Consumer culture has convinced us that the most important celebration of love requires a partner and is celebrated once a year with cheesy cards and roses. In the early 1990’s however, students at Nanjing University decided that celebrating self-love was just as important. Since then, China has decided to recognize November 11th as Single’s Day to celebrate the joys of solitude. Since its initial observation, Single’s Day has become a consumer market world phenomenon, surpassing Cyber Monday and Black Friday as the largest offline and online shopping day in the world. During this years celebration, it was reported in a recent New York Times article that e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba hit a new record in sales, climbing up to $25.3 billion in revenue, surpassing $1 billion within 2 minutes of the holiday.
We here at Couture USA recognize the importance of showing a little self love… and why not do so with a fabulous pair of heels or a luxury handbag? Although the holiday has come and gone, we’re here to share with you some of our favorite Single’s Day designer finds that are sure to leave you in total self enamor.
Christian Louboutin Studded Pumps
Nothing screams “I can do bad all by myself” Like these Christian Louboutin Circus City 100 Pumps. Studded to perfection with a metallic gold fabric and leather material exterior, these pumps are sure to turn heads on a girls night out. Whether you decide to match them with a glitzy cocktail dress or a pair of distressed jeans for enhanced edge, these red bottom pumps are undoubtedly a reflection of the bold and beautiful you.
Stella McCartney Bucket Crossbody
What better way to celebrate the wonderfully unique you than with a funky crossbody? With woven edges, a silver-toned chain strap, and vibrant tonal fringe to complete the piece, this sassy Stella McCartney faux leather crossbody is a reflection of all the quirks that make you worthy of celebration. Take yourself out on a fun night out to a fancy rooftop lounge, match this piece with your best leather hot pants ensemble, and enjoy.
Louis Vuitton Louise Chain GM Bag
Treat yourself to a bag that measures up to your level of elegance and unprecedented class. This Louis Vuitton Chain GM bag in amarante patent leather oozes sophistication, with a glossy aesthetic complimented by classic LV hardware. Easily paired with whatever style mood you’re in, walk confidently and poised with this beautiful bag by your side.
Tiffany & Co. Round key Necklace
Be your own special someone in this Tiffany & Co. sterling silver Return to Tiffany round key necklace. A timeless piece, this Tiffany pendant classic is a simple yet stunning reminder of your own self-endearment. After all, only you can really hold the key to your heart.
Bvlgari B.Zero1 Watch
Be on your own time with this Bvlgari B.Zero1 watch. Beautifully crafted in stainless steel and 18K gold, this stunning timepiece features a dainty heart dial design, reminding you of how wonderful it is to be loved by you. Pair this watch any casual day-to-day ensemble and wear it proudly as a token of self love.
Hermes Mousseline Scarf
Why wait to be showered with roses when you can spoil yourself with an Hermes Rose de Vents silk chiffon scarf? This beautifully intricate accessory features a symmetrical geometric pattern with striking red and blue hues. On a day where your outfit may seem a little lackluster, channel your inner radiance with this scarf, adding the perfect pop of color.
In a world terrified of loneliness, it is time that we celebrate Single’s Day everyday and embrace the beauty of solidarity. So buy that handbag, take yourself out to a fancy dinner, or go dance like nobody’s watching in your most fierce pair of pumps. While there may be somebody out there for everyone, there is no greater love than the love you can give to yourself.