Kate did some shopping earlier this week, many of you have already seen photos and are familiar with what she wore. I apologize for the tardy nature of this, we have been buried in work and tonight is the first free moment I have to cobble together a post.
The Duchess mixed old and new pieces for her trip to her local grocery store.
One of the new items, or at least new to most Kate fashion-watchers, is the purple sweater. I recall reading that it was fairly cool in North Wales on Monday, the temperature was about 60-65° Fahrenheit, so the heavier sweater makes sense. At any rate, the wise eyes from the fabulous Kate Middleton Style Blog believe the Duchess was in Ralph Lauren’s Black Label Slim Fit Cashmere Sweater.
The sweater retails in the US for $398 and remains available on the PRL site as of this writing (Thursday 8.4.2011).
This particular style runs $189, it is available in a number of different rinses. The company has a fascinating back story, started by former model Paige Adams-Geller, who overcame struggles with anorexia and decided to start a jeans company based on the belief no one should have to be a size 0 to look great in jeans. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, where the jeans are also manufactured, but its products are available internationally at a wide variety of retail outlets.
Those familiar with Kate’s accessories during the Royal Tour will recognize her Aquascutum scarf, we show her wearing it below in an Aquascutum promotional graphic.
Some were not entirely convinced the scarf was by Aquascutum when it was worn in Canada, one way you can always tell with Aquascutum:
Kate also brought back a pair of her favorite ballet flats, the French Sole ‘India,’ worn by the Duchess for another grocery trip back in May. The brand is known as London Sole in the US, and this particular shoe is called the Pirouette. It is $165, sold out in Kate’s brown croc color, but available in many other colors and patterns.
Thank you for being so understanding about the work pressures!