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I want an oilcloth bag. Are cath kidston ones naff?

(28 Posts)
ENormaSnob Thu 08-Mar-12 20:32:32

I fancy one for the summer so I can cart suncream and drinks about.


Seen any nice ones?

Clownsarescary Thu 08-Mar-12 20:34:07

Naff? - Yes!

Accessorize do nice ones.

peggyblackett Thu 08-Mar-12 20:35:22

Have a look at Love Lammie.

fluffiphlox Thu 08-Mar-12 20:37:01

All Cath Kidston is naff.

shoppingbagsundereyes Thu 08-Mar-12 20:37:46

Look at the boden ones. I've bought one for the summer and I love it

FannyFifer Thu 08-Mar-12 20:38:35

Orla Kiely one?

ENormaSnob Thu 08-Mar-12 20:38:49

Oh, I haven't seen any in accessorize.

Never heard of love lammie but will have a look.

QuinnFabray Thu 08-Mar-12 20:39:15

Lisa Stickley bags are nice.

ENormaSnob Thu 08-Mar-12 20:42:11

I looked at Boden but there were only 3 colours and 1 style.

Have they got more now?

Where would I find orla kiely ones fanny?

peggyblackett Thu 08-Mar-12 20:43:41

Or get this lady to custom make you one (she is good)

louby78 Thu 08-Mar-12 21:16:54

No! I love them! I think to be honest if you go for an oilskin they are much of a muchness (apart from the orla ones which are fab but more £££) they all have a rather loud/quaint pattern and we all use them for very similar reasons.

Whichever you do pick oilskin a great idea. I've ruined a few fab leather bags by having a leaky tommee tippee of milk or randomly a piece of half eaten babybel which melted in the sun and stained the leather - argh!! Am eyeing up the red boden satchel but it won't be for days out with the children this summer that's for sure!

DilysPrice Thu 08-Mar-12 21:18:43

Second Lisa Stickley at

muffinmonster Thu 08-Mar-12 21:27:26

Not naff, twee.

The Lisa Stickley bags look really good.

landofsoapandglory Thu 08-Mar-12 21:33:11

Ebay usually have lots of oilcloth bags in different styles and patterns.

FannyFifer Thu 08-Mar-12 21:40:46

She's an Irish designer,
There's some really nice Fossil ones on that site as well. grin

polyhymnia Thu 08-Mar-12 23:16:16

Really naff and boring IMO . Also think Orla Kiely too predictable now. The ones by smaller more individual companies look much better. I'm a bit addicted to the 'special edition ' versions of the Longchamp Pliage , tho some seasons are nicer than others (and it's not oilcloth tho certainly weather proof).

FannyFifer Thu 08-Mar-12 23:30:05

They are not my taste but I know they are very popular. smile

polyhymnia Thu 08-Mar-12 23:49:40

Like the Lisa stickley - a bit more subtle and can't be picked out from a mile off. The CK ones remind me a bit of a theme park product.

ENormaSnob Fri 09-Mar-12 08:59:02

Hmm I understand the twee comments and tbh, that's not me at all really.

I just want something that is ok to carry liquids without being damaged.

I have a lovely fossil bag atm but no way would I use it for drinks etc.

MrsSnow Fri 09-Mar-12 09:18:00

I saw some old ladies in a bus queue the other day with Cath Kitson oil cloth bags...yup their time has gone.

DottyDot Fri 09-Mar-12 09:20:38

ooh oooh - I love these bags grin Haven't bought one yet but covet any/all of them!

ShirleySharpeyes Fri 09-Mar-12 09:21:59

I have one of these with birds on. Wipeable/washable and capapcious and very practical. My MIL has a Cath Kidston oil cloth bag as her hand bag. She is 72 and she loves it, but it has put me off them a little!

BikeRunSki Fri 09-Mar-12 20:48:16

My sister bought an Orla Kieley one sacs baby bag when her DC1 was born. He's 11 now and it is still going strong.

lilywhitelilleth Fri 09-Mar-12 21:05:04

I got a lovely one from a site called eleanors attic!

MrsJasonBourne Fri 09-Mar-12 21:13:32

Cath Kidston oilcloth bags are only waterproofed on the outside. The inside is untreated. I know this for a fact because dd2 thought I might like to take my cup of tea home and put it in my bag. I had to mop it up.

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