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Cath Kidston


Cath Kidston opened her first store in 1993 in Notting Hill, selling floral ironing board covers. Instantly recognisable, Cath Kidston has created a strong visual identity rooted in floral chintz.

Today, the brand had expanded into numerous product categories including bags, accessories, fashion, homewares.

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, resulting in the closure of almost all UK stores. Under the arrangement, the company planned to continue trading online and via its wholesale and franchise businesses.

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Company Information
Annual Sales:

£130.7 million (2018)

Segments / Shopping Categories:

womenswear; kidswear; bags; footwear; accessorises

Parent Company/Key Investors:

Baring Private Equity Asia Ltd

UK Standalone Stores: 5
International Stores & Stockists: 154 (2018)
Group Companies:

Cath Kidston

Key Brands Stocked:

Cath Kidston

Payment Methods:

Debit card; Credit card; PayPal; Klarna; Apple Pay; Amazon Pay

Delivery Options:

Standard delivery; Next Day delivery; International delivery

Number of Countries Shipped To: Approximately 190
Key Countries Shipped To:

UK; Europe; USA; China; Japan; Australia

Contact Information
Head Office Address:
125-135 Freston Road, London W10
Head Office Telephone: 01480 424 477
Key Executives
Founder: Cath Kidston
Chief Executive:

Melinda Paraie

Merchandising Director: Jo Staveley
Buying Director: Seb Tarleton
Creative Director: Holly Marler
Digital Director: Rob Silsbury
Director of E-Commerce:

Lynn Ritson

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

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