We are back with two topics to share, the first involving information on bargains from brands that we see Kate wearing.
At Nordstrom a number of Kate brands have significant discounts. There are several Aquatalia styles on sale, the Opulence is 50% off ($297). There is also a boot style from LK Bennett that is only available online, the Denise (originally $545, now $327).
Some of the more popular items from our Pinterest CopyKate Clothing board are on sale, including the Via Spiga Faux Fur Belted coat. Originally selling at $400, it is now $189.99 at Macy’s. (One FYI: 2 women who bought this coat left comments on Pinterest saying they are very pleased with the purchase.)
Nordstrom has just a few Barbour pieces on sale, they are primarily men’s coats. Aaron’s of Eastham has quite a few Barbour styles discounted, as do as a number of UK retailers, although I did not notice any of the styles we’ve seen Kate wearing.
Links of London has quite a few styles on sale, with some pieces discounted more than 50%. If looking for trinkets at an affordable price the brand’s charms work very well. The sterling silver hairdryer is 60% off (originally $80, now $32), a gold plated baby cross is $28 (discounted from from $70), Wimbledon tennis ball is 60% off at $32 and the baby on board charm is also 60% off ($32).
A few other sites of note:
- Mulberry has clothing discounted by 50%, as well as handbags.
- At Orla Kiely last year’s pre-fall merchandise is discounted by 50%, the fall/winter collection is 30% off
We move now to our poll on what coat worn by Kate in 2013 was your favorite. We have limited this to pieces that were ‘new’ to us. Coats worn previously are not in the poll, that includes styles like the Barbour Linhope worn when Kate took part in UK Scout training, the red Armani from the Scotland trip, and others. We have included pieces that date back many seasons, like the teal Malene Birger from the 2006 season, garments that are merely new to many of us following Kate’s style.
We begin with Kate’s cape, the plaid piece worn when shopping in late January. This remains an intriguing piece, we still haven’t determined whether it is a Zara piece, or by Orvis. (Compare the two in our original post here.)
Next, another garment that remains unidentified: the coat worn by Kate to the March wedding in Switzerland of friends Laura Bechtolsheimer and Mark Tomlinson.
More new outerwear in March for the Duchess, when visiting the Child Bereavement Centre with William she wore Goat’s Redgrave Coat. The a-line coat is collarless and crafted of heavy wool. Goat continues to stock the piece in cream (£580, about $950; they will ship to the US for an additional £30 fee) as well as several other colors. The piece is also available in new spring hues at My Wardrobe ($797).
When visiting the London Underground with Prince Philip and the Queen Kate wore a teal By Malene Birger coat. The wool coat features soutache trim, oversized tabs and buttons at the cuff and front pocket, as well as black beads atop black sequins. While new to us, the piece dates back to at least 2006.
For the first portion of a trip to Glasgow in April of last year Kate wore a coat by UK brand Moloh, the label’s ‘Workers’ coat. The blue and grey garment is 100% wool, it features slanted flap pockets, box pleats, and silvertone buttons on the front and at the cuff.
For April’s annual Scouting Parade at Windsor Castle we saw the Duchess in the ‘Frayed Coat’ by Mulberry. The heavy cotton tweed garment features frayed seam detailing, side slits and oversized flower-shaped buttons.
At the end of April the Duchess visited Naomi House, a children’s hospice. Kate wore a cotton twill coat by Tara Jarmon; it had darts at the waist and shoulder, angled pockets, and was another collarless style.
When attending one of the Queen’s annual Garden Parties in May Kate selected a piece by Emilia Wickstead. The silk coat is a modified version of the designer’s Marella style, done in an abstract yellow and white pattern with three-quarter sleeves, and a collarless neckline.
For a church service commemorating the Queen’s coronation we saw a Jenny Packham coat, part of a custom ensemble created for the occasion.
June 13th Kate wore Hobbs for the Royal Princess cruise ship official naming ceremony in Southampton. The store’s Dalmatian Print Mac coat is a linen/rayon blend, almost knee length, and another collarless style.
For one of her first engagements after Prince George’s birth, Remembrance Sunday in November, the Duchess wore the Temperley London’s ‘noa’ coat. Made of a rayon/poly/elastene blend, the coat showcases a quilted diamond jacquard pattern. It also has a high collar and single breasted button front closure, with that fit and flare silhouette Kate favors.
Voting will be open for a week.