1. Bag, $500, from Rabeanco
A structured top-handle bag gives you plenty of mileage, even after the CNY celebrations have wrapped up. Carry this to work as a punch of colour to your usual grey suits.
2. Bag, $1,630, from Chloe
We love a good dose of hardware on our bags, because it instantly makes it feel more expensive and edgier. The addition of gold chain to the front of this shoulder bag gives it a cool look without overpowering it.
3. Bag, $1,650, from Burberry
During your Chinese New Year parties, carry a slim shoulder bag to keep your essentials close by. Bonus: it also works when you’re headed out for drinks with your closest girls.
4. Bag, $452, from Furla
Fancy a bag that’s less ostentatious with the red? Choose one in a darker burgundy colour instead. The push-lock closure on the front also acts as a statement point to the bag, so you should mirror it by pairing this bag with gold jewellery.
5. Bag, $3,067, from Loewe
Featuring plenty of room to store everything you own, you can be rest assured that this bag will serve you well both during your visitations and even in the boardroom.
6. Bag, $79.90, from Charles & Keith
If you’re looking for a bag just to store your red packets — this might just be it. It’s not too big, and still offers up enough storage compartments to keep everything neatly sorted.
7. Bag, $69.90, from Charles & Keith
A big fan of bags with structure? Go an extra mile with a hardy box bag. You’ll eliminate the risk of over-stuffing your purse, and you can also carry this with you on the weekend.
8. Bag, $3,500, from Fendi
The best way to show off this chilli red bag? Pair it with monochrome accessories. Plus, the the quilted Fendi logo gives you a subtle way to show off your new purse to those pesky aunties.
9. Bag, $1,310, from Stella McCartney
This cute mini bag is a surefire way to start your CNY celebrations with a bang, thanks to the statement star motif on the front. And the best news? It’ll look fab when paired with jeans or with a cocktail dress.
10. Bag, $1,700, from Mulberry
The chili padi-red shade of this Mulberry bag makes it a definite statement-maker. What this means is that you can pull back on over-accessorizing or over-styling your look and use simpler separates to let this bag stand out.
11. Bag, $1,500, from Balenciaga
Logomania doesn’t get better than with this crossbody bag from Balenciaga. By carrying this, there’s no mistaking that you’re flexing some serious street cred, and you know what’s trendy right now.
12. Bag, $662, from Proenza Schouler at THE OUTNET
Everyone loves a good drawstring bucket bag, so maybe it’s time to get acquainted with its hardier cousin: the structured bucket bag. Perfectly capable of carrying all your mandarin oranges for CNY, and your documents for work after.
13. Bag, $200, from Diane von Furstenberg at THE OUTNET
The bright tomato red gets grounded with the help of the leather strap, so you don’t have to worry about looking too “cheena”.
14. Bag, $2,490, from Givenchy
The burnished silver hardware gives this Givenchy bag a harder edge, and will play perfectly with an edgier look. Pair with ripped jeans and cool boots for that ultimate cool-girl look.
15. Bag, $83.90, from Pedro
Big bags got you bogged down? Then this clutch might suit you. With its gradient-coloured fabric strap to help punctuate the strong red colour, you can pair this with a simple shirtdress or a fancy skirt and your favourite dancing shoes.