As you may have guessed by now, I’m a big fan of the Disney x Cath Kidston Collections. So, it’s no surprise that yet again I was queuing outside the Cath Kidston Store at the Trafford Centre on Thursday 24thMay 2018, awaiting the release of the new Alice in Wonderland Collection. Even though this collection is smaller than the last there was still plenty of things to choose from.
Featuring the obvious characters like Alice herself and the Cheshire Cat, they also included the Mad Hatter and the White Rabbit which was great since you don’t really see these characters on Disney merchandise. There was a lot of lovely homeware, stationery and clothes and accessories for both adults and children.
The first thing I picked up were of course the mugs to add to my ever-growing mug collection. A four-piece set, the Alice and Friends Mugs are sold individually and are £10 each. These are not as big as the usual Stanley style mugs but are still a decent size and good quality with a big picture of the character and the signature polka dot style.
Some other homeware items I picked up were the Alice’s Words Double Bedding at £80, which I know is very expensive! However, it is lovely, soft and good quality; the pattern was just so gorgeous I couldn’t resist so I sacrificed some of the other items I was planning on buying and splurged on this instead. I know you can’t really see what the bedding looks like on the photo but once I get some sheets to match I’ll be putting it on my bed and posting a picture over on my Instagram.
I also got the Alice’s Meadow 40x40cm Cushion £25; I have some of the other ones so I wanted to add this one to the set. I love the pattern and the gorgeous blue sky with Alice looking off into the distance.
I picked up two items of clothing whilst I was there, the Disappearing Cheshire Cat Sweater £55 and the Painting the Roses Disney Print Sweater £55. Both are thick, soft and decent quality material. They maybe too warm to wear to the theme parks but are definitely a great way to add a bit of Disney into your everyday wardrobe.
On to accessories! I got the Falling Alice Reversible Backpack £45, it’s white with red polka dots and Alice on one side and blue with white polka dots and the Cheshire Cat on the other. It’s made of a wipeable material so should be fairly easy to keep clean. I think that this would make a great park day bag when in Disney World; a good size so can hold plenty, pretty waterproof and you can change it’s colour to match your outfit.
Another splurge item I picked up was the Alice and Friends Leather Lozenge Cross Body Bag £115. I know, I know a ridiculous purchase but I just couldn’t control myself. I think this is going to be my new everyday handbag. Fairly small but big enough to fit in the essentials and cute with Alice on one side and the Cheshire Cat on the other.
The final thing I bought was the Alice’s Meadow Continental Wallet £40. The same size and style as the previous ones in the Dalmatian and Mickey Mouse Collections, but more of a summery colour with, again, the lovely meadow pattern. This purse is long enough that you don’t have to fold up notes and has plenty of compartments for coins and cards.
Whilst we were there my sister also picked up some bits and pieces. A nice surprise at the checkout was that with our purchase Cath Kidston gave us an exclusive cotton shopping bag which was a cute little extra. Then she picked up the Alice’s Words Buckle Backpack £60, ready to use when she starts university in September. It’s big and can easily fit A4 folders and notebooks inside, there’s also a big pocket in the bag that runs the length of the backpack which would be perfect for a laptop. She also got the Alice’s Meadow A5 Hardback Notebook £10 and Alice’s Meadow Chunky Pen £7.
There was so much gorgeous stuff available it certainly was difficult to choose what to buy and what to leave behind. Also, according to the Cath Kidston staff we were talking to there’s 3 more Disney collections in the works, so I’d best get saving again.
Disclaimer: All items mentioned in this post were purchased by either my sister or myself. This is not a paid promotion or advertisement. This post is to show anyone who is interested in what we managed to purchase and is not to brag in any way.