Singles Day is the Chinese version of an anti-Valentines day. Really, what’s there not to love? Celebrating social freedom and shopping!
The shopping-focused day first started in 1993, by a group of Chinese college students, to celebrate the state of being single. The date November 11 (or 11/11) was chosen because of the ones– obviously. Elevens, according to numerology, is a “master number” which signifies intuition, insight, and enlightenment. As a matter of fact, there is a great app called Breathe 11:11 that alerts you twice a day to take a deep breath to allow free-flow of energy.
We’ve started to think of Singles Day as ‘Treat Yourself Day.’ After all, we’ve never turned down an occasion to shop and buy something nice. So in light of this day of spiritual consumership, we’ve picked out a few key gifts that we wouldn’t mind indulging.
Loewe mini Gate ($1200)
Prada City Camera bag ($1620)
Fendi Western Boots ($1190)
Prada Mary Janes ($750)
Dyson hair dryer ($399)
Christofle Egg ($1680)
Pat McGrath lipstick ($38)
Aviartor Nation sweathirt ($173)
Off White ‘Little Black Dress’ ($800)
Maison Margiela pleated skirt ($1265)