There is a new Cath Kidston in Gunwharf.
Although I do like her stuff, when I was in Winchester nearly everyone had a Cath Kidston bag of some sort. So I was a bit dismissive of it.
Then I went in the shop and I was like a little child in a sweetshop (or a 42 year old woman in a sweet shop *sucking on her liquorice sticks*).
I saw some lovely things. The flowery stuff a bit much but to be fair I think that is because there are so many rip offs in the High Street right now.
And of course that is the trouble. Cath Kidston does beautiful fabric and designs and they are popular. And because they are so recognisable you do spot people with them. I don't know - is this such a bad thing?
I know one of the things I love about handmade is that you get something few people have and at least no-one in the street where you live.
However, because someone does lovely designs and becomes popular I should not be so dismissive of them. But support them in their endeavours. Maybe.
Anyway, it is one for discussion.