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Monday, 2 July 2012

The Monday Piece - Cath Kidston

Hope you have had a good start to the week. This Monday's Piece is on British fashion and home furnishings designer Cath Kidston.

I have recently started going to the gym again as I am in need of some toning up, thus today I was on the hunt for a new gym bag - I wanted something practical, waterproof and of course pretty! Whilst strolling through town I found this grey polka dot Cath Kidston bag, it's quite big do I can fit all my kit in there as well as trainers and my day to day stuff I need for work - its the 1st picture down! The bag cost me £20 reduced from £28, not bad for something which will prove so useful. So this was my inspiration for this weeks Piece!

Kidston is famed for her shabby chic style and cute floral and polka dot prints, her range covers anything from gorgeous girly bed spreads to handbags and sewing prints. She has many fans including Kate Middleton and the Saturdays Mollie King. Kidston herself was described by the Guardian newspaper as 'Queen of Florals' as she is so well known for her vintage inspired floral prints.

She opened her first store in Notting Hill, London in 1993 where she sold embroidered tea towels and eclectic renovated furniture. The shop was a huge success. Her stores now venture across the UK, Ireland, Japan and Thailand. The designs are classic, quirky, and feminine, whilst the products are always good value and fantastic quality.
Her hard work and success has earned her an MBE and widespread popularity with many cult followers.

Do you own anything Cath Kidston?
Do you like the floral or polka dot prints?

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All images taken from google.
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39 comments

  1. cath kidston is aaaamazing <3
    i own a bag, purse, pillow, cushions and accessories of hers! :) x

    www.ohabbiee.blogspot.com

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  2. I love Cath Kidston, I have yet to try any of her products and really want some :) Especially a bag and phone case :)

    Charlee
    http://charmedcharlee.blogspot.com/
    xxxx

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  3. that dotted bag is just adorable!

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  4. sweet pastoral theme! boots in polka dots - so cute!

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  5. I'm a little bit fed up with floral prints, but some of them are really nice. Love polka dots <3
    Btw check out my newest post Heidi, hope you'll like it ;* Have a great week :)

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  6. wow I love all those stuff, so romantic!
    paolasophia.blogapot.it

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  7. Her bags are beautiful! I love the floral prints and polka dots. So cute! Hope going to the gym goes well! :)
    the-creationofbeauty.blogspot.com

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  8. I'm in LOVE with that floral comforter!!! It's my favorite kind of floral pattern and it looks amazing!! Where can I find that?! I have never heard of Cath Kidston, thanks for introducing us :)

    xo Rachel

    www.glamhampton.com

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  9. I love the floral prints <3

    http://anna-and-klaudia.blogspot.com/

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  10. I will forever have a soft spot for CK, currently have one of her duvets on my bed.

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  11. Love the floral prints!!! This bag is definitely a well worth buy!!! Too bad we don't have this brand in Canada, I really like the floral bag!!!

    ang-closet365.blogspot.ca

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  12. This is all so pretty, completely adorable , girly and romantic!!
    xoxo
    Jelena

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  13. oh my! I loove cath kidston! and i actually do prefer floral :D

    xx Joelle
    joelleiana.blogspot.com (it's not cestchiclamode anymore!)

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  14. I love Cath Kidston more than life itself, such beautiful designs :) xxx

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  15. Cath Kidston seems like a good brand and I think its a really great product for such a price. Woow!

    http://beelineclothings.blogspot.com
    http://thewritingsofaghanaiangirl.blogspot.com

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  16. i like floral!

    www.tainted-feathers.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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  17. Oh yes this brand is famous in Macao, but I don't own one! I guess I haven't found my perfect bag yet, I like yours :)
    -Che

    style-che.blogspot.com

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  18. I fell in love with the bed:) Cath Kidston sells also really nice iphone-cases!

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  19. Love her stuff!!! I prefer florals... and the iphone cases are sooo beautiful!
    xoxo

    novelstyle.blogspot.com

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  20. Never heard of this brand before, but you new gym bag looks nice!

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  21. Wow those things look way too cute, hihi! Have a great day my dear!

    xoxo lorena

    http://www.lolitainthemix.blogspot.com

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  22. I have new post, so if you're bored, check it out if you want!
    http://fashion-babel.blogspot.com

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  23. I love those bags, they're so cute!

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  24. shabby chic is my favorite print!!

    http://underthefluorescents.blogspot.com/

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  25. I really like cath kidston but I can't justify the prices for such simple/ common pieces! There are alot of similar pieces to these out now a days aswell xx

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  26. I love Cath Kidston, I have a duvet cover and an ipod case both of which I adore!

    I love your blog and am glad to have found it! Following you now, I think I'm your 400th follower - congratulations!! Please check out my blog if you can as I'd love to hear what you think!

    Looking forward to more of your posts!

    Love,

    www.biancaallegra.com xx

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  27. Those bags are great, love the floral ones.

    $100 Shopbop GIVEAWAY

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  28. Glad you like what I've found!I just adore thrifting!
    http://fashion-babel.blogspot.com

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  29. I love Cath Kidston designs. I did some Cath Kidston inspired nail art on my blog a while back.

    Out here where I'm living currently all Cath Kidston stuff is ridiculously priced. A shopper bag is more like 50-60 quid. So you did get a major bargain especially when you compare it to what the Korean people pay for them! Yours is lovely! :)

    Amelia @ UGLY DUCKLING xxx

    Come say hey at Ducklingtoswan.com! :)

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  30. I love you're blog, dear.
    I follow u.

    My name in GFC is: sexy_paige_cucu.
    Hope u follow back :) :)

    A lot of kisses.
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  31. Great bags sweetie!! (:

    xx from
    http://heelsandroses.blogspot.com.es/

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  32. I love all their prints, so cute and quaint! Can't go wrong with some Cath Kidston floral :) x

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  33. I love when you can get good items on sale. I am never lucky cause my size always sold out

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  34. i would love to dec my room out like that, gorgeous. I have a new outfit post up if you get a chance to take a look, would love to know what you think!

    Eimear x

    http://supposeishouldblog.blogspot.ie/

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  35. I definitely love Cath Kidston. I did not know her since I saw a wonderful bag on a girl when I was studying in Leeds, and I tried in all possible ways to read the famous label on the bag..but I couldn't see it properly so...I stopped the girl to ask her where she bought the bag :D
    Three days later I had my two first Cath Kidston bags :DD

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