Chic vs Cheap: Retro Storage Jars

alternative retro storage jars to Orla Kiely

I’ve long been a fan of these fabulous retro storage jars which look great in all kinds of kitchens. In fact, there’s no need to limit them to the kitchen, they would look beautiful in a bedroom on a dressing table or even in the bathroom on a shelf or windowsill.

My Chic vs. Cheap feature is here again to show how you can find lovely products in different price ranges. On the left in the Chic category today we have one of Orla Kiely’s designs, although these jars are available in various colourways and patterns they are unmistakable as Orla Kiely. Our Cheap version is a great little jar from Matalan which retails for just £5. What a bargain!

Great style and design is out there in all kinds of stores at all kinds of prices and this feature isn’t about just showing something cheaper. It’s about giving you choices and options and showing that there are great products available to suit all kinds of budgets.

Where to buy:

If you’d like to find out more about the products you can find Orla Kiely products widely available from the Orla Kiely website or at stores like John Lewis, and the Matalan jar can be purchased here



Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

Jen is an award winning digital publisher and has been creating interiors and home decor content for over 10 years.
She has an insatiable love of home interiors, has worked with hundreds of brands, and currently supports many bloggers within the creative industries to share their expertise through writing.
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  1. mummylish
    June 11, 2013 / 12:10 pm

    Once again I love this feature! Great find Jen! x

    • Jen
      June 11, 2013 / 12:14 pm

      Thank you! Glad to be of service 😉

  2. Amanda Cottingham
    June 13, 2013 / 3:27 pm

    I have the chic version, quite fancy the cheap one too now. 😉

  3. Becky
    June 28, 2013 / 11:42 pm

    Great bargain hunting jen!

    • Jen
      June 29, 2013 / 10:50 pm

      Glad to be of service 😉

  4. Emma
    July 3, 2013 / 11:09 pm

    ooooh I love both…. 🙂

    • Jen
      July 5, 2013 / 1:31 pm

      I know exactly what you mean!

  5. Sher Bailey
    July 14, 2013 / 10:16 pm

    Both of these are super cute!

    • Jen
      July 15, 2013 / 5:00 pm

      Thanks Sher! 🙂

  6. Laura Schmidt
    January 31, 2014 / 9:21 am

    Great find! Though I fear matalan’s stock has probably changed by now, the colourway would fit perfectly in my kitchen

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