Spotted at Cath Kidston

I just arrived from our short vacation in Turkey and look what greeted me: the news that Cath Kidston has opened in Riyadh! Finally! I’ve been waiting since I saw their store being built in Olaya Street. Shoegarfreeruby was the one who introduced the brand to us a few years ago. We got hooked with the retro-ish yet dainty designs but we could only buy Cath Kidston stuff through online shopping before. Imagine our delight now that the store is already here… the first shop in Saudi Arabia! Jetlag and all, I had to visit the store pronto!

Cath Kidston is a brand that started in Holland Park in 1993 by Catherine Isabel Audrey “Cath” Kidston (yup, hence the name). Cath is a designer, a businesswoman, and an author known for her nostalgic floral patterns and childhood English cottage designs. What started as a “glorified junk shop” is now a popular brand for beddings, fabrics, kitchen stuff, bags and wallets, kids’ clothing and accessories and more.

Welcome to Cath Kidston Riyadh.

Welcome to Cath Kidston Riyadh.

When I entered the store, I couldn’t keep myself from gasping. Aaaah I can hold and touch the products live! Hahaha! But first, I need to take photos of them so that I can share them with you. Prices are a bit steep; from what I can deduce from the prices on the store compared to the prices online, the difference is around SR 10 to 15 riyals depending on the item. Not bad if you consider getting them online where shipping fees can make a huge dent in your wallets. (Excuses to shop, haha!)

How cute is their cashier area?

How cute is their cashier area?

I have no words for love. Haha!

I have no words for love. Haha!

My kind of store! Woot!

My kind of store! Woot!

Let’s begin with the bags that made Cath Kidston popular:

Cath Kidston is known for these patterns and styles.

Cath Kidston is known for these patterns and styles.

More bags this way...

More bags this way… SR 600+ for the big bags

The more mature colors.

The more mature colors.

More things that will surely catch your eye.

More things that will surely catch your eye.

Love love love these!

Love love love these!

Backpacks are all a-bloom these days.

Backpacks are all a-bloom these days.

SR 120 for the book bags (GBP 18 in their website).

SR 120 for the book bags (GBP 18 in their website).

Weekender bags for a quick getaway.

Weekender bags for a quick getaway.

Matchy-matchy prints

Matchy-matchy prints

The stationery corner is where I want to live forever. LOL. Kidding. It’s my favorite space in Cath Kidston and if money (and reason) is no object, I would have hoarded the notebooks and pencils and folders.

Stationery galore!

Stationery galore!

This is my favorite nook in the store.

This is my favorite nook in the store.

I want them all!

I want them all!

Sooooo pretty!

Sooooo pretty!

I love Cath Kids!

I love Cath Kids!

The kitchen must-haves:

Kitchen stuff you'll love!

Kitchen stuff you’ll love!

Apart from the stuff, I love the wallpaper in the store.

Apart from the stuff, I love the wallpaper in the store.

Can you imagine all these in your kitchen? How cute is that rolling pin?

Can you imagine all these in your kitchen? How cute is that rolling pin?

Kitschy kitchen!

Kitschy kitchen!

Cups and mugs that are so dainty.

Cups and mugs that are so dainty.

What to choose?!?

What to choose?!?

Mugs are at SR 50 each.

Mugs are at SR 50 each.

And the bathroom essentials:

PJs and bluses that are made for snuggling!

PJs and bluses that are made for snuggling!

Washbags and cases.

Washbags and cases.

The store has a whole array of kids’ apparel and accessories too.

All in all, I’m pretty satisfied with what Cath Kidston has brought to their first store in Riyadh. I might have to save up to get the items that I really, really want… or might as well wait for the sale season. Haha!

Cath Kidston

Olaya Street (opposite Luisa Spigloni, new Alakaria Mall),

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Janelle
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6 Comments

  1. I have been collecting cath kidston stuff for years now. I hoard the berry polka dot items. Hehehe. Thank you .

  2. Avatar Sam J Reply

    I envy you! I’m a fan of Cath Kidston. Couldn’t find a shop here in Dubai/Abu Dhabi so when I went to the UK I made sure I’ll visit the store. We went to Bicester Village and I was literally drooling. Fortunately, they were on sale and mostly on 50% off! They were so cheap that I ended up panic buying. 🙂 Can you please let me know when they’re on sale. Super thanks. xxx

  3. Do you happen to know the store’s opening and closing times?

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