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28 exclusive items to celebrate the Year of the Rat

 
28 exclusive items to celebrate the Year of the Rat

You may be surprised to know that out of the 12 animal signs, the rat is the first zodiac to kick-start the Chinese lunar calendar. It is culturally believed to be the smartest and most versatile Zodiac animal that evokes an ode to freedom in life. In addition, according to Chinese mythology, the universe was once dark and shapeless until the rock star rat took an energetic and tasty bite separated heaven and earth.

In welcoming and celebrating the Year of the Rat, many brands have revealed their limited-edition capsule collections with a creative and adorable spin.Vans taps Chinese artist Zhao Zhao for a collection that represents the explorative and experimental nature of street rat encapsulating the adventurous “Off the Wall” spirit at the same time while Swatch boasts a monochromatic timepiece with a strap and dial that resemble the face and ears of a rat.

Moschino, on the other hand, sets their eyes on the popular cult cartoon Mickey Rat on its exclusive pieces whereas Givenchy presents it in a four-lobed design recalling the House’s 4G motif. Other brands such as Louis Vuitton, Fendi and Vacheron Constantin let innovative illustrations take centre stage; Panerai and Chopard come out with super-exclusive 88 units of watches that scream opulent and sophistication; and COS  takes on a more subtle approach by featuring the lucky colours of the year and Salvatore Ferragamo‘s mouse print silk tie along with Tommy Hilfiger‘s iconic aviator sunglasses are the real show stoppers.

Swipe the gallery to see all 28 of our favourite Year of the Rat items.

Fendi Bugeyes Sneakers
Fendi Crossbody Bag
Fendi Bugeyes Cardholder
Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon
Louis Vuitton Rat Earphones Holder
Louis Vuitton Millionaire Sunglasses
Moschino Mickey Rat Bomber
Moschino Mickey Rat Hat
Moschino Mickey Rat iPhone X/XS Cover
Givenchy Rat Sign Windbreaker
Givenchy Rat Sign Sweater in Jacquard
Givenchy Rat Sign T-shirt
COS Brushed-Cotton Chino Trousers
COS Speckled Cotton-Wool Jumper
COS Graphic Print T-shirt
Salvatore Ferragamo Mouse Silk Tie
Salvatore Ferragamo Mouse-Printed Silk Scarf
Dunhill Archive Goldfish Tote
Dunhill Archive Goldfish Sling Bag
Dunhill Archive Goldfish 4CC & Coin Purse Billfold
Vans x Zhao Zhao Year Of The Rat ComfyCush Slip Skool
Vans x Zhao Zhao Year Of The Rat Era Lacey
Vans x Zhao Zhao Year Of The Rat Sk8 Hi
Tommy Hilfiger TH 1678/F/S Sunglasses
Swatch Cheese! Squeek Squeek!
Panerai Luminor Sealand Year of Rat
Vacheron Constantin Metiers d'art The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac - Year of the Rat
Chopard L.U.C XP Urushi Year of the Rat