Product Type: Cath Kidston Fancy Dress
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They Cost More Than They Can Hold
Cath Kidston Kids Clasp Purse
Member Name: arleek
Cath Kidston Kids Clasp Purse
Date: 24/08/10, updated on 30/08/10 (86 review reads)
Advantages: Well made
Disadvantages: Very small
When I heard Cath Kidston was having a sale on their website I went for a browse, just to see what they had, because I love Cath Kidston products but find they are just too pricey. Anyway, I found these little purses and seeing as though we had a holiday coming up I thought I would get a couple for the kids to keep their holiday spending money in. They were £3 each reduced from £4 and I thought this seemed like a reasonable price for a purse.
When they arrived, to say I was shocked is a slight understatement - they are TINY! I have just measured the width and height and the outer edges are 6 x 6 cm, and that's the outside, so you can imagine the inside is quite a bit smaller than this.
They do not hold many coins, you could probably get 4 or 5 £1 coins in there and that is it. They are too small for notes, unless you fold them up completely. I don't know about you, but my kids usually get money from their Grandparents to go away with, and these purses were not big enough to contain what they had been given, and in the event we actually left them at home because they were pointless (for more reasons than one).
The clasp is very easy for an adult to open and close, but it is impossible for my children to use, admittedly they are only 3 years old and 22 months but I did think the 3 year old might cope! I would have thought it would be better to have had a zip or a press stud on a purse designed for children.
Despite my disappointment with the size of the purses, they are really well made. The fabric is good quality oil cloth and the purse is really well put together, it's not something which might fall apart within a couple of months.
I think rather than these being a purse for a child, they would make a pretty little storage place for something tiny, something which I am racking my brains to think of at the moment! Maybe it could be used to keep earrings safe, or spare buttons, or memory cards for your camera, or anything else which is quite tiny. Other than that they are quite useless!
They are currently sat on my bookshelf waiting for a purpose. I can't give them to my kids, even to play with because they can't open and close them, and I haven't got any earrings, and I already have a spare button storage, so they are just gathering dust at the moment.
I wouldn't advise buying this purse, perhaps if you like the design you could go for the larger version which are available on the Cath Kidston website for £12 each.
However, if you feel you'd like to try these kid's purses then you can find them for £4 at:
They come in 5 different designs - including flowery, spotty and starry.
Summary: It's a tiny purse
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