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Cuteness overload at Cath Kidston flagship store in Manila
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Some people still get shocked when I express my love for cute girly things.
The truth is, part of me will never grow up.
It’s ironic that God gave me all boys—my husband, three sons, and now a puppy named Anwar. I have no one to share the cute, girly things with.
That doesn’t stop me from liking them though.

Cath Kidston is a brand I discovered in Tokyo many years ago. I was attracted to the colorful, girly patterns and the oilcloth bags and accessories.

Cath Kidston in Tokyo
Cath Kidston in Tokyo

I would see Cath Kidston at Sogo department store in Hong Kong. In Manila there are numerous fakes, but I respect intellectual property. Somehow I never got to buy anything.
Last week I was surprised to find out Cath Kidston was opening a flagship store at The Fort’s Active Fun building.
Brought in by the Bench group, I was lucky to be invited to VIP night. I arrived late after the guests had gone and had the store all to myself. I felt like a six-year-old in a candy store, except now, I can afford it!

Cath Kidston at The Fort
Cath Kidston at The Fort

Here’s what’s in store: All kinds of bags in Cath Kidston prints

Cath Kidston at The Fort
Cath Kidston at The Fort
Cath Kidston at The Fort

Throw pillows and gift items in iconic Bristish prints

Cath Kidston at The Fort

Children’s clothes and accessories

Cath Kidston at The Fort
Cath Kidston at The Fort

Baby bags, bottle holders, feeding sets, and kitchen accessories

Cath Kidston at The Fort
Cath Kidston at The Fort
Cath Kidston at The Fort

Two of my favourite patterns are the London bus and Stop Thief! print

Cath Kidston at The Fort
Cath Kidston at The Fort
Cath Kidston at The Fort

I’m a sucker for school supplies and bundled packaging

Cath Kidston at The Fort

I love the dainty sewing accessories and horizontal oilcloth bag

Cath Kidston at The Fort

Pretty aprons

Cath Kidston at The Fort

Women’s clothes, sneakers and bags

Cath Kidston at The Fort
Cath Kidston at The Fort

Tempting, but I already own too many wallets

Cath Kidston at The Fort

Here’s what I ended up buying: an ultra-light suit case, a rolling laptop bag, the horizontal oilcloth bag, Stop Thief! pouches, sewing accessories, and sharpener. The bulky stuff I could never buy abroad are now here!

My loot

About:
Inspired by her English childhood and love of antique fabrics, Cath Kidston opened her first store 20 years ago in London with a start up budget of GBP 15,000.
Using vintage fabrics she created cushion covers, bags and flowery ironing board covers, and sold these along with second-hand furniture and customised household objects.
A mistake in ordering too much fabric got her making duvet and pillow sets, aprons, wash bags, swimsuits and more. This “happy problem” resulted in the first Cath Kidston collection.

By 1999, her store began to branch out. She started licensing, collaborating and expanding her merchandise line until she sold her business for further expansion.
In 2006 the brand opened its first store in Tokyo, and in 2010 they expanded to more countries in Asia. Currently there are more than 100 stores and concessionaires worldwide.

Cath Kidston at The Fort

The first Cath Kidston store in Manila is now open at the Active Fun building, 9th Avenue in Taguig.
To know more about the brand go to http://www.cathkidston.com/

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Hannah B.

It’s okay Cecile. Thank you for that. Atleast I have an idea na. Easier for me to decide 🙂

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Hannah B.

Since I saw this post last year I can’t stop thinking about the rolling laptop bag. I checked here in Hong Kong but it seems it’s not available daw. May I know how much you got it in Manila??

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CVS Reply:

expensive din. around 8K. you want me to check again here for you?

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Gaaaaah! I want everything! Cannot comprehend why we are just across the pond from the UK and still don’t have a Cath Kidston store. Naunahan pa ng Manila. Kaya naman buhayin ng mga UK expats in Amsterdam ang store na ‘to.

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Emy

are there other design of the rolling laptop bag?

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CVS Reply:

yes there’s more than one. I think a dark green with white polka dots

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teadrinker

I had my “Christmas Spree for Me” last December 6, right after your VIP night. Of course, avail ako ng 20% discount, free tote bag and free cupcake! I bought that same horizontal oilcloth bag (and I want your bag stash, too!) plus the must-have handbag, tote bag and foldable shopping bag. Thank you, Bench at ang tagal kong tiniis ang “blasphemy” ng Cath Kidston fakes sa Greenhills, lol

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lizie

Didn’t know they’d open in Manila so I bought a bag in SG. Haha! Wondering if I got it cheaper. Anyway, I’m excited to visit the store pa din

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CATH KIDSTON IS LOVE LOVE LOVE! Na-overwhelm ako pagpasok and spent over an hour just to decide which bag to get. Haha! Just one bag, CK UK already released their new designs so I’m going to wait for that. Currently, I have 10 bags (mostly from the UK and two from Japan) but I want moreeeee!

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Feng Manlapaz

Gusto ko ng matchy-matchy apron, pot holder, at dinner ware samahan na din ng notebook para sa mga recipe… maloloka ako pag pumunta ako sa store…

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CVS Reply:

for sure!

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