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Holding My Fortune...
Cath Kidston Bath Flowers Zip Wallet
Member Name: blonde_girl774
Cath Kidston Bath Flowers Zip Wallet
Advantages: Gorgeous & Unique Print.
Disadvantages: Slightly Expensive.
As a teacher there is always one time of year I look forward to most of all... the end of the summer term! This not only signifies the start of a six week holiday but also the chance to say good riddance to my class for that year (or shed a few tears depending on the particular class)! It also means that I not only go home laden with the usual rubbish I seem to collect on a daily basis but also with presents from the children that are leaving my class to move up a year. I'm lucky to teach in quite an affluent area which means the presents are quite decent, I still get the odd box of out of date chocolates or a dead spider that one particular child thought I'd like to keep to remember him by... but I'm usually quite lucky!
One of the nicest presents I got last year was a Cath Kidston wallet in one of her famous flower prints which I was absolutely delighted with. Cath Kidston offers an extensive range of accessories and home products which often feature her exquisite and somewhat vintage styled bird or flower prints. All her products are advertised as being practical and quirky, showcasing these very distinctive prints that have come to epitomize the Cath Kidston brand. In the past I've received a couple of items from her range but this wallet is probably the one that I use the most. The purse design has been available for quite a while now and there are a number of identical models in different prints available on her website now.
The purse has quite a standard design in that it's long and flat shaped, it's approximately 19cm by 11cm in terms of size with a depth of about 1.5cm. It's made of oilcloth, which feels a bit like a sort of plastic coated leather to me, and is extremely durable and hardwearing. I've had mine for about a year now and it hasn't got a single mark on it, any spillages simply wipe off to leave it looking as good as new. It is a dark olive green in colour and is decorated rather lavishly with a red flower print. The inside is cotton and is the same colour as the outer fabric, but without the pattern, to make it all blend in nicely. I get complemented on this purse from time to time and it's certainly quite eye catching in terms of colour.
Inside the purse is fully functional and is accessed by a single zip which has proved hardwearing as well. There are five main compartments inside the purse, two of which are purely for holding notes against the sides of the purse itself. In front of one of these is a place to hold cards which has six compartments, I've actually got about ten cards in my purse and find each holder can effectively hold at least two cards. In the centre there is a closed pocket which is accessed using a smaller zip, this tends to be for just coins in my purse. Finally there is also another compartment attached to this pocket which can be used for notes, receipts, etc. All in all it holds all my millions of pounds quite adequately (I wish)!
This purse is priced at £26 in my local Cath Kidston stockist although it no longer appears to be available on the website. This is because the prints are constantly being updated, so although the Cath Kidston Bath Flowers print is no longer available online, the wallet is available in other colours and prints. I tend to pay around £20 for my purses (sometimes more if I'm feeling extravagant) so this seems quite fairly priced although some would say it's quite expensive. It would make an ideal present due to the general appeal of the intricate prints. I've got my eye on a couple of other products from this range... I think I'm developing a slight addiction so I'll have to start dropping hints ready for Christmas presents!
Thanks for reading!
Summary: A gorgeous yet functional wallet from Cath Kidston.
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