Show off your innate sense of class and style when you share the wealth as the Year of the Rat kicks off with these lush and lovely red packets, from top luxury fashion houses and Hong Kong's most swoon-worthy malls
A new year heralds new adventures, new changes and of course, in Chinese culture, red packets. Banknote-stuffed red packets " or lai see in Cantonese " come packed with luck and prosperity, sharing blessings with acquaintances, family, friends and loved ones. Even though red is the uniform colour of lai see, forward-thinking brands are increasingly challenging conventions with a vibrant creativity, bursting out electric hues and patterns for a stylish and modern touch.
Channelling another layer of luck " as eight is the luckiest number in Chinese culture " we chose our eight favourite lai sees from an array of options available in Hong Kong this Lunar New Year.
Gucci pays tribute to Disney's signature character, Mickey Mouse, in celebration of the Year of the Mouse " rat and mouse share the same name in Chinese. The quirky fashion house also embraces its new vintage-spirited and light-hearted collection with a minty-green envelope.
Etro hits us all with intense nostalgia, bringing us down memory lane with the most iconic and comical cartoon in almost everyone's childhood, Tom and Jerry.
Giuseppe Zanotti is another luxury house paying homage to the Year of the Mouse, with its golden silhouetted mouse clashing with a deep red background, to wish us a successful and prosperous year.
Cartier exhibits its signature panther, the exotic and majestic symbol of the luxury house, onto red and gold packets to wish you a luxurious 2020.
From the iridescent outer packaging to the envelope's vivid shades of floral patterns, Shanghai Tang lures us into the world of rainbow and spring vibrancy.
Harbour City's multi-coloured envelopes are uniquely shaped, reminding us of Japanese styled-origami " but instead offering us a box of good luck.
Pacific Place introduces the beauty of our Chinese culture through juxtaposing colours of salmon and lime-green and beauteous elements of lanterns and flowers.
Audemars Piguet makes a play with abstract art, combining blocks of red and yellow colours to conjure a striking artistic impression.
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