You Won't Believe Where Kate Middleton Picked Up Fall's Hottest Trend

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Kate Middleton at The Royal Marsden Hospital
Don't think I haven't noticed that the world has been woefully understocked with Kate Middleton information lately. And don't think that I haven't been displeased. Every other celebrity is just so boring now when compared to her. And their hair seems so drab and dull.

Lucky for us, though, Duchess Catherine has made a few outings lately. Most recently she was spotted at the opening of the Oak Centre for Children and Young People at The Royal Marsden Hospital, a $28 million children's cancer center, where she wore a gorgeous ivory Amanda Wakeley sculpted felt dress and, of course, her favorite LK Bennett nude pumps.

But before that, she was spotted somewhere else. Somewhere less regal. Somewhere ... you or I might shop. And she was stocking up on one of fall's trends. And she uses coupons!


A few days earlier, the future Queen of England made an unannounced pop-in at Topshop -- the British retail chain store that most recently opened a store in New York. Think more expensive and hip than H&M. But definitely not designer prices.

Kate walked in just before the store closed and grabbed a knee-length pencil polka-dot skirt in teal (available in the U.K. only -- and told you polka dots were in!), a cobalt-blue boucle jacket with velvet trim, and a small pair of gold-effect leaf earrings for just $10 and change. She went into the fitting room like everybody else, and she waited in line like everybody else. When she paid, an onlooker noticed that her wallet was full of rewards cards to get discounts at stores. She said, "I saw all her rewards cards [to accumulate points at stores] she carries. She had to shift through them to find her Visa card." Let's see ... walks in unannounced, waits in line, and uses rewards cards despite being royalty. Could she possibly be any more down-to-earth?

I love that Kate did this -- and I really love that she was buying a fall trend at Topshop when she could have easily phoned up any designer. Now let's all just wait for that skirt and jacket to sell out at Topshop. If they haven't already.

How cool is this?


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