*Cath Kidston : Newcastle store opening*


A few weeks back, one of the greatest things happened! Yes, Cath kidston came to Newcastle!!! The store is set over 2 floors and showcases all Cath Kidston's new collections from Homeware, bespoke fabrics and wallpapers, to fashion, accessories and kidswear alongside one off vintage pieces! They had a sister store in Fenwicks already, but theres nothing like being able to spend hours looking at all the pretty products in an actual Cath Kidston store! So inevitably I went down to the opening! I was so impressed with the store, and found it incredibly difficult not to spend all my pennies! (I would have done if Christmas wasn't so close). There was so many intricate little displays, which made the whole shopping experience extra special! I also had a nose at the clothing collection, and fell totally in love with all the soft cotton, floral shirts! A definite new addition to my ever growing christmas list! May i also just add, that the staff were absolutely lovely! 

Previous to the store opening, the lovely Lucy from Cath Kidston PR contacted me to ask if i, 1. Wanted to do a little interview with the store manager and 2. Receive some products to give away to all my lovely readers! I obviously jumped at the chance, so here is the interview with Alex, the store manager! and the gorgeous give away will be coming VERY soon!

What products are set to be popular for christmas? / Is there a christmas collection? 
We have a Christmas all wrapped up at Cath Kidston… paper chains, baubleswrapping paper, china, charity Christmas cards,  aprons for making your festive lunch as well as the latest edition in our series of craft books – Make Your Own Christmas Decorations. Our Christmas print aprons in the glass Christmas baubles I can see being popular – they are novelty and fun.

What are your favourite products?
My favourite products are the Day bag in Red Berry Spot and our new Tea Rose Stripe China. I have both these on my Christmas wish list!

What is your role as store manager at Cath Kidston? 
The role for me is about representing the brand, making sure the store looks great all of the time and brilliant customer service.  I love it.

When do you feel is the best time for sale shopping? We all love Cath Kidston sales!  
Boxing day is when I do all my sale shopping and spend all my Christmas money.

For anyone on a tight budget, are there any products you would recommend?
I would recommend the crush mugs which are £5, they are larger than your standard mug so you can have a a really good cup of Tea.  I also love the make-up and wash bags which are priced at £10 and £12. These you would use every day and they also make excellent gifts.

I hope you enjoyed this post girlies! I'd love to know your thoughts on Cath Kidston stores, too! Oh, and remember to *watch this space* for my giveaway! x x x

15 comments:

  1. Oh wow! Everything looks so perfect! Wish they'd open a shop somewhere near me! xxx

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  2. I'm such a Cath Kidston addict, I have so much I want from there!

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  3. It all looks so cute! I love cath kidston, I wish they would open a store in Birmingham but they haven't! I also attempt shopping on Boxing day haha:P xx

    http://theprettyseason.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. Cath Kidston recently opened a store in Nottingham too and I am amazed at the windows every time I walk past, yet I have not been in yet as I know I would not be able to not buy anything. Waiting till I have some money to spend! This store looks so cute. Will definitely be keeping my eye on that little give away - can't wait. xo

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  5. I have to be honest and say ive never really been into there stores when i go shopping, but this looks magical and perfect for xmas! xx

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  6. Aaa! Everything looks so cute! Really loving the sewing machine! <3 xo

    http://styleitwithme.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. aaaah i love cath kidston, i literally want to buy everything!

    Laila x
    thekittenswhiskers

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  8. Love the post, I love cath kidstons home stuff, so adorable

    http://alittlebitunique.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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  9. everything is so cute in cath kidston and to get a job there would be absolutely perfect!
    such lovely photos
    xx

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  10. Where abouts is the store? I would love love love to take a look xxx

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  11. Cath Kidstton also opened last month in Norwich (at last),the shop is just adorable!And I haven't spent anything either, as I'm saving up for Christmas Presents

    www.justanorwichgirl.blogspot.com

    xxx

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  12. Ahh I love Cath Kidston! So jealous that there's one near you! xo

    http://www.jenventure.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. Just found your blog dear. Beautiful photos!

    Hope you'll come to visit me :))
    Kisses, The Spotted Cherry Pie

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  14. This is exciting! can you let us know where abouts the shop is, I am going to pop in next time in in the Toon! Excited!!!! x

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  15. It was pretty busy today but from what I saw it is lovely!

    http://etchannah.blogspot.com

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Hi, I'm Jade. Just a 19 year old girl with big dreams. Chocolate lover, shopaholic and living way beyond my means. (That rhyme was unintentional, honest.) If you'd like to get in contact, i'd love to hear from you at: dotty.dolly@ymail.com

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