When it comes to Chinese New Year paraphernalia, we're mighty glad that we'll be going from cute and cuddly rabbits to fierce and powerful dragons in 2012, which, unless you're eight, just matches our wardrobes so much better.
This year, steer clear of all the tacky Chinese New Year garb and check out our favourite Year of the Dragon products instead:
1. John Hardy Naga Collection Dragon Bracelet
The mythical dragon from old Balinese legend is brought to life in John Hardy's Naga Collection, featuring expressive dragon heads and life-like scales that are all crafted by hand. Their ultra blinging dragon bracelet in 18-carat gold (HK$75,100) is just the thing for Chinese New Year, featuring a fierce looking dragon with its jaws around a ring in diamond pave.
John Hardy, Shops B33-34, Basement, The Landmark, Hong Kong, www.johnhardy.com
2. Tory Burch Chinese New Year iPhone Case
Embrace the colours of Chinese New Year with the red and gold limited edition collection by Tory Burch, featuring a continental wallet (HK$2,900), dragon keychain (HK$480) and iPhone case (HK$680) to brighten up your day.
Tory Burch, Shop 2065, Podium Level 2, ifc mall, 1 Harbour View Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2234 7282
3. Patinova Dragon Cuff Links
Turning historical objects into contemporary jewellery, Hong Kong based company Patinova is marking the Year of the Dragon with a set of sterling silver cufflinks (HK$1,550) from a miniature zodiac display dragon from the early Republican Period (1912 - 1949).
Patinova cufflinks can be purchased on www.patinova.com.
4. Sergio Rossi Chinese New Year Butterfly Clutch
Sergio Rossi is going for gold this Year of the Dragon with a dazzling capsule collection just for Chinese New Year, featuring a pair of golden stilettos (HK$9,860) feature a crystal butterfly peep toe and a matching clutch (HK$18,560) with a butterfly motif on the side.
Sergio Rossi, Shop 255, Level 2, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, +852 2918 0872
5. jac5 Red Lucky Trunks
Ward off bad luck in the Year of the Dragon with a pair of red undies from jac5, the new luxury men's underwear store in Sheung Wan. Made of stretchy cotton, the Lucky Trunk not only has a maximiser pouch to enhance a man's package, it also has a condom pocket sewn into the interior waistband -- just in case he really gets lucky.
jac5, 81 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, +852 2545 6100, www.jac5.com