I received my long-awaited Jill Stuart and Cath Kidston mooks today. If you’re not familiar with what mooks are, they’re basically Japanese magazine-like books (hence, the “mook”) that are published by various brands to introduce people to their products. Its like another form of catalogue.
I purchased both mooks from YesAsia, and yes both are still in stock (you can buy Jill Stuart here and Cath Kidston here). Shipping is free over $38, so if you buy both, you can get it shipped to your home for free (which is what I did).
Of course the whole point of buying an actual mook (other than for collection purposes) is the gift with purchase (GWP).
Both of these mooks come with makeup pouches that contain many compartments for the crazy organizer person like me. The Jill Stuart one is made of pink nylon with flower bouquets printed on the outside. It also has a pink nylon lining and 2 main compartments with smaller compartments inside each of those. The best thing about the Jill Stuart pouch is that it has a place for brush organization, which I am very much loving.
The Cath Kidston pouch is made of canvas and just has one main compartment with smaller compartments within it. Its lined with a very pretty blue poke-a-dot fabric. It also comes with a mirror and a little case for napkins.
Overall if I had to choose one mook to buy, I’d get the Cath Kidston one. The quality is excellent and it actually looks like something you can buy in a Cath Kidston store. The JS pouch, while pretty, looks a little more like a GWP than the Cath Kidston one. Also the Cath Kidston pouch is very nicely padded with thick padding, so you don’t have to worry about the contents breaking or anything, but the JS one isn’t padded as much.