We feel like Christmas is barely over and the 2023 hasn’t quite sunken in yet, but here we are, already shopping for Chinese New Year (CNY)! Time to celebrate (again)! It also marks the time to be prepared with your cheongsam or qipao.
And while usually, these traditional outfits cost quite a bit, this time around, we went hunting for some waller-friendly pieces. We don’t know about you, but we’re still recovering from the year-end gift shopping.
Whether you’re up for something modern or traditional, check out our list of Malaysian online boutiques to see what they offer for less than RM200.
You will absolutely LOVE how you can make the whole family go matchy-matchy with the Chinatown Collection from Pokoks. Whether you’re shopping for the mister, the kids, and/or yourself, each garment still comes in under RM200. Which is far more affordable than buying your own fabric and heading to the tailor so everyone can be sedondon (same-same but different).
We’re also certain you’ll appreciate the wide array of prints and solids to choose from. Since not everyone likes to go wild with colour.
Price range: RM69 – RM159
Browse and shop Pokok’s CNY 2023 collection here.
The F Trends
The F Trend has a variety of CNY outfit selections, so much so that you’ll be spoilt for choice! There are various designs, from retro prints to mandarin collars, so you will fall in love with one whether you prefer simple, modern design, or something more ornate. The best part? Everything in this online store is affordable, so you can have peace of mind shopping without breaking the bank!
Price range: RM79 to RM169
Browse and shop The F Trends’s CNY 2023 collection here.
If you’re specifically looking for cheongsam, head to Luxmerrier’s online boutique. The store carries ready stock for select sizes and has pre-orders for all the cheongsam pieces. There is a range of options, from sleeveless to long-sleeved cheongsam, categorised based on colour. Be sure to place your order soon if you select pre-order so it arrives just in time!
Price range: RM99 to RM189
Browse and shop Luxmerrier’s CNY 2023 collection here.
The Black Bow
If you want to exude femine luxe this CNY, then The Black Bow’s lunar options will tickle your fancy. From flutter sleeve and lacy cheongsam to embroidered qipao cropped tops, you will definitely find something you’ll feel stunning in. Most selections are only available for pre-order, so buy yours now, as it takes 12 to 16 days to arrive.
Price range: RM179 to RM189
Browse and shop The Black Bow’s CNY 2023 collection here.
If you want to up your #OOTD game this CNY, then browse through OOTD Malaysia’s CNY collection. From loose-fitted dresses that you can enjoy all the festive treats you want in to figure-hugging cheongsams, there’s bound to be one you’ll want to put right in your closet. There are also a variety of sizes, from S to 3XL, so if you’re plus-sized, there are options for you as well!
Price range: RM75 to RM169
Browse and shop OOTD’s CNY 2023 collection here.
If you’re no stranger to online shopping, you’ve likely shopped from Doublewoot before. The popular online boutique carries quality clothing at affordable prices. This CNY, there are cheongsams featuring beautiful floral prints in a gorgeous classic silhouette, trendy CNY-inspired rompers, and other orientally-inspired designs for you to choose from. These outfits are perfect for a CNY reunion dinner and visiting friends and family.
Price range: RM138 to RM199
Browse and shop Doublewoot’s CNY 2023 collection here.
Katrina Fashion offers a variety of cheongsams, from retro printed to delicate lace ones, perfect for reunion dinners and functions as they’re more dressy and elegant. Currently, the store is taking pre-orders for CNY, and orders will be cut off by this evening. Anything ordered after that date will only arrive after CNY. So while you can still order them for the dinners you’ll still be having, it’s best to hurry and place your orders as soon as possible!
Price range: RM82 to RM149
Browse and shop Katrina Fashion’s CNY 2023 collection here.
For 2023, Dreamscaped launched its CNY qipao collection in almost every colour you can imagine! So whether you prefer something minimalistic with a soft hue like pastels and earth tones, or a colourful statement piece in a vivacious red or tangerine motifs, you’ll definitely find something you like here.
We also appreciate how the styles come in various lengths. There’s something for those who love something a little racy and to show off their stems, or even something for those who are more demure and prefer midi-length apparel.
Price range: RM102 to RM192
Browse and shop Dreamscaped’s CNY 2023 collection here.
Cheong Sam by Jane
If you still can’t find a cheongsam to your liking, then visit Cheong Sam by Jane. As Malaysia’s biggest online cheongsam store, there are more than 50 pieces for you to choose from! In order to be inclusive, they have offerings in various cuts — from modern to traditional. And even size options up to 5XL! You can head here knowing that you’ll find something that’ll put you just right.
Price range: RM79 to RM189
Browse and shop Cheong Sam by Jane’s CNY 2023 collection here.