Chinese Valentine’s Day, also known as Qixi Festival, takes place every year on the seventh day of the seventh month of the Chinese lunar calendar. This year, the occasion lands on 7 August, leaving you just about enough time to get a little gift for that special someone in your life.
Though we know this traditional festival is celebrated mostly in mainland China, there’s really no reason to decide to opt out from it so quickly. After all, we all know that true love is not easy to find, which is all the more reason to take every opportunity to celebrate the bond that you have with your one and only.
To help you find that sweet little gift, we’ve rounded up a list of Chinese Valentine’s Day limited-edition collections by some of the top fashion brands that we adore, which you can find below.
It’s sweetness overload over at Miu Miu, where they’ve launched a capsule collection for the occasion featuring an extended range of bags, small accessories and jewellery. From heart-shaped purses to rose-tinted glasses and crystal and pearl encrusted trinkets — it takes a lot of confidence to rock these feminine archetypes, and that is precisely the kind of individuality, irreverence and wit the brand wishes to celebrate.
Miu Miu, Shop G31-32, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, +852 2523 7833
Designed to spread the love, Gucci’s special collection — which features Sylvie handbags, leather wallets (including a Sylvie chain wallet), Ace sneakers and a new scarf and shawl — perfectly reflects the contemporary romantic aesthetic of the house. All of the creations are crafted from white durable leather, and covered in a playful pattern made up of hearts, stars and GG motifs in blue, red and gold. Look inside, and you’ll see that all bags and wallets come with a white leather tag inside stating ‘Gucci Limited Edition‘ or ‘Gucci Made In Italy Limited Edition’ in gold embossed letters, for added exclusivity.
Gucci, Shop G23-30, B35-46, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, +852 2524 4492
Riding on the idea of literally wearing your heart on your gift, Bally has debuted a six-item capsule collection of bags and sneakers including a Chlea bucket bag, Syral pouch, Swirl camera bag (two variations — red with white trim and white with red trim), as well as the Wivian classic lifestyle sneaker for ladies and Asher sneakers for men. All pieces in the capsule collection feature a special heart motif inspired by the brand’s Fall/Winter 2019 Swiss Hearts design, and are stamped with a handwritten ‘XX, Bally’ reminiscent of a signature at the end of a love note.
Bally, Shop 250, 2/F, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong, +852 2522 6123
Bulgari has also presented a limited-edition collection for Chinese Valentine’s Day, which includes two accessories sets and a Divas’ Dream necklace in the sweet pink hue. The first set includes a ‘Serpenti in Love’ Serpenti Diamond Blast flag cover bag and a bracelet in pink calf leather. The bag is crafted from pink calf leather and features a three-chain motif, as well as a light gold-plated iconic brass snakehead clasp with heart-shaped gelati prints and black onyx eyes, for an iconic touch. The second limited-edition set, meanwhile, includes a Serpenti in Love Qixi Festival limited-edition top handle bag and a card holder. The bag boasts a light gold-plated iconic brass snakehead clasp embellished with shiny pink elements and enamel, along with a heart-shaped gelati print and black onyx eyes for a distinctive flair.
Bulgari, Shop G126, G/F, Harbour City, 7-25 Canton Road, Hong Kong, +852 2153 1538
Gift-giving is at the heart of romantic celebrations, and whether you’re celebrating a long-time commitment or a new romance, De Beers‘ Dewdrop jewellery will certainly exceed expectations with its dreamy aesthetic inspired by the fresh drops of dew adorning natural foliage at dawn. The Dewdrop one line band, in particular, is available in 18K rose or white gold with 16 bezel-set diamonds, while the fully pavéd version comes with 64 diamonds in total for maximum glamour.
De Beers, Shop G1-2, G/F, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, +852 2118 2321
To celebrate the Qixi Festival, Prada has prepared a wide range of products for women and men, all dedicated to the day of romance. The collection includes the iconic Prada Cahier and Prada Galleria bags, as well as the more recent Prada Odette and Prada Panier styles. These pieces can be found in white, petal pink, fire red or black shades; they’re embellished with red heart-shaped patches and flowers, and topped off with the brand’s logo in the same hue. There’s also an exclusive heart-shaped Prada Odette bag that’s crafted from saffiano leather in colours of rose petal, fire red or black. A selection of ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories are also included in the Qixi offerings, such as a lipstick holder trick and a leather envelope for swapping love letters. The collection is exclusively available at Prada’s Alexandra House, Canton Road and SOGO stores.
Prada, Shop G4, Alexandra House, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2522 2989