Thursday, 11 December 2008
IKEA and rosali and Cath Kidston
July 2011... Just to update... IKEA have now brought back lots of rosali to UK stores. If you want it, keep checking, because I'm sure you'll find it. However, for some reason, they haven't popped it onto their online site. Not sure why! There's the fabrics, curtains, duvets covers were in 2010, but not sure they are available now, the lovely large throw... so a lovely selection.
I've watched IKEA's rosali items (not sure whether it's actually Cath Kidston or not, but people on ebay say it is, and it's certainly very Kidston-inspired) on ebay for some time. It sells for extraordinary prices. Most way too high for me. I couldn't find a picture of my rosali curtains, so I've popped in the picture above of Maisie 2, nestled into the curtains.
I'm also aware that rosali is available in Europe - definitely in Amsterdam, and in Germany. Apparently it sells out very quickly. So, as it's no longer available here, and it's a sure fire seller, I emailed customer services at IKEA. The first request got a standard response:
Thank you for your e-mail. Unfortunately there are no plans at present to bring back the ROSALI fabric to the UK. I apologise for any inconvenience caused.
So, I emailed back, pointing out the high ebay prices, and saying that in the current recession, I thought they were missing something here. I got this back...
Thank you for your email and comments. Unfortunately IKEA have no plans to start selling this range again. All IKEAs work separately and there decide what items are popular. If an item is not a big seller they are usually discontinued. Assuring you of our best attention at all times.
Now, I think they've totally missed the beat on this one. It's a curious thing when you just know a company aren't getting it.
So, all you rosali lovers, please email IKEA at:
and put in a plea for them to consider bringing it back.
Actually, I think it's Maisie 3 - Maisie 2 has a gingham tummy and has galloped off onto ebay. Maisie 3 is at home in the curtains! ;-)