Mar 132017
 

We are back with some newsbytes and a look at new collections from Kate-centric labels. We begin with confirmation that there will be a royal visit from Spain. More from The would be Daily Mail:

Buckingham Palace says King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain will pay a state visit to Britain in June.

The palace said in a statement Friday that the Spanish royals accepted an invitation from Queen Elizabeth II. They will stay at Buckingham Palace.

The fashion element of the story: a formal state dinner that Kate and William could attend. Serious party frocks. Tiaras. If for some reason the Duke and Duchess did not attend the formal dinner, there will be other engagements they are likely to be part of; details will not be released for quite a while. Below, Queen Letizia with Argentinian First Lady Juliana Awada at Spain’s Royal Palace in February. The occasion was a gala dinner at Spain’s Royal Palace during the state visit of the First Lady and her husband, President Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina.

©Starface/Polaris

©Starface/Polaris

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Nov 252016
 

Hello and welcome back. Hopefully everyone celebrating Thanksgiving enjoyed a pleasant holiday. Today we offer our annual after-Thanksgiving shopping post, focused on discounts at retailers Kate patronizes, and/or on items she has worn.

Black Friday continues to evolve, and its popularity in the UK seems to be diminishing. This is from trade publication Business of Fashion

 Two years after British shoppers fought with bare hands for Black Friday bargains, the nation is starting to turn its back on the American holiday tradition.

Major retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s Asda and Next Plc are steering clear of the event completely, while others such as J Sainsbury Plc’s Argos are spreading offers over a longer period as Britons tire of standing in line for discounts on a day they would normally be working.

In the United States the popularity of online shopping continues to grow on Black Friday as business at mortar stores declines. It’s not to say stores weren’t busy, for they were. But percentage-wise, the growth is online. More from Reuters:

Crowds were thin at U.S. malls and stores on Black Friday morning, formerly the traditional start of the holiday shopping season, and online channels were expected to show the strongest gains in sales over last year.

Store traffic is likely to fall 3 to 4 percent this year on Black Friday but will be offset by a 20 percent growth in customer traffic online…

Now to our list of Sales and Savings this holiday weekend. 

LK BENNETT: We begin with offers from LK Bennett on both sides of the pond. Everything online at the US site is 30% off for orders totaling more than $250. At the LK Bennett UK/INTL site there is a 20% discount on everything, with no minimum purchase requirement

LK Bennett

LK Bennett

This graphic shows you what 30% off means in terms of specific prices for Kate-related merchandise.  

LK Bennett

LK Bennett

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Aug 242016
 

Kate brought back the popular Lasa Poppies dress by LK Bennett for today’s events in Luton, Bedfordshire.

Neil Warner / Splash News

©Neil Warner / Splash News

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