Kate Steps Out for Some Retail Therapy


Just hours before Kate attended a charity dinner for Action on Addiction at Kensington Palace, she stepped out for a little retail therapy.


The Duchess of Cambridge was spotted in Chelsea, accompanied by a protection officer, where she stopped into a Zara Home Store to pick up some home wares, no doubt to furnish her new home at Kensington Palace.


 Jack Wills
Mint Velvet
Kate dressed casually in navy skinny jeans by Zara and wore a white, silk floral-print Jack Wills ‘Debarn’ blouse (2012 collection and sold out. Originally retailed for $99) under a white cardigan. Completing her outfit, the Duchess wore her Mint Velvet Plimsolls and carried her Mulberry bag.

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 Kiki McDonough

She accessorized her outfit with a long gold charm necklace (looks like a new necklace – possibly a push present – I will update if I get further info) and her Kiki McDonough citrine drop earrings. Kate swept her long brunette hair into a ponytail.

Additional Details
People Magazine has shared some additional details about what Kate bought.
Store employees reported that the Duchess bought oval serving dishes, which come decorated with either cockatoos or parrots, and retail for £29.99 each.
Update  2/15/2014
‘choukii75’ on Ebay
Kate’s cardigan has been ID’ed! Thanks to ‘choukii75’ on Ebay, we now know the Duchess is wearing a white, cashmere button down cardigan by Zara. It is from a previous season and no longer available.
Update 2/17/2014
Merci Maman
Thanks to Hello! Magazine, the Duchess’ charm necklace has been ID’ed! It is ‘The Duchess Necklace’ by Merci Maman. It was gifted to her by Pippa Middleton to celebrate the July birth of Prince George.
 Kate’s necklace features 3 charms suspended from a gold plated long chain:  a mini heart engraved with W representing Prince William,  a disc with her baby son’s full name George Alexander Louis, and a sweet little boy charm.
· 18ct gold plate or sterling silver 925.
· Two chain lengths: 80cm or 45cm.
· Charms measure 1x1cm (mini heart), 2x2cm (disc), 1.5x1cm (boy, girl).
· Engraved by hand in our London studio.
· Includes double-sided French cursive engraving.

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