NOV 14: A few more possible stand-ins for Kate’s blue cardigan, a little varied in color: on the left, the Classic Cardigan Sweater ($19.99 with promo code GIFTBIG) as shown at J. Crew Factory; in the center, the Merino Cardigan in Responsible Wool ($55) as carried at Banana Republic (also offered in Petite sizing); on the right, the Merino Wool Cardigan ($78) as sold at Brooks Brothers.
NOV 14: For the blue cardigan worn in a Hold Still call, here are a couple of suggestions: on the left, the Eldon Cropped Cardigan ($45) as offered at Boden; in the center, the standard Eldon Cardigan ($48), also at Boden; on the right, the Three-Quarter-Sleeve Cardigan ($59) by a personal favorite, Woolovers.
OCT 13: For the Alexander McQueen Tuxedo jacket we offer a couple of suggestions. On the left, the Wren Satin-Trimmed Wool Blend Blazer ($475) as sold by Reiss; in the center, the Liv Tuxedo Blazer ($147) as sold by Universal Standard; on the right, the Alice Crepe Blazer by Elie Tahari ($179) as carried at Saks.
Additional possibilities include the Limited Edition Tuxedo Jacket ($129) as sold at Zara; if interested in a double-breasted version the Cropped Tuxedo Jacket is an option ($105) from Marks and Spencer; the Fitted Satin Shawl Lapel Jacket ($199) as offered at David’s Bridal is another possibility.
OCT 6: For the Massimo Dutti aqua cashmere crewneck worn to the University of Derby here are a few possibilities: on the left, the Cotton Long Sleeve Jumper ($50) as sold at Marks & Spencer; in the middle, the Women’s Classic Cashmere Crewneck ($84.99) as stocked at LL Bean; on the right, the Margot Crewneck Seater in merino wool ($43.19 with promo code SHOPFALL) as sold at J Crew.
OCT 6: For the Massimo Dutti cashmere sweater we offer three more possibilities: Aqua Cashmere Crewneck Sweater ($120) from J Cashmere; in the center, the Agave Essential Cashmere Crewneck ($102) as carried at Tuckernuck; on the right, the Aqua Cashmere Hi-Low Sweater ($134 with Friends and Family Discount) as sold at Bloomingdale’s.
SEP 7: For the double-breasted Pucci blazer we offer (from left to right): the Double-Breasted Stretch Wool Blazer ($249) as offered at Brooks Brothers; the Sleek Double-Breasted Jacket ($129.50) as carried at Boston Proper; the Double-Breasted Blazer ($45.89 on sale, no code needed) as sold at Banana Republic. The BR blazer comes in regular, tall, and petite sizes; swap out the silver buttons for gold ones if you really want to have it look like Kate’s!
JUN 19: For Kate’s aqua Linen Shirt by Jaeger here are some possibilities (l to r): on the left, the Premium Washable Linen Shirt Tunic ($29.99) from LL Bean; next, the Lauren Ralph Lauren Linen Button-Down Shirt ($62.65) as sold at Bloomingdale’s; the Silky Chic Modern Tunic ($23.97) at Chico’s Off the Rack; on the right, the Petite Charter Club Linen Button-Front Shirt ($29.19 with promo code FRIEND) as stocked at Macy’s.
JUN 5: Here are a couple of suggestions for the ‘Mabel’ shirt by MiH Jeans (£255), although none have the scalloped neckline Kate’s has. They are essentially good, basic cotton broderie anglaise shirts. From left to right, the Eyelet Perfect Shirt ($41.99) as stocked at Gap; next, the J Crew Embroidered Eyelet Button-Up Shirt ($58.40) as carried at Nordstrom, also in stock at a better price at J. Crew ($29.99 with promo code SALETIME); second from the right, the Windsor Eyelet Shirt ($98) as sold at Sundance; on the far right, the Eyelet Madison Stretch Secret Snap Shirt ($19.99) as carried at New York & Company. Not pictured, the Broderie Anglaise Front Cotton Shirt in pale pink ($130) as offered at Pure Collection.
APR 16: For the many Breton stripe tops Kate has we offer the following, from left to right: the Striped Boatneck Tee Shirt ($23.70 with promo code APRIL) as shown at J. Crew; next, the Northside Vintage Long Sleeve Tee ($11.99 with promo code VERYRARE) as offered at Madewell; then we show the Long Sleeve Breton in ivory/navy ($38) as shown at Boden; finally, the Classic Breton Stripe Tee ($62.30) as offered at Scotch and Soda.
MAR 6: For Kate’s coral Really Wild Sweater worn in Ireland we offer: on the left, the Cable-knit Mockneck Sweater ($71.99) as shown at J Crew; in the center, the Whistles Modern Cable-Knit Sweater ($130) at Bloomingdale’s; on the right, the Nora Oversized Pullover ($82) as offered at Shopbop.
FEB 12: For the Pure Collection Cashmere Roll Neck ($175) worn by Kate to N. Ireland and Scotland we offer the Cotton Cashmere Turtleneck ($39.95) still in stock in petite and plus sizes at LL Bean; on the right, we show the Aqua Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater ($69.99) at Bloomingdale’s. There is also a Merino Blend Turtleneck Sweater ($59) at Banana Republic.
OCT 11: For the Warehouse sweater (shown far left) that is out of stock that Kate wore to the Natural History Museum we offer two options: in the center, the Lynz Women’s Mockneck ($29.99) as shown at Amazon; on the right, the High Neck Jumper (£14, about $18) as offered at Matalan. Many thanks to Natasha for her tip on the Matalan piece! SEP 19: For the Equipment Silk Blouse that was worn to Sunshine House we offer: on the far left, the Silky Soft Dot Shirt ($74.99) at Chico’s; second from the left, the Crinkle Chiffon Smock Top ($73.50 with promo code THATWORKS) as shown at J Crew, and second from the right, the Bev Polka Dot Blouse at Silk Fred ($48). Many thanks to Emma and Bertie Gee for posting the center two repliKates on Facebook!
JUL 24: For the double-breasted blazer by Zara we offer: on the left, the Lioness Palermo Blazer ($88) as shown at Shopbop; the Addlestone Blazer ($90) from Boden; on the far right, the Polo Ralph Lauren Blazer ($298).
MAR 13: For the Gucci pussy-bow blouse we offer: Womens Bow Tie Neck Chiffon Blouse ($25.50) in purple and lavender at Amazon; the Tie Neck Work Chiffon Blouse ($55.94) at Stylewe; a Tie Neck Sweater ($19.99) at Chadwick’s; the Jabot Blouse ($40) as shown at YOOX.
FEB 14: For the tweed D&G suit Kate wore, here are a couple of possibilities: the Rebecca Taylor Bouclé Jacket ($149.99) and Bouclé Skirt ($89.99), both at Gilt; the Tahari Plaid Velvet Trim Skirt Suit ($123 with promo code LOVE) as shown at Macy’s; the Tahari is also available in Petite Sizing ($163); the Gracia Tweed Jacket ($129.99) and the Gracia Tweed Skirt ($29.99), both at Gilt. On the far right, this is only a jacket, the Checked Bouclé Tweed style ($299) at Brooks Brothers.
SEP 5: For the white Vinnie High Neck Blouse by Reiss worn at Kensington Palace in 2016, we offer the Twist of Victorian Long Sleeve Top in 100% cotton ($55) as shown at Modcloth. The style is available in extended sizes, XXS – 4X. Our thanks to BethEmily from the WKW Facebook page for her tip!
FEB 12: For Kate’s white linen Jaeger shirt first seen in Bhutan, we offer another by Jaeger, the Roll Sleeve Linen Shirt (£99, about $140 at today’s exchange rates) at Jaeger; it is also available on the John Lewis US site for $141. This style is almost identical to Kates; it has roll sleeves with button tabs, split at the side seams, the collar is similar, as are the buttons. The only distinctions I see are the pocket & hem: Kate’s pocket has a vertical pleat, while this one does not; the new shirt has more of a shirttail hem, Kate’s is straighter. On the far right, we show another Jaeger Roll Sleeve Linen Shirt that is on sale at House of Fraser (£39, roughly $54), it is also quite similar.
DEC 13: For the black honeycomb tunic sweater by Temperley we offer a few possibilities, although I don’t consider any of them to be stellar. On the left, we show the UGG Cowlneck Tunic Sweater ($138) as shown at Nordstrom; next to it, the Sofia Cashmere Tunic ($129.99) as seen at RueLaLa; then the Ribbed Sleeve Turtleneck Tunic (roughly $28 with promo code GIFTNOW) as shown at The Gap; on the far right, the Matamata Sweater in dark grey, not black ($9.88) as shown at Cabela’s.
NOV 8: For the Boutique Moschino cardigan Kate wore November 1st we offer the Embellished Pearl Button Cardigan ($25) as shown at Target. it has a feel of the Moschino. It is part of the retailer’s A New Day line that just launched. It turns out the collection has had a bumper crop of repliKates, perhaps one to keep an eye on. A big thank you to Lucy for suggesting the Target repliKate! To the right, the Bow Coverup Sweater ($34 – $44); it from the Karl Lagerfeld collection at Lord and Taylor.
OCT 29: We have a new option for the Goat Binky blouse, the Long Sleeve Tunic ($29.99) at Lands’ End; if you tuck it in it’s not a good stand-in for the original. On the right, a possible for the Philosophy Blazer, this is the Miller Double Breasted Blazer ($190) as shown at Reiss.
OCT 27: Here’s a fab repliKate for the Temperley Cypre top worn to a BBC Radio1 engagement in September 2017: it’s the Women’s Ruffle Any Day Pullover ($24.99) from the A New Day collection at Target. Our thanks to Julie on Twitter for the great tip!
JULY 24: For the striped top by Hugo Boss worn in Germany, we offer (l to r): this short sleeve version from Long Tall Sally ($25); the Gant Breton Stripe Boatneck Jumper (roughly $46, price changes by size) as as shown at Country House Outdoor; and Boden’s Breton Mariner in a men’s style ($55).
MAY 30: We have some options for Kate’s Breton stripe tops. Left to right: the J. Crew Factory Striped Boatneck ($16.95 & available in different colors); J. Crew’s Striped Boatneck T-Shirt ($29.50); and one at Net-a-Porter that looks very much like the one in the middle, J Crew’s Striped Boatneck Tee ($28).
MAY 8: For the blue gingham shirt by the Gap that Kate first wore in New Zealand, and then again last week, we offer these options in standard sizing: on the left, the Gingham Cotton Poplin Blouse ($58) at Brooks Brothers; in the center, the J Crew Boy Shirt in Crinkle Gingham ($59, but always check for promo codes at Crew); on the right, the Casual Studio Gingham Blouse ($26.97), we show it at Nordstrom Rack, with thanks to Janet E on the Facebook page for the tip!
APR 30: Two more RepliKate’s for the Temperley Cypre: on the left, the William Rast Christine Ruffle Peplum Top ($44.75), we show it at Dillard’s; our thanks to Janet E on the B page for this fab find. On the right, it is the Long Sleeve Lace Ruffle top ($90) as shown at Topshop.
APR 25: With a big ‘thank you’ to Natasha S for both of these great tips, we offer two repliKates for the Temperley Cypre Frilled Top worn to BBC Radio 1: below left, the Lacy Victoriana Frill Blouse ($105) by Monsoon; on the right, the R Studio Ruffled Openwork Jumper (£19.60) from La Redoute.
FEB 28: For the ‘Sparkle Tweed” jacket from Rebecca Taylor we offer: the Theory Ualana Tweed Jacket ($395) as shown at Neiman Marcus; the ‘Helene’ for Denim Wardrobe ($224), we show it at John Lewis (I don’t think this item can be shipped to the US); and the Sfizi Blazer ($224) at YOOX;
FEB 28: Also for the ‘Sparkle Tweed” jacket from Rebecca Taylor: the Joie Milligan Metallic Tweed Jacket ($378) as seen at Saks; in the middle we show the Lark & Ro Women’s Tweed Jacket ($80) at Amazon; on the far right, Stella McCartney’s Tweed Jacket ($488), as shown at The Outnet.
JAN 27: For the Grace Cashmere Jumper (aka sweater) Kate wore to a Scouts meeting that is by the Outnet’s house brand, Iris and Ink, we show the JD Williams Rollneck Jumper in gray marl ($26.49). It even has the slit at the cuffs the Iris & Ink sweater has! Thank you to Natasha for another stellar repliKate tip!
JAN 24: For the Gerard Darel ‘Josephine,’ this is the ‘Cara’ by Portmans (AUD$59.95, roughly $45 USD). Portmans will ship internationally. Our thanks to Michelle of Perths Fashion for the tip on this one!
DEC 14: For the Grace cashmere sweater by The Outnet house brand Iris and Ink, we offer the ASOS Soft Yarn Tunic with Turtleneck in gray ($28) below left, with thanks to Laura R on the Facebook page. (The better deal is the ASOS 2-pack: you get the gray, plus a navy stripe turtleneck, at the same price.) Below right we show the H&M Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater in ‘light gray melange’ ($119), with thanks to Family Cambridge on Twitter and on the FB page for the tip!
SEP 5: Even though this is not an inexpensive option, I thought I should share the re-issued LK Bennett version of the Jude jacket, now called the Judi jacket (£225, roughly $300). One FYI: at this point the pieces are only offered on the LK Bennett UK/International site, not on the US/CAN site. In case you haven’t seen the other pieces in the group, including a new version of Kate’s Davina dress, visit our Retail Roundup page here.
AUG 17: For the black cable knit sweater seen in Portsmouth in May, this is the Cotton Cashmere Cable Sweater ($29.90) as shown at Uniqlo. Thank you to Paige L on the Facebook page for this suggestion!
AUG 5: For the Reiss Vinnie blouse worn in February for the Young Minds Matter launch, this is the Next ‘Victorian’ blouse in the ‘raw’ colorway ($51). Our thanks to Gemma at Food, Fash & Fit for an outstanding repliKate!
JULY 5: For the J Crew ‘Tippi’ Breton stripe sweater seen in the Heads Together video, this is La Redoute’s Long-Sleeved Sailor Jumper, on sale for £21 (about $27 at today’s exchange rates). Thanks to Natasha for the tip on this one!
UPDATED DEC 29: The Armor Lux Classic Breton at Country Attire is now on sale,
£49.90, discounted to £37.46. The Maison Breton at Scotch and Soda remains $59; LL Bean’s French Sailor’s Shirt remains $29.95 with free shipping; the Classic Striped Tee in white with black stripes at Humble Chic is restocked and still priced at $38 & free shipping. DEC 29: Other options include (from left to right) Humble Chic’s Classic Striped Tee in royal/white, also $38; Boden’s Mariner’s Breton on sale for $40.60, we show it below left in the women’s Ivory with Black Stripe, $38; and the ‘Francois’ Nautical Long Sleeve Top by Amour Vert, still priced at $88, shown at Nordstrom.