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Year Of The Rooster: What It Means & What To Buy

January 28th marks the start of the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Rooster, ruled by the element of fire. As we move from the Year of the Monkey (last year also ruled by fire), Chinese astrologers predict an intense year with lots of action.

This will be a year that moves at top speed, so strap in for an interesting ride.

Roosters are characterized as observant and hardworking. Those born in the Year of the Rooster (1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005 and 2029) tend to be active and talkative. They enjoy social events and being in the center of attention, and they typically enjoy sports.

To get the best results from a Rooster year, all of the Chinese animals can benefit by channeling the Rooster’s traits: loyalty, commitment, hard work, family values, and a polished appearance are just some of the characteristics that will pay off this year.

This year, impressions count, so try to always look your best and be clear on your intentions concerning love, money, and business. Stick to practical and well-proven paths to ensure success, rather than risky ventures.

Time to look your best? Sloane Street can take care of that, with the new spring/summer 2017 collections in store now. And, to celebrate the Chinese New Year, check out our pick of the best Year of the Rooster buys below – from Smythson’s stylish correspondence cards to some gorgeous arm candy from Fendi and Saint Laurent in red, the Chinese colour of good fortune and joy.

Annoushka 18ct Gold & Diamond Fire Rooster Amulet, £2,200 at Harvey Nichols
Annoushka 18ct Gold & Diamond Fire Rooster Amulet, £2,200 at Harvey Nichols
Harris Wharf London long waistcoat, £335 at Browns
Harris Wharf London long waistcoat, £335 at Browns
DKNY Rooster sweatshirt, £335 at Harvey Nichols
DKNY Rooster sweatshirt, £335 at Harvey Nichols
Fendi small 3Jours bag, £1,420
Fendi small 3Jours bag, £1,420
Chloe tasseled necklace, £370
Chloe tasseled necklace, £370
Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini trousers, £270 at Browns
Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini trousers, £270 at Browns
Smythson Chinese New Year correspondence cards, £26 for 10
Smythson Chinese New Year correspondence cards, £26 for 10
Tabitha Simmons shoes, £445 at Browns
Tabitha Simmons shoes, £445 at Browns
Saint Laurent small monogramme Kate bag, £1,245
Saint Laurent small monogramme Kate bag, £1,245
Gucci padlock bag, £1,540
Gucci padlock bag, £1,540