Beijing may have nothing in common with an English village, but we can now bring a little bit of that English countryside atmosphere to our lives with Cath Kidston.

Cath Kidston set up her first store in 1993 in London’s vintage-obsessed neighborhood of Holland Park, creating fabrics and patterns inspired by her childhood, including “My bedroom with its pale blue walls and striped rosebud curtains, the overblown chintz in our playroom, the colored Formica worktops and gloss paint,” she writes on her website.

If you don’t know the brand, vintage florals and polka dot patterns sum it up pretty well. If you like flowers, entering this store will feel like you have died and gone directly to heaven. A branch has finally opened in Taikoo Li Sanlitun, and compared to some of the other stores around in the area, their products’ prices actually reflect their quality.

The Sanlitun branch of the store stocks everything: clothes, bags, wallets, shoes, phone cases, and things for around the house. You can find anything you can think of that can be wrapped in the flowery patterns and polka dots that define this company’s style.

Carry-alls and shoppers start off around RMB 360, with wallets coming in around RMB 400-600. Clothes are a little more expensive, upwards of RMB 500. If you want to know more you’ll just have to pop by next time you find yourself in Taikoo Li.

Cath Kidston
Daily 10am-10pm. SLG23, Taikoo Li Sanlitun, Chaoyang District (6416 0090)

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