Settled your Chinese New Year outfit, but not your bag? Here are some crossbody bags that ensure you look chic while collecting those red packets from house to house. The best part — you can go hands free!
Whether you’re a hypebeast or looking to increase your huat this new year, take your pick below.
1. For the mahjong addict
There’s no better way to parade your love for mahjong than to actually make it as part of your outfit. These quirky mahjong tiles-designed bags from Ezbuy make the perfect bag to store all the cash collected from your red packets and winnings. The gold straps also make for extra huat.
2. For the hypebeast
Your hypebeast fit for CNY may consist of the latest Nike kicks, an Off-White sweater with words your older relatives probably won’t understand and a black mask to cover your bakkwa breath. Elevate your look with the ultra stylish and unabashedly red Nike Tech Heat Pack — it’s small enough to show that you’re too cool to care about CNY, but roomy enough for those cash gains. Or if wearing bright colours doesn’t agree with your hypebeast aesthetic, consider the Nike Tech Unisex in muted pink and gold.
3. For the high fashun queen
So CNY’s a way for you to flex your net worth and expensive taste to your relatives. Stay ahead of the fashion game with Louis Vuitton’s latest Monogram Legacy Milk Box from the house’s SS20 collection. Unlike other LV Monogram bags, the natural leather trim has been pre aged, resulting in a darker and broken in look which also complements the brass chain detailing. The bag also stays true to its name — it opens up like a milk box and is spacious enough to store the extra red packets you’ll be getting. The price? A whopping $3,600.
4. For the prudent one
The prudent one would think it’s a waste of money to buy new clothes and bags for an event that happens only once a year. But in the spirit of celebration, consider this classy red crossbody bag from Rubi for just $9.99. With its minimalist design, you can carry it throughout the year regardless of season.
5. For the auspicious one
Embody your desire to prosper for the Year of the Rat through this bling money crossbody bag from Bagnifique. Lucky for you, it comes in more than one colour (black, gold, silver and pink), so you don’t have to worry about it clashing with your outfit. Storing cash in a money bag? Definitely huat.
6. For the unconventional one
Impress your family and friends with this Rainbow Seashell Crochet Purse from Pomelo. Not only is it super sophisticated and pretty, it also makes opening your bag a lot more exciting, knowing there’s tons of cash inside this prized seashell you tote around innocently.
7. For the hustler
This isn’t a large Kanken backpack — but you can carry a smaller version of it and still fit in plenty of red packets. Kanken’s crossbody sling bag is for the hustler who goes from house to house and require a huge inventory space for all them ang paos. Because it’s so cute, you might actually be turning heads at those house visits.
8. For the life of the party
Does the party only start once you walk in? Elevate your entrance with this loud sequin bum bag from Asos. Finally! Something that can match your energy. To wear it like a crossbody bag, simply adjust the straps longer.