Chinese New Year is always a good excuse to go shopping. There are sales in almost every shop and no one will ever fault you for buying too many clothes for the festive season. In fact, you’ll be encouraged to shop till you drop.
However, this also means that retail areas, especially town area, will be packed. As if it’s not already crowded on regular weekends. Even if you’re in the shopping mood, the lines for the changing rooms and payment counter will be so long that you’ll just feel like calling it a day after just 2-3 shops. Also, not all of us have the time and energy to go shopping over the weekend as we’d rather stay at home to relax after a tiring week at work.
If you fall within this group of people, we’d assume that you’ve had little to no shopping done for Chinese New Year. News flash: Chinese New Year starts this Friday and if you haven’t done any weekend shopping, you’d probably not have any new clothes to wear this festive season. With school and work, most of us don’t have the time and luxury to go to the shops to look for clothes before we start visiting our relatives and friends on Friday. Furthermore, many online retail outlets had their cut-off dates set for last week for customers who wanted to get their orders by Chinese New Year. However, we have found some online retailers for you to do your last minute shopping if you don’t have time to physically go to the shops to get clothes, so carry on reading for your CNY shopping saviours!
The Editor’s Market
The go-to shopping spot for trendy and affordable clothes, you should definitely check out The Editor’s Market if you’re looking for something simple yet mature and put together. With a tiered pricing system, you’re definitely reducing the shopping guilt because the individual piece’s price decreases as you purchase more items. They have free express courier services for local deliveries which means you’ll get your orders the next working day from the day of processing! Although the website didn’t state a cut-off date for orders, we highly suggest getting your orders in by tomorrow, 13 February, if you want to ensure that your order reaches you by Thursday.
Left to right: Isaiah V-Neck Dress in Scarlet Floral $39, Anita Swing Top in Mint Green $29, Rusila Cross-Strap Midi Dress in Scarlet $39
For more information on delivery, go to theeditorsmarket.com.
If you haven’t scrolled through Pomelo’s catalogue, you are definitely missing out on great buys. New styles are added to the website every week and they have clothes to suit every personality – the simple and casual dresser or the chic fashionista. Similar to The Editor’s Market, a cut-off date was not stated on the website but delivery does take 2-3 working days. So if you’re hoping to receive your loot by Thursday, you should definitely put in your orders by 13 February. Shipping is free for orders above $40 but if you’re a first-timer at Pomelo, shipping is free for you!
Left to right: Mini Asymmetric Two-Toned Denim Skirt $44, Glossy Faux Leather Bucket Bag $44, Zip Ankle High Waist Skinny Pants in Red $34
For more information on delivery, go to pomelofashion.com.
Charles and Keith
Shoes are important during Chinese New Year – they have to be comfortable to spend the whole day in, easy to slip on and off and, of course, perfectly complement our outfit. Every Singaporean knows Charles and Keith. The local brand carries a huge variety of shoes so you’re sure to find something that will steal your heart. For your orders to reach in time for Chinese New Year, Charles and Keith is giving you until 11:59pm tonight, so you should definitely go and browse its website if you’re still looking for some shoes for the festive season.
Left to right: Ankle Strap Sandals in Blue $49.90, Basic Pointed Pumps in Taupe $49.90, Structured Tote Bag in Blush $85.90
For more information on delivery, go to charleskeith.com.
When it comes to online retailers in Singapore, we definitely cannot miss out Zalora. From clothes to shoes, bags, accessories and makeup, there’s everything you need there for a completed Chinese New Year look. Although the cut-off date for its standard shipping has already passed, you can still order and select express shipping for next day delivery, for $8.90. Alternatively, you could sign up for Zalora Now, which promises next-day delivery (!!) and receive unlimited express shipping with no minimum order spend, at $14.90 a year! So if you’re an avid online shopper, this is definitely something that you should consider.
Left to right: Panel Fit & Flare Dress $39.90, Lace Shift Dress $34.90, Fluted Sleeves Shift Dress $28.90
BONUS! AMAZON PRIME
We bet you didn’t know that Amazon sold clothes because we certainly didn’t. You know how it works, choose your time slot and you’ll be able to get items within 2 hours! Amazon carries brands like Calvin Klein, Michael Kors and Levi’s. Although there are more accessories than apparel in this marketplace, accessories play an important part of any outfit too! Also, Valentine’s Day is just a couple of days away so if you haven’t gotten anything for your special someone yet, order it on Amazon, use Amazon Prime and it will be delivered to your house a few hours later! Amazon Prime has a 30-day free trial so that means free Prime shipping and other goodies for a month! What better way to celebrate the festive season?
Left to right: Guess Women’s Stainless Steel Classic Silicone Watch in Rose Gold-Tone/White $152.10, Michael Kors Women’s Runway Rose Gold-Tone Watch $218.51, Fossil Women’s Jacqueline $161.61
Header Image: The Editor’s Market, Pomelo Fashion, Charles and Keith, Zalora