According to the Chinese calendar, 2019 is the Year of the Pig. Contrary to its negative reputation in the West, the pig of Chinese astrology is generous and honourable.

Pigs are nice to a fault and have impeccable manners and taste. They are possessed of a truly luxurious nature, one that delights in finery and riches, loving boutique hotels, adoring gastronomical delights and enjoying excellent destinations.

Pigs are highly intelligent creatures but they can be misjudged as being lazy due to their love of revelling in the good stuff; just ask the most famous pig of them all, Miss Piggy, how easy it is to be misunderstood. Pigs can happily spend hours on end taking a long bubble bath, shopping up a storm or dallying over an incredible spread of rich foods, while more important issues go unaddressed.

Considering that China accounts for almost a third of luxury-goods sales, it’s no surprise that big brands are incorporating the Chinese lunar calendar into their designs. Whether you plan to celebrate or not, here are some of our favourite piggy pieces from luxury brands that are too cute to pass up at the market.

Happy piggy new year to all, oink!

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