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Cath Kidston

Description:

What began in a small shop in West London, selling car boot finds and vintage fabric, has grown into a global business offering a modern vintage lifestyle. Cath Kidston opened her first store in 1993, in Notting Hill, she later described it as a "glorified junk shop", selling floral ironing board covers.

Today, the brand is known for its colourful, witty prints evoking a sense of nostalgia and fun. Their bestselling designs span numerous product categories including bags, accessories, fashion, homeware, and things for the kids. Instantly recognisable, Cath Kidston has created a strong visual identity rooted in floral chintz.

In April 2020, Cath Kidston has filed notice of its intention to appoint Alvarez & Marsal as administrators as the stresses of the coronavirus shut-downs affected the retailer.

Company Information
Annual Sales:

£130.7 million

Segments / Shopping Categories:

womenswear; menswear; kidswear; footwear; accessorises

Parent Company/Key Investors:

Baring Private Equity Asia Ltd.

UK Standalone Stores: 60
International Stores & Stockists: 154
Group Companies:

Cath Kidston

Key Brands Stocked:

Cath Kidston

Contact Information
Head Office Address:
125-135 Freston Road, London W10
Head Office Telephone: 01480 424 477
PR Company:

Maitland handles PR for Cath Kidston.

Kate Pledger
020 7379 5151
kpledger@maitland.co.uk

Key Executives
Chief Executive:

Melinda Paraie

Managing Director: Jo Staveley
Buying Director: Sue Carvell (Commercial Director)
Creative Director: Judy Brown
Director of E-Commerce:

Lynn Ritson

Head of Marketing: Nicole Gray
Head of HR: Ally Broughton

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