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One of the first was the ubiquitous ironing board cover that was to become a bestseller. "We want to be a fashion brand that has classics people come back for affordable, useful, cheery things. There was the ironing board cover then the oiled cloth bags, then a more recent bestseller is the tent. And we have a new 6 coin purse with velcro that takes a travel card in one side and you just shove it in the back pocket of your jeans. That got a great reaction. That was my idea," she says, proudly. Cath Kidston's homewares were popular anyway but her practical nostalgia chimes perfectly with the new sobriety, the current cut your cloth to fit mentality that is sweeping the nation.
This month John Lewis launches Make Do and Mend, a reworking of a wartime pamphlet of top tips on how to stretch finite resources in the home, including how to darn and shine your shoes with bananas and po.
Kidston opened shops in New York and Santa Monica, but both have since closed. When I push her for Air Yeezy Two
efficient and produced a magazine instead of a catalogue. That's why we are reaping the benefits now. It's been a long term investment. "Looking ahead wasn't something the bright and bouncy Kidston did when she opened her first shop in London's Holland Park in 1993, selling vintage textiles and brightly painted junk she found at car boot sales. But such was the success with the "yummy mummies" who loved the idea that everyday items could look good too, and who were too busy pursuing their careers to sew said items themselves, that she began producing her own designs.
of Stepford wives, predicting that the "Laura Ashley of our times" will suffer from the overexposure that saw off her predecessor. Jan Moir in the Daily Mail went so far as to declare that she "would like to beat up the next woman I meet wearing Kidston wellies. Perhaps with one of her brightly painted milking stools? I know it's wrong, but it feels so right", going on to accuse Kidston Air Max Tn 98 of going "too far in her quest for the veracity of old fashioned, chintzy charm". Chintzy or not, Kidston's charm is genuine and she positively fizzes with enthusiasm as she talks about her business and praises her staff "an incredibly, trendy young team. They Air Max 2014 Price
a reason for the surge in success elsewhere, Kidston suggests the brand's robust fiscal health could be down to her decision to plough profits back into the business over the past few years. "We have really invested and made changes; invested in our warehouses, tried to improve customer service, make the supply chain more Air Max Audacity 2016
do lots of knitting and sewing too". The criticism and jealousy of her success the money, the Restoration house in west London and second home in Gloucestershire is clearly something she doesn't lose any sleep over. She follows her instincts and if some people don't 'get' a competition on her website that requires people to send in photos of vegetables they have made into monsters, so be it. Perhaps it's this slightly eccentric, terribly British air that has seen her, like Robbie Williams, fail to conquer America.
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