Sunday, July 20, 2014

My First Cath Kidston

Some months ago, I ordered my first bag from Cath Kidston and had it delivered through Johnny Air. I did some computations and realized that just for one bag, it would be cheaper to have the item delivered from UK to US than UK to Ph. Unfortunately, the bag never arrived. My only consolation, Cath Kidston refunded my credit card payment in the soonest possible time. 

To be honest, I somehow lost a degree of trust to Cath Kidston and Johnny Air. I decided to search for other legitimate shopping sites that resell Cath Kidston bags. John Lewis is one but I haven't tried their services. ASOS is another shopping site I learned from Zigrid. I knew before that they resell Cath Kidston bags for a little additional price. I had a pleasant experience with ASOS and best about everything, they ship to anywhere in the world for free. I guess that accounts for the additional price in most of their goods. On the latter part of May, I learned their flash sale to US based shoppers. I did some computations and discovered that it's the best time to buy the Cath Kidston bag, given that my Auntie A gave me the consent to use her US address. The bag arrived in Auntie A's house last month but she decided to include the bag in her cargo packages. So most likely, I will receive my bag on August. 

After this expensive online exercise, I got involved with another shopaholic adventure. (Dear E and L, alam niyo na, hahahaha) Blame the blogosphere and Instagram, I met Leah and Ms. Ellen. We shared the same love love love for Cath Kidston. Hence, the Cath Kidston sisterhood was formed.   After weeks to months of liking and tagging each other to Cath Kidston's IG posts, Ms. Ellen (being our team leader) sealed our union.... we pooled our orders for that one great Cath Kidston sale!!!

After weeks of waiting, I finally met my first Cath Kidston

The packaging was so lovely. I actually kept the kraft yarn ;) and I tried my best not to ruin the Japanese paper. Haha

I even got freebies! Not in the photo is a cute canvass pencil case shown in Leah's blog here and the Cath Kidston stickers!!! Thank you Ms. Ellen and my answer to your question.... YES!!!

  I now understand the texture of an authentic Cath Kidston merchandise. 
Cath Kidston's classic oil cloth trademark is way superior than the "fake" items sold everywhere.

Even Cath Kidston's embroidered label possesses a different texture. The seamless stitching and smooth fabric relate the superior difference. 

The Cath Kidston sisters are planning an official meet up..
Excited but quite worried... sana hindi ako kainin ng hiya hahaha
I maybe too talkative here and in the classroom but deep inside.. basta haha

Thank you Cath Kidston sisters!!


  1. Diba, ibang-iba yung texture nung oilcloth from the fake ones? I want to buy a polka dotted leather trolley kaso baka hindi na happy customs experience pag ganun. Hehehehe!

  2. Your purchase is gorgeous, how exciting to finally receive it. She has lovely patterns; I bought some stationery of hers.

  3. Wow, Diane, that's quite an amazing shopping experience!
    Your CK wallet is lovely! I'm sure you will enjoy it for years to come!
    It is not easy ordering things from US to my country. More often than not it gets stuck
    in customs and I have to pay extra to receive it.
    have a wonderful week ahead!

  4. It's beautiful. The fakes are really everywhere, but I haven't seen and original in real life yet.

  5. How beautiful! We both love bags and I don't have anything by Cath K. Love her designs though and it's fun to look at the website! Sweet hugs, Diane

  6. Lovely pictures!!

  7. Cath Kidston bags are really cute. I got a purse, a pink one and it was given to me by a friend who lives in the UK. To be honest I find it really expensive that's why I couldn't buy one for myself. That's why I consider my one and only Cath Kidston as something really precious. By the way, yours is really charming too.

  8. Ang ganda! Pati ung packaging ng package mismo nakakatuwa. Eto ba ang dahilan kung bakit walang pagkain post? (I hope you don't mind me stalking your blog ate)

  9. I almost bought the same design from Cath Kidston here in SG, lalagyan ng passport. Ewan ko nga ba bakit di ko nabili. Heheh. :)

  10. Drooling ovee your wallet here! :)

    I'm not a wallet person but I'm definitely inlove with all the designs of Cath Kidson. So girly and dainty. And oh, flowery, too! Hihi. Pero shempre, gusto ko din ang polkadots design na. Very classic!

    If I'm not mistaken you can apply for a US P.O. box address via globe or bpi yata :)


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