacquered front with your choice of lipstick.

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Karen Millen Mini Leather Stud Regent Bag
Karen Millen Mini Leather Stud Regent Bag 

Our timeless mini Regent bag features a neat fold-over top and a classic gold chain handle with an engraved disc pendant. This season, we have updated the silhouette with intricate stud details. Wear it in the crook of your arm for a nonchalant, chic effect. Country of origin: China. Fabric content: Main: 100% leather | Lining: 100% cotton. Product code: GB042

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Missguided Floral Print Wrap Dress
Missguided Floral Print Wrap Dress 

Maxi dress by Missguided, Semi-sheer chiffon, Partially lined, V-neck, Ruffle trim, Wrap front, Tie fastening, Dipped hem, Slim fit - cut close to the body, Machine wash, 100% Polyester, Our model wears a UK 8/EU 36/US 4 and is 175cm/5'9 tall. With an eye on the catwalks and hottest gals around, Missguided's in-house team design for the dreamers, believers and night lovers. Taking the risks no one else dares to, its bodycon dresses, crop tops and ripped denim are your standout style hacks.

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Tommy Hilfiger Corporate sneakers
Tommy Hilfiger Corporate sneakers 

White leather Corporate sneakers from HILFIGER COLLECTION.

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Ksubi Shattered Mini Dress Dead Red
Ksubi Shattered Mini Dress Dead Red 

The Shattered Slip Dress by Ksubi is in a statement red colour way, made in a premium silk. This piece features sheer mesh stripe detail at the chest and knee, narrow shoulder straps, and raw edge detail at the neck. Midi dress Relaxed neckline Red colour way Low back Mesh strip Model is 5' 10\

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Raid Lin Gold Block Heeled Sandals
Raid Lin Gold Block Heeled Sandals 

Sandals by Raid, Metallic faux-leather upper, Ankle-strap fastening, Block high heel, Wipe with a damp sponge, 100% Polyurethane Upper, Heel height 10cm/4. Footwear brand Raid takes inspiration from the catwalk and runs with it. Head from desk to date with its sandals, ankle boots and pointed flats to suit every occasion.

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See by Chloe Tiered Ruffled Chiffon Dress - FR38
See by Chloe Tiered Ruffled Chiffon Dress - FR38 

Every bit as free-spirited and breezy as we've come to expect from the brand, See by Chloé's dress is cut from chiffon that's crinkled, airy and dyed an earthy red color. It's trimmed with fluttery ruffles along the yoke, cuffs and tiered skirt. We like it just as much for day as for evening.

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Marc Jacobs The Mini Grind Leather Crossbody
Marc Jacobs The Mini Grind Leather Crossbody 

Double handles, detachable adjustable crossbody strap Open top; partially lined Interior zip compartment, interior slip pocket Decorative lock and key hardware 9.25"W x 4"D x 8"H; 4" handle drop, 22.5" strap drop Mannequin model measurements: 5'10" height, wearing a size 4 or small Leather Imported

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Dolce & Gabbana Dog Earrings
Dolce & Gabbana Dog Earrings 

Dolce & Gabbana - Showcasing its wit and light-hearted sense of humour, these Dolce & Gabbana earrings boast a dog motif accented with a pretty flower charm. Crafted in Italy, they will lend a playful tone tocasual staples.

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Keepsake Exclusive Floral Lace Midi Dress
Keepsake Exclusive Floral Lace Midi Dress 

Midi dress by Keepsake, Unlined plunge front, For some see-through sass, Cut-out sleeve details, Ruffle trims, Hello, frill seekers, Zip-back fastening, Regular fit - true to size, Exclusive to ASOS. Australian designers Keepsake run with a trend-led aesthetic, keeping things freshly feminine but with a focus on wear-ability. Taking their influences from high end couture, Keepsake rework sheer chiffon and lace skater skirts and dresses with dipped hems, cut-out details and statement prints.

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Nicholas Octavia Lace Bell-Sleeve Mini Dress
Nicholas Octavia Lace Bell-Sleeve Mini Dress 

Corseted lace mini bell-sleeve dress with allover floral design; High neck; Long bell sleeves; Laced cuffs and hem; Button front; Concealed back zip; Slim-fit; Lined; About 34" from shoulder to hem; Nylon/polyester; Dry clean; Imported; Model shown is 5'10" (177cm) wearing US size 4.

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Valentino leather and velvet pumps
Valentino leather and velvet pumps 

Sleek and stylish, Valentino Garavani's pumps are a must-have for the new season.;upper:Calf leather, sole:leather

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Mia Back Pack
Mia Back Pack 

MIA BACK PACK Make a statement with our micro Mia Back Pack! Featuring multiple compartments to tuck away your swag, glossy studs, and a crisp leather look finish. Trust us, you'll be cooler than cool. Available in Black, Blush, Cornflower Blue, Khaki/Black and White.

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Cha Cha Slingback Heel
Cha Cha Slingback Heel 

CHA CHA SLINGBACK HEEL The Cha Cha sling back heel is the perfect heel that will take you from work to weekends. With a 9cm cylinder shaped heel you will find yourself wearing these all day every day. Pair your Cha Cha’s with your favorite denim jeans which will take you from day to night. Fits true to size.

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