Tuesday 3 September 2013

Cath Kidston Factory Shop ♥

I have known about the Cath Kidston Factory Shop for a while but hadn't got around to visiting! It's located in St. Neots, Cambridgeshire, which is only around an hour from me. I was genuinely so excited to visit, not only because I'm a massive Cath Kidston fan but also because there are some great bargains to be had there too! I was surprised at how busy it was because we went at around lunchtime on a Friday. It was so funny to see all of the men in the cars outside, looking very bored waiting! In fact Tom was the only man in the shop for the whole time we were in there, which was about an hour and a half!
The factory where they keep a lot of the Cath Kidston stock is attached to the shop, so you can people collecting online orders people have made and then packaging them up! It was so interesting to see how the 'online' world is in reality - I've never seen anything like it. The factory shop isn't much bigger than normal Cath Kidston shops but it's got such a wide range of products that are all priced differently, it does take a while to get around. I noticed that some identical products would be different prices, so its well worth checking the labels to find the best price!
Some photo's from inside the store...
The stock is all discontinued products, which doesn't bother me at all! There were a lot of summery patterns in the factory shop, due to the Autumn/Winter ranges being stocked in their main shops now. As it's discontinued stock, it's constantly changing, which is partially good as you can find some lovely products but if you live far away and wanted something specific you couldn't be sure they'd have it in stock. I really wanted some new lanyards for work and I knew they had sold them previously, but they didn't have any in stock when I visited. It's just worth considering.
On to my haul...
This is a large washing bag that I bought for Tom's sister who's about to be going to University! Carrying your washing to the University laundrette used to be such a chore, in fact I just hand washed a lot of my clothes! But with this gorgeous bag Tom's sister can carry all of her washing to the washing machines easily! It only cost £9 as well.
Wash Bag £10
Baby changing mat, which has a pocket for wipes and a detachable pocket for dirty clothes/new nappies etc - £12
Gadget Case - I think I'll use this to put my blog business cards in when I go to events or my camera, I'm undecided - £3.50
 Plastic Picnic Bowl £3
 Tom bought me this for our 3 year anniversary, it's their weekend bag so it will be perfect for when we visit our families or go for weekends away! It was £30.
 There were loads of different style bibs suitable for both girls and boys, which were all priced differently. This was the cheapest at £2.50.
This Sewing Set is so cute and only £4 its a bargain too! I think I'm going to give this to my friend for Christmas.

After visited the factory shop we had a day out in Cambridge, they have one of the best Cath Kidston shops I've been into - it's huge! As the factory shop didn't have any lanyards, I bought this one from Cambridge for £3.
Have you visited the Cath Kidston Factory Shop?
Do you want to?
Feel free to leave me a comment :)


  1. I'd love to visit here, Cath Kidston is so pretty but a little pricey sometimes...it'd be good to snap up some bargains! xxx

  2. aw some really nice finds! the place looks so cool <3


  3. Oh I would love to visit the factory shop, looks wonderful and sounds really interesting too! You bought some lovely pieces :) xx


  4. This is like discount heaven! I'm always put off Cath Kidston because of the prices but all of their products are so cute xx

    Angelica [One Little Vice]

  5. I'd quite like to go there! I'm a very late convert to Cath Kidston--years behind everyone else! I really like the little sewing kit. Fantastic for travelling!

  6. I would love to go here it sounds amazing!
    Kirsty x


  7. Wow I'd love it there you got some fab stuff love the sewing kit xx

    Laura xx

  8. Such great discounts! I'm always so sad when I pop into the Cath Kidston store in Glasgow and everythings so expensive. I love the pieces you picked up too :) Sami www.beautyaesthetic.co.uk x

  9. Ahhh how did I not know this place existed? Although that may probably be a good thing. Love your blog xx


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