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Cath Kidston iPhone 4 Shopping Guide

Updated on November 18, 2013

Cath Kidston iPhone 4 Cases

Looking for an iPhone 4 case that's pretty, cool and has a vintage twist? You can't go wrong with Cath Kidston. Who?

Cath Kidston is a English designer with a love of the traditional, vintage and shabby chic and people all over the world have taken her bright and cheerful designs to their hearts - to the tune of 50 million pounds. The Cath Kidston story is one of a monster commercial success, capitalizing on vintage fabric designs, fun polka dot spots and an array of child-like colors. Simply genius - she's not just a pretty face!

Check out some of Kidson's pretty chic iPhone 4 case designs and choose from flowers, spots, polka dots and stars.

They're simply adorable!


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Cath Kidston Purple Field Flower iphone 4 Case - Florals are so Cath Kidston

Four stars from Amazon reviews!

This is an Authentic Cath Kidston but not all these designs are - some are just Cath-style. Watch out! (Same goes for Kath cases - they are Kath Spade inspired but not all official Kath Spade merchandise.)

On the other hand you might not care too much how authentic the pattern is. You might just love it just the same!

Purple Field Flowers Plastic Hard Back Case Cover for iPhone 4G 4S
Purple Field Flowers Plastic Hard Back Case Cover for iPhone 4G 4S

Don't you think this iPhone case is so pretty? Such a lovely feminine and vintage design. I love it.

 

Cath Kidston Vintage Floral iPhone 4 Cases - Floral prints are close to Cath's heart!

Cath Kidston started her business when it was still a small shop in Holland Park, (a posh part of London), by selling vintage fabrics along with wallpapers and brightly-painted bits of bric-a-brac and furniture. Based on the English country house style and traditional designs, she hit the nail on the head when it came to giving the market what it wanted, an old-fahioned, shabby chic with a but of a giggle thrown in.

Soon Cath was designing her own products and floral prints were an essential part of their success. One of the first items that Cath sold was a printed ironing board cover which has become a symbol of her work.

PS The pretty bag, polka dot napkin sets and spotty mugs belong to my long-suffering friend Sue who seems to have filled the role of props manager in my writing career.

Cath Kidston Flower Pattern i phone 4 Cases - Chic but not shabby

These all have the authentic Cath Kidston logo on them.

Kidston iPhone 4 S Case Cover -Flora Blue
Kidston iPhone 4 S Case Cover -Flora Blue

This one takes inspiration from the Grandmother's Flower Garden patchwork pattern.

 

Kidston Style iphone 4 4S cover - Vintage Shabby Chic Roses

Flowers and Polka Dot Spots

Flowers and Polka Dot Spots are Cath Kidston Hallmarks
Flowers and Polka Dot Spots are Cath Kidston Hallmarks

A Few Interesting Facts about Cath Kidston

  • She was born Catherine Isabel Kidston on the 6th November 1958 in London
  • Her father died from a brain tumour when he was aged 50 when Cath was only 19
  • She first met Hugh Padgham, her partner, when she re-designed the interior of his house
  • She did her apprenticeship with designer Nicky Haslam (1984-87)
  • Cath Kidston Ltd was founded in 1993 when Cath opened a tiny shop in London's Holland Park
  • Cath's business had an annual turnover of 50 million pounds in 2011
  • You'll sometimes find her name written as Kath Kidston, Catherine kidston, Cath Kidson or quite a few other variations - seems it's not that easy to get it right!

Read More About the Life and Times of Cath Kidston

Cath Kidston's Vintage Design Success

Cath Kidston Spot iPhone 4 Cases - The traditions of polkadots

Although the polkadot pattern goes back to the middle-ages and beyond, it really came into its own in the 20th century and may be linked to the mid-century Polka dance craze. When I see these little white spots on a brilliant red background I think of Minnie Mouse! Born in 1928 thanks to Walt Disney, Mickey's cute female friend came dressed in a polka dot skirt. Since then designers have made full use of the polkadot including Rei Kawakubo, Miuccia Prada and, of course, Cath Kidston.

The designs below are Kate Spade designs or Kate-inspired. And who's Kate Spade? New York handbag designer extraordinaire!

Kate Design Large Spots Iphone 4/4S case---BLACK+Screen protector and Free Delivery

Kate Design Small Dots Iphone 4/4S case--PINK + Screen Protector and FREE DELIVERY

Kate Design Small Dots Iphone 4/4S case--RED + Screen Protector and FREE DELIVERY

Kate Design Large Spots Iphone 4/4S case---WHITE + Screen Protector and FREE DELIVERY

Kate Design Large Spots Iphone 4/4S case---RED + Screen protector and FREE DELIVERY

Spots Before Your Eyes

Spots Before Your Eyes
Spots Before Your Eyes

On Desert Island Discs, Cath's luxury was a hot water bottle to keep her warm at night!

Cath Kidston Nokia Interview

Cath Kidston talks to Katie about her new Nokia 6111 and 6230i cellphones for the Carphone Warehouse.

What Would You Take to Your Desert Island? - Cath Kidston chose a hot waterbottle

Cath Kidston was the Desert Island castaway on Friday, 29 Apr 2011.

The long running BBC Radio 4 programme, Desert Island Discs, explores the life and career of a different guest every week, painting a picture of their lives with words and music. The guest, famous, infamous, eminent or otherwise deserving, tells the story of their life and chooses eight pieces of music to take to their desert island. At the end they are given the chance to take one disc, one luxury and a book.

This luxury can't be a person or animal, and can't be of any practical use, (no life-boats or iphone 4s, (with or without Cath Kidston cases), to ask for help here!)

So what luxury would you take to your Desert Island?

Would you take a hot wate bottle to your desert island?

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Cath Kidston Star iPhone 4 Cases

iPhone 4 Cover Cath Kidston Gift Boxed Black Shooting Stars Hard Shell Case Cover 4G 4GS

Cath Style Hard Shell Iphone 4 Case--White Star + Screen protector

Cath style iphone 4, 4S cover

white shooting stars

Cath style iphone 4, 4S cover

blue shooting stars

Her book choice for the Desert Island was the Larousse Dictionary - so that she could learn French!

Which Book Would You Take to Your Desert Island?

In addition to a disc and a luxury item, each guest is also given a copy of the Bible and the complete works of Shakespear. In addition they can choose one other book to take to the island. Which book would you choose.

Would you go for entertainment or education?

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Is it Flowers, Spots or Stars for You?

Which iphone case would you choose?

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Where in the World Are We? - Between Limoges and Angouleme in S W France

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      angelbucket 4 years ago

      Nice Lens. Love all Cath Kidston products!

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      Margaret Schaut 5 years ago from Detroit

      Nice shopping page!

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      Heather B 5 years ago

      I'd go for one of those iPhone cases, especially since mine is on the way out!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      interesting lens