I have been a massive fan of Cath Kidston for years now. I was so disappointed when I heard that their stores were closing their doors earlier this year. As someone who works in fashion retail, I see how the retail landscape is so fragile at the moment. It has been for a few years now, with more people favouring to shop online. I remember going to see Catherine Kidston at a talk a few years ago in the Marker Hotel in Dublin. I loved her story, how she built her brand from selling her car boot finds in a shop in West London, to designing her very own prints and products. I was disappointed to hear of the stores closing my sympathy goes to the staff who were made redundant.
One of the reasons I love the brand is because of the timeless vintage prints and patterns they use on their range of products. I have collected many pieces over the years, and they never date or go out of fashion. The team at Brand Max reached out to me and sent me a gift box of some of the new Cath Kidston items that they are now stocking in store. So, if you’re like me and you’re a fan of the vintage modern prints then you can get your hands on some CK goodies in store.
The Cath Kidston range will be available in Brand Max stores from Friday, July 24th, and will be sold at up to 60% off the RRP. Which means you get to enjoy the pretty patterns at a fraction of the price.
My personal favourite has to be the hedgehog travel mug. If you follow me on Instagram, you will know that I have a little visitor to the garden. I loved the print of this travel cup. I also treated myself to a coffee machine when I was off work during the lockdown, so this is perfect for my coffee on the go.
You can never have enough storage baskets. Especially as a crafter, there are scrap fabrics, balls of wool and odd bits lying around. I love being able to pop them into a basket. These storage baskets are wipeable and are easy to fold. They retail in brand max for €8.80 and the RRP is €22.
Let me know if you treat yourself to any of the Cath Kidston range at Brand Max. One of the ways I am trying to support retailers is by shopping in their bricks and mortar shops. Recently I visited Kilkenny and I found loads of treasure in the shops down there. I loved seeing the shops starting to come back alive during this really tough trading time. I was also sad to see lots of shops that sadly remained closed and might not be able to open back up.
If you want to see what trinkets I picked up in Kilkenny, then please check out this video below.
Thank you so much for reading,