SEP 29: For something quasi-similar to the Really Wild Nubuck vests Kate wears, here are a couple of option (that are not terrific): the Women’s Fire Hose Vest ($59.99) as offered at Duluth Trading Company; the Musto Clay Shooting Vest ($225); on the right, the Women’s Utility Vest ($74.99) as sold at LL Bean.
SEP 22: For the Perfect Moment jacket here are a couple of suggestions (from left to right): the Ultra Light Down Parka ($69.90) as sold at Uniqlo; the Microtherm Down Jacket ($179.99) from Eddie Bauer; the Spyder Women’s Timeless Down Jacket ($187) as sold at Moosejaw.
SEP 3: For Kate’s Barbour Defence Jacket we have a few options: on the left, the Waxed Cotton Utility Jacket ($71.97) as sold at Lands’ End; in the center, the Downtown Field Jacket in sizes XXX-small to 3X ($148) as offered at J. Crew; second from the right, the Upcountry Waxed Cotton Down Jacket ($199) as carried at LL Bean; on the far right, the Plus Size Waxed Utility Jacket ($77.97) as carried at Lands’ End.
JAN 29: For the UFO blue coat worn to a London nursery/preschool we suggest: Jaeger’s Wool Single-Breasted A-line coat in teal (£185, about $240); the Single-Breasted City Coat in petrol blue (£270, about $350) from Jigsaw; the Boiled Wool Coat in ‘rain forest’ ($229 ) at Tommy Hilfiger; the Wool Balmaccan in ‘dark mallard’ ($105 ) at Appleseed’s. Many thanks to the always-fabulous Charlotte of HRH Duchess Kate and Elizabeth of Kate’s Closet Australia for the Jaeger tip!
DEC 23: For Kate’s Perfect Moment ski jacket we offer (left to right): the Pull & Bear Hooded Padded Jacket ($22) as shown at ASOS; the petite Packable Down Puffer Jacket ($101.99 with promo code GIFT) as shown at Macy’s; the Michael Michael Kors Zip-front Packable Jacket ($96) as offered at Belk.
APR 2: More ideas for repliKates, including three that came from you! On the far left, the Style & Co. Utility Jacket ($34.99) in petite sizes at Macy’s; next to it, the Trooper Jacket at Aritzia ($120) as shared by Lila Fowler on Twitter; in the center, the Lucky Brand Linen Blend Utility Jacket ($109) as seen at Nordstrom; second from the right, the Laura Utility Jacket ($77.40) also at Lucky Brand; on the far right, the Levi’s Utility Jacket ($89.99) in sizes 1x-3x as shown at Macy’s, with thanks to Deniece, who emailed us! NOTE: Lauren on Twitter wanted folks to know the Trooper jacket is unwaxed soft cotton that is somewhat thin. As with any of our suggestions, be sure to read the description well and any reviews that are posted to be sure you are getting something you are going to love. or at the very least, like wearing!
MAR 28: For Kate’s Barbour Defence Jacket we offer a few options: on the far left, the Top Legging Military Anorak Parka (about $38, depending on size); 2nd from left we show the Eddie Bauer Kettle Mountain Stormshed Jacket ($119 with promo code SUNRISE 50); in the center we show the Resin Coated Twill Jacket ($56.50) at J Crew; 2nd from the right another J Crew piece, the Downtown Field Jacket ($148); on the far right, the Adirondack Barn Coat ($99) as shown at LL Bean.
Other options include the (from the left) MakeitMint Military Anorak (roughly $25); the Utility Jacket in Deep Olive ($103) as shown at Banana Republic; Target’s Universal Thread Utility Jacket ($39); the Lily Aldridge Spencer Army Jacket ($150) at Nordstrom; the Cupcakes & Cashmere Soft Utility Jacket ($148).
MAR 17: Here’s a possible stand-in for the Delli coat by LK Bennett. It’s the Petworth Coat (£210, about $295) by Libby Boutique. Our thanks to Virginia for such a great repliKate tip!FEB 16: For the Hobbs Celeste, we offer the Lenoria Coat ($369) as shown at Club Monaco. The faux fur collar is removable; when it is gone the piece also has a little resemblance to the aubergine coat worn Christmas of 2011. Take an additional 25% off with promo code REFRESH and the price is $292. Many thanks to Virginia for sharing such a good tip!
NOV 29: For Kate’s Barbour Defence Jacket we offer a couple of options. On the left, the Field Jacket ($69.98, final sale) at Tommy Hilfiger; in the center, the Women’s Waxed Field Jacket ($49.99) as seen at Target (not the right color, but a good looking style and price); on the right, the Downtown Field Jacket ($104 with promo code BUNDLEUP) at J. Crew.
Four more possibilities for the Barbour: on the left, the Pendleton Waxed Cotton Zip-Front Jacket ($118) as shown at Zappos; second from the left, the Sussex Jacket ($140) as shown at Fatface; second from the right, another waxed jacket by Barbour with some similarities (but by no means identical), the Filey ($379) as shown at Orvis; on the far right, the Signature Waxed Cotton Jacket ($159) in brown, as seen at LL Bean.
OCT 24: Another option for the aubergine coat worn Christmas 2011 comes via Hobbs. The British retailer’s Soraya Coat in merlot ($400) isn’t exactly like Kate’s, but I think it’s still a decent stand-in. OCT 16: For Kate’s oft-worn Celeste coat from Hobbs we offer the Alexandra Belted Coat (£285) from Whistles.
OCT 15: For the Aubergine coat by a private dressmaker worn Christmas 2011 we offer the Jaeger Collarless Coat in plum. We also show the Jaeger in blue, thinking it is a possible repliKate for the Emile coat by Reiss (about £200 with sale discount). SEP 27: For the Sportmax coat worn Christmas Day 2015 we offer the Halle Double Breasted Coat ($690) at Reiss; on the right, the Nicci Belted Coat ($380) at Phase Eight.
MAY 25: For the red Catherine Walker (and also not a bad stand-in for the red Carolina Herrera) coat, this is the Phase Eight Dress Eight Limited Edition Coat ($300). It is also available on the Phase Eight UK site where it is £195.
FEB 14: For the Philosophy blazer worn February 14th, we offer (left to right) the Six Crisp Days Double-Breasted Jacket ($44.99 at Amazon), with thanks to fab replikate finder Janet E. on the FB page for the tip! Also, the Merci Blazer ($192 at YOOX); the Nine Minutes Blazer ($57 in limited sizes at YOOX); the Massimo Piombo ($159 at Jet); on the far right, the Chaps Double-Breasted Sweater Blazer ($44.50 at Younkers) — just add some gold buttons and it will be a good stand-in for the Philosophy jacket.
FEB 7: Michael Kors Packable Down Jacket ($109 at Zappos and $99.90 at Nordstrom); the North Face Thermoball ($220 at North Face); and the Packable Puffer Jacket ($70 to $100 at Lane Bryant). Thanks to Emily L. for the North Face suggestion!
FEB 5: For the Perfect Moment Mini Duvet Jacket worn February 5th, we offer (left to right): the Big Chill Quilted Puffer Jacket ($29.99 at Amazon); the Columbia Pacific Post Quilted Jacket ($99 at Kohl’s); the Shower Resistant Padded Jacket (£15 at Asda UK). Thank you Shyneece for the Asda tip!
DEC 26: For Kate’s Celeste coat by Hobbs with the ASOS faux fur collar we offer: on the left, the ASOS QED London Coat ($61); on the right, the Gramercy coat in deep mulberry ($179.99, online & catalog only) as shown at Talbots. Our thanks to Food, Fash, Fit on Facebook for the first suggestion, and Mayan Lily on the WKW Facebook page for the Talbots tip!
NOV 24 (Prices Updated Jan 1, 2017): One of the more popular repliKates is a Via Spiga coat as a stand-in for the 2012 Odele coat by Temperley London (there are photos here). Below left, the Via Spiga Faux Leather & Fur coat coat (now $159, originally $318) at Nordstrom; second from left we show it at Macy’s, where it is $189.99; in the center we have a different repliKate for the Odele, the Guess Faux Fur Collar Asymmetrical Coat ($119.99) as shown at Macy’s. Second from the right is the Via Spiga coat again, it is just $99.99 at 6pm.com; on the far right we show the Via Spiga in Plus Sizes at 6pm.com, where it is on sale for $154.12.
NOV 16: For the Paddington coat by Mulberry we offer two more options; on the left we show the Midi Coat in Sky Blue and on the right, the Masculine Coat in Blue/Steel ($129). The link for the Midi Coat is to Zara’s Germany website; the Sky Blue is not available in every country, so you may need to do a search to see if it is offered where you live. Our thanks to Labinota for sharing the link to the Midi Coat. Scroll down for 3 more options for repliKating the Mulberry coat.
NOV 15: If fond of Kate’s ‘Odele’ coat from Temperley London but looking for a short version as opposed to the full-length coat, Sainsbury’s Suedette Jacket might work for you, it is just £35 (about $44). Below left we show the Odele, the Sainsbury’s piece is shown center and right.
NOV 7: For the Paddington coat by Mulberry we offer the Longline Coat at New Look in pale blue (€44.99 / £34.99 / roughly $45); the Kocca from YOOX ($94); and the Heine Wool Mix ($129). Our thanks to Janet E. on the Facebook page for her tip on the Heine Wool Mix style.
NOV 2: For Kate’s bespoke Alexander McQueen coat worn on Christmas Day 2013 (first seen in November 2012) this is the Kate Coat from ScotlandShop.com. The piece is made in Scotland from fabric woven in Scotland. It is available in more than 500 different tartans ($557). A big thank you BethEmily for sharing her tip about this one!
OCT 12: For the Sentaler Wrap coat worn in Canada, this is Temperley London’s Nell Cardigan (£393, about $480), as shown at The Outnet. It’s longer than the coat Kate wore, but it has the textured sleeves and body, and we know the Duchess likes her Temperley knits. (BTW, the Sentaler coat Kate wore is backordered, shipping in March.)
AUG 22: For the 2012 Odele by Temperley London (there are photos here), this is the return of the Via Spiga repliKate shown at Nordstrom, where it is priced at $318. Many thanks to Melanie for her comment on a post sharing the info on this piece, as well as the style seen below!
This is the Guess Faux Fur Collar Mixed Media Asymmetrical Coat ($275), as shown at Macy’s.
AUG 4: For the Emilio Pucci blazer worn to several different events (including this 2012 visit to London’s Olympic Park) we show the Blaque Label Easy Blazer ($194) at Shopbop and on the right, the Boohoo Megan Double Breasted 80s Blazer ($22).
FEB 29: For the Temperley London Gilt, this is the Velvet Anila Asymmetric Zip Vest at Neiman Marcus (center, $98); no the right, Calvin Klein’s Faux Shearling Vest with Zip, $59.80 at 6pm.com. These suggestions come via the amazing Janet Evelyn on the WKW Facebook page.
FEB 24: For the Max Mara this is the Coast Geneva Maxi Coat, £150.
FEB 8: For the Mulberry Paddington coat seen in a candid photo, this is the Mademoiselle R Collarless Jacquard Coat at La Redoute It is £39 (about $56); for an additional 10% off the price, use promo code EXTRA10 at checkout.
For Kate’s Sharply Tailored Coat by Reiss, this is the Pied a Terre Hallie at House of Fraser. Originally £199, the coat is on sale for £119. Below right we update the Ted Baker ‘Lorili’ coat, it is also on sale, discounted from to £299 to £209 ($549 to $329).
JAN 12: For the Katherine Hooker ‘Hendre’ jacket, this is the 3/4 Length Boiled Wool Jacket from the House of Bruar. It sells for £169.95, about $250 USD. Many thanks to Janet Evelyn for sharing this on the WKW Facebook page.
DEC 30: For the Virgin Wool Tweed Jacket from designer Michael Kors, this is the Eastex Tweed Jacket at House of Fraser, £45, about $65. DEC 10 2015: For the Reiss Rubik worn to Action on Addiction we offer the Fontana 2.0 Houndstooth at YOOX ($193), and the Calvin Klein Houndstooth Walker – it is $129.99 at Belk and $188 at Bloomingdale’s.
DEC 9 UPDATE: For Kate’s ‘Emile’ Sharply Tailored coat by Reiss (no longer available) worn to the Rugby World Cup opening ceremony September of 2015, the Ted Baker ‘Lorili’. Thanks to Sophia on the WKW Facebook page for a fab copyKate suggestion! On the far right, Jaeger’s Wool Funnel Neck coat in bright blue (£149, about $225 as of Dec 9, 2015).
Via Spiga created a lookalike years ago when the garment was first worn, and it is still being manufactured. It is known by different names, including the Kate coat, Mixed Media coat, Faux Fur Collar coat, and a few others. There is also a pretty good copyKate at Kohl’s added below left, the ‘Excelled Belted Jacket.’ The price is actually only $64 with promo code SNOWYDAY. Our thanks to Danielle on the WKW Facebook page for the tip!
PRICES UPDATED Dec 10
- $64 – Kohl’s Excelled Faux Wool Belted Jacket Use promo code SNOWYDAY for an additional 20% off the $80 price
$192/ $192$112– Amazon ‘Kate’ Wool Blend Faux Fur Collar Use promo code CLOTHING25 for 25% off the $126 price, bringing total to $112 $225 / $135 / $112– Neiman Marcus Last Call Faux-Shearling-Collar Coat w/Faux-Leather TrimSOLD OUT $199 / $179$139.99 – Saks Off Fifth ‘Kate’ Faux Fur Coat $252/ $270$162 – Lord & Taylor Leatherette & Faux Fur-Trimmed Coat $354 / $265 / $194 – Bloomingdale’sSOLD OUT