The buzz: Widely copied Brit lifestyle label Cath Kidston—fake iPhone cases were spotted in small mobile shops long before it set foot here—has opened its first standalone boutique at ION Orchard.
The vibe: Twee, cheery and bright, synonymous with the brand’s distinctive vintage-inspired prints. The cozy space feels like a modern English cottage, with rose-patterned wallpaper, warm wooden flooring, country tables, pastel colors and products covering almost every inch of the tight interior.
The goods: Cath Kidston makes heaps of products—way too much for the small 550 sq. ft. boutique to stock. While you won’t get the complete collection here, it packs a well-curated lot of the brand’s range of bags, small accessories, apparel, kitchen wares, home décor items and even bath products ($10-400). In store now are new prints featuring garden birds, mushrooms and florals.
Why you’ll be back: Getting your hands on the real thing no longer requires an overseas trip. Plus, the goods make easy and practical gifts for Christmas (if you’re already creating your shopping list).