1993

Cath opened her first shop in London’s Notting Hill.

Antique Rose, our longest running print, began its life as wallpaper

1995

The first catalogue was made by hand using an instant camera and a photocopier.

1997

Cath's Lakeland terrier Stanley arrived. He soon became our lucky mascot.

1999

The second shop opened on Elystan Street in London's Chelsea.

Cath's first design book entitled "Vintage Style" was published.

2004

Cath Kidston collections became seasonal.

The first flagship store opened on London's Marylebone High Street.

2005

The first British store outside London opened in Bath.

We first fell in love with camping through a collaboration with Millets - another iconic British brand and the UK's largest outdoor retailer.

2006

Cath Kidston opened its first store outside the UK and Ireland in Daikanyama, Tokyo.

The brand brought the term modern vintage to life through a collaboration with the Carphone Warehouse and Nokia.

2007

Stanley made his print debut.

2008

Cath Kids was re-launched as a full collection.

We collaborated with supermarket giant Tesco and Marie Curie Cancer Care to design a charity shopping bag made from recycled plastic bottles. Almost £500,000 was raised for the charity.

The first in a series of craft books was published. Make! proved to be a huge success and we continue to inspire creativity today through our other titles.

2010

Cath received an MBE for services to business.

2011

Kenny Wilson was appointed CEO of Cath Kidston.

The first ever Cath's Cafe opened in Shonan, Japan.

Royal wedding fever stormed the UK and our commemorative tea towels sold in record numbers.

Our international community grew with a move into Taiwan and Thailand.

2012

'Cath on Tour' travelled to 11 British events and Summer festivals, covering nearly 10,000 miles. Our 'Be a Good Sport' collection celebrated the London 2012 Olympic Games.

2013

In our 20th birthday year we celebrated another milestone reaching £100 million in sales for the first time. Our first Asia Flagship store opened at 666 Huai Hai Road in Shanghai, China.

180 Piccadilly, our London flagship, opened its doors just before Christmas.

2014

New openings in Korea and Malaysia took us to over 100 international stores.

A limited edition CK Gromit statuette went on sale to raise funds for the Gromit Unleashed charity campaign.

2015

New openings in the Middle East saw us exceed 200 stores worldwide.

We purchased the Japanese Cath Kidston business back from our franchise partner. We now oversee our portfolio of more than 30 stores.

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