Cath Kidston Bags – The Thrifty Version!

Miss Thrifty5 July 17, 2012


I love Cath Kidston bags – or at least, I love the 1950s prints – but I am not so keen on the prices. Then I discovered that the Lee Cooper jeans brand has produced a range of Kidston-esque bags and purses in all shapes and sizes.

Like Cath Kidston bags, they are oilcloth (or vinyl, as it is known to us lesser mortals). Like Cath Kidston bags, they come in gorgeous 1950s prints. And like Cath Kidston bags, they are good quality. In fact, the biggest difference as far as I can tell is that the Lee Cooper bags are less than half the price of the Cath Kidston ones.

Where did I find them? Sports Direct, of all places. It isn’t my usual hangout, because I’m not very sporty and a passion for vintage 1950s fashion doesn’t really mesh with Nike Air. But Sports Direct does some good discounts, so I recently found myself in a local basement store with my husband, hunting down some bargain trainers. While he sorted out his shoes (Dunlop, £14.99 in case you were wondering), I went for a wander and came across the Cath Kidston Lee Cooper bags pictured above.

Here’s an example of what’s available:

Cath Kidston - Spot Oilcloth Bookbag

Cath Kidston Red Spot Oilcloth Bookbag, £18.00.

Lee Cooper Red Vinyl Shopper, £6.99.

Cath Kidston - Victoria Rose Box Bag

Cath Kidston Victoria Rose Box Bag, £22.00.

Lee Cooper Carry Bag

Lee Cooper Carry Bag, £10.99.

There are plenty more in the range: shoppers, cross-body bags, a laptop bag and purses. The discounts in-store are also available online, and you can find more of the Cath Kidston Lee Cooper bags here.

[Sports Direct]


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5 Responses to “Cath Kidston Bags – The Thrifty Version!

lynda kling says:

I have gotten similar knock off type wallets etc at the kiosks in various towns..the zipper quality is not as good so you have to be aware when buying, but they are very similar!

July 17, 2012 at 12:58 pm

I LOVE this post! So much so, I’ve just order one of the bags from Sports Direct – thanks for the tip!!! x

July 19, 2012 at 10:45 am

Ooh I must go in the Cath Kidston shop next time I’m in London. Lovely bags & prints …last time I bought my little girl a skirt but I could have bought so much more.

August 5, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Lisa says:

Brilliant top tip …. thank you! Lisa 🙂

December 12, 2013 at 10:17 pm

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