Friday, 25 November 2016

Black Friday: Exclusive Discount Codes & Kate Favourites on Sale!

We're back with our annual bumper Black Friday round up post, including exclusive discount codes from several brands, where to get the best bargains on pieces worn by the Duchess of Cambridge, and brands she favours.

First up, the lovely folks at have had a busy year. The luxury accessories brand successfully launched a fantastic new website and added an abundance of classic pieces to their collections. To mark Black Friday they are offering 20% off sitewide + an additional 10% off with exclusive code HRH10 They are also offering Free UK Delivery and Free International Delivery on orders over £100.

One of their newest items in stock will undoubtedly be familiar to fans of the Duchess: the very chic Bow Gloves now available to purchase in navy. Made in Italy, they are described as: "Short navy blue cocktail gloves with an elegant and pristine side bow at the wrist. Made from satin lycra the gloves are stretchy ensuring a snug flattering fit."

Below we see the Duchess wearing her navy bow gloves at the Place2Be forum and carrying them at the service of commemoration at St Paul's Cathedral in 2015.

The short satin lycra gloves also come in black and ivory. They are very elegant and comfortable to wear; there's something quite Downton Abbey about the ivory pair.

The Duchess also owns the gloves in black, electing to wear them on a number of occasions including a visit to New York, an engagement with Child Bereavement UK and Remembrance Sunday.

A silk scarf makes for an excellent stocking filler or an incredibly wearable addition to one's own wardrobe, especially when teamed with a little black dress for the Christmas party season. Let's take a look at the Brown Leopard Print Silk and Merino Wool Scarf, a warm and ultra soft piece in tones of chocolate, coffee and copper. We also see the striking Black to Ivory Cashmere and Silk Wrap and the vibrant Fuchsia Rose Cashmere and Silk Wrap.

The Black Swarovski Crystal Scattered Wrap is a beautiful evening scarf embellished with fine Swarovski crystals. A more colourful evening option is the very autumnal-looking Caramel, Sand and Orange Gossamer Cashere Shawl. Both pieces are quite large and drape in cascading folds when worn over the shoulders.

The cape is absolutely everywhere this season, offering a warm yet stylish finish to any outfit. They work particularly well worn with chunky knits, jeans and boots. Below, the Latte Cashmere Cape, the Camel and Black Double Sided Cape and the Silver Grey Cashmere Swagger Cape.

I'm loving the colours of the Geometric Cashmere and Wool Poncho and Burgundy Knitted Cashmere Poncho. Made in Italy, the craftsmanship and quality is excellent.

The Black Cashmere Sleeved Poncho Sweater with Snood is an incredibly versatile piece. The black poncho, designed for a loose fit, has a round neck and fitted rib knit sleeves. The separate matching rib knit snood or collar can be worn to create a roll neck look or to feature as a collar revealing part of the neck. The snood can also be worn with other tops. It also comes in navy and grey.
Cosy hats and gloves include the Navy Blue Cashmere and Pom Pom Beret, the Nutmeg Brown Beanie Hat, the Black and Ivory Houndstooth Beanie, the Black Cashmere Gloves, Light Grey Cashmere Mittens and Long Navy Wrist Warmers.

The Jewellery Collection offers artisan chainmail pieces inspired by armour of old to skillfully-crafted mesh jewellery from Indonesia. I particularly like the Sophia Sterling Silver and Pearl Choker, the Gabriella Triple Strand Sterling Silver Necklace and the Miranda Tahitian Black Pearl Drop Earrings.

If searching for gifting options, there's a very nice range of bags and purses as well as luxurious home fragrances, including candles, room diffusers and lotions.

Not forgetting our male readers, there's an array of accessories and gifting options on the men's section of the website. Below, the Black and Tan Leather Driving Gloves, the Navy and Red Polka Dot Cashmere Pocket Square, the Como Italian Silk Tie, and the Black Crocodile Print Leather Belt.

I know quite a few of our readers are fans of Azuni Jewellery. Founder and designer Ashley Marshall continues to design unique and varied pieces at incredibly affordable prices. To mark Black Friday weekend they are offering 25% off sitewide.

Kate's much-loved £25 Athena Small Stone Drop Earrings remain available in a number of gemstone colours. The drop stud earrings come with a 24kt gold finish. A larger version of the Athena earrings is available in Kate's Aqua Chalcedony here.

Kate's earrings come from the Athena Collection which is described as "a journey of reinventing an ancient past. This timeless collection of elegant pieces are hand-textured with a soft matte finish in 24kt gold, empowered with vibrant semi-precious gemstones".  The 'Nailah' Gemstone Drop Earrings have traded in the Hammered Coin for a brushed faceted geometric stud, with the gemstone itself set within a 24kt gold finish.


A selection of string pieces sure to add a vibrant finish to any look include the Athena Drop Stone Necklace in silver turquoise, the Athena Two Strand Bracelet with Teardrop Gemstone in lolite with Silver, the Athena Gold Plated Tassel Bracelet, Athena Fuchsia and Silver Brushed Drop Earrings, the Alaya Gemstone Earrings and the Athena Alexia Square Gemstone Bangle.


Below, pieces from the Stellar Collection. The sparkling collection is being discontinued soon, so it's a last chance to get a piece. Below the Pave Coin Gold Plated Silver Necklace, the Textured Sunrise Ring and the Teardrop Hoop Pave Earrings.



StyleRocks are offering readers a complimentary second chain for all sterling silver russian ring necklaces. Simply enter HRHDUCHESSKATE at checkout, and note which length you would like for your complimentary chain. Below, the very popular Russian Rings Charlotte Necklace as worn by Cate Blanchett. The rings can be engraved with personal messages or names, making a fantastic gift.

The brand recently launched their new Luxe Collection: "A fusion of elegance and versatility, innovation and sophistication. Designed to be worn night and day, work and play." Several of the standout pieces in the collection include the Diamond Raindrops Ring, the beautiful Diamond Woven Earrings in 9 Carat White Gold, the Rainbow Gemstone Glass Pendant and the Rainbow Gemstone Glass Ring.


FYI: if you wish to place a Christmas order with StyleRocks the 2nd of December is the last date for guaranteed Christmas delivery.


Moving on to savings and bargains available throughout the weekend at Kate's favourite retailers and how to snag items she's worn at a discounted price. Net-A-Porter are offering up to 50% off across a range of their lines. Items worn by the Duchess include the Roland Mouret Ella Gown (reduced by 30%) and the Saloni Mary Flocked Chiffon Gown (reduced by 50%).

John Lewis are offering 20% off a number of Kate favourites most notably Kate's new L. K. Bennett Cersei Dress (reduced from £375 to £300). The very popular Sledge Pumps, Fern Court Shoes, Floret Pumps and Nina Clutch are all 20% off too. Similarly L.K. Bennett are offering 20% off everything with code Black20 at checkout. As with John Lewis, items in stock include the Cersei Dress and the L.K. Bennett Addison Dress Kate wore when the royals hosted the Obamas. L. K. Bennett's US website is discounting orders over $250 by 30% with code SAVE30.

Kate's black Preen Finella Dress is reduced from $1,209 to $604 at Farfetch.


The Dune London Toulon Boots Kate wore in Vogue are reduced from £140 to £98 and their Karley Wedges (the updated imperia) are discounted from £60 to £48 in several colours and £18 in cream.

Dune London

Neiman Marcus are offering up to 40% off across a number of lines and $50 off any $200 purchase with code Thankful. The code is applicable to a number of Kate's Kiki McDonough earrings. Below, Kate's Kiki Grace Earrings and Citrine Pear-Drop Earrings.

Neiman Marcus

Nordstrom are offering significant savings, including a sizeable discount off Kate's Kate Spade Encore Rose Tie Neck Pleat Chiffon Dress. It is reduced from $498 to $239.

Really Wild Clothing are discounting their tweed clothing by 25%. There are a number of gorgeous heritage-inspired coats including the Portman Coat, Downton Coat and the Aston Coat.

Really Wild Clothing

The Kate Quartz Necklace Kate co-designer with Claudia Bradby is reduced by 40%.

Claudia Bradby

Kate's Me+Em Breton Tops are reduced from £48 to £33.

Beulah London are offering 20% off selected items (the discount will be automatically applied at the checkout). Kate's Juliet gown remains in stock in very limited sizes. For those interested it's a good opportunity to get the gown at a reduced price.

Beulah London

ShopBop's Buy More Save More sale includes an array of brands favoured by the Duchess. Use the code GOBIG16 to avail.

Bobbi Brown are giving a free holiday gift set with all orders over $50. (UPDATE: they are now offering 20% off any order).

Other sales opportunities which may be of interest:

We'll update the list should any more deals at Kate brands crop up. Please feel free to share any bargains you see in the comments section. With a special thank you to, Azuni and StyleRocks for sharing exclusive discount codes. Hope all our readers across the pond had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday.


  1. The Azuni code BFF25 doesn't work for me :(

    1. Hello Frith,

      I checked with Azuni and the sale is now sitewide so that 25% discount should be applied automatically :)

  2. THANK YOU CHARLOTTE. You have given us a sale extravaganza. 🎉 Great Job. HO HO HO

  3. that we can actually purchase the Preen dress that Kate wore is amazing to me. It isn't bespoke. It isn't designer prices but it sure looks like it AND it is on sale. yay

    1. bluhare, are you listening? :+)

  4. Hi Charlotte, can't see the 30% off on the Onyx pair the Duchess wore at Monica Vinader, it seems that only a few items are selected...
    Could you please check?

  5. Hello Sophie,

    You are spot on. It seems Kate's earrings are not included today. Thank you very much for letting me know!

  6. Look at that look on George's face in the Breton photo on the right, above. classic. What WAS he thinking?

    1. That expression of George's is the most onery thing I have seen in a long time. wowsa. His expression is almost cartoonish. Can't you just hear his thoughts? lol His other expression is significant also (but not as "classic" as the other for sure). I hope Kate got a copy of those. I have yet to see that expression on anyone else. The previous birthday photos of him sitting on the steps in his little navy blue sweater are noteworthy also. He definitely is George of Many Expressions. I also loved his expression when he was shaking hands with President Obama.

  7. I'm not shopper, but I can still enjoy your colorful, nicely laid out presentation. :+)

    1. Same with me. I especially like the scarves, shawls and ponchos. Just going through the pictures gives me pleasure :)

  8. Thanks Charlotte. I ordered the beautiful Bow Gloves. Excited to get them!

  9. enjoy, Tedi. Those are quintessentially beautiful.

    1. The gloves are definitely on my list. I really like the portman coat also. About five of the Claudia Bradby bracelets and many of the Style Rocks pieces.
      Dear Santa............

  10. Oh i love the duchess earings there are beautful and thank you. Charlotte for giving as codes

  11. Tammy from California26 November 2016 at 17:34

    Charlotte, you are amazing! Thank you for all of this information! SWAK

  12. Not to be off topic but, if anyone is interested in getting a fuller perspective on Harry's girlfriend, Meghan, there is a very thorough and unbiased article done by Rebecca English in the Daily Mail, 10/30/16, "The Los Angeles Divorcee....". Perhaps Harry has a winner in Meghan, after all. (There are also many interviews with Meghan on You Tube, i.e. The Today Show, PopSugar, Larry King, etc.). And no, I am not her agent, lol.

  13. Meghan also has a lifestyle blog called the Tig. She interviews various famous chefs and celebrities, gives travel information, fashion advice. She said that one evening while sipping her favorite wine, Tignanello, she had an epiphany about life (wine does that, lol) and the directions she wanted to take with her life. And so, she decided to manifest that epiphany, in part, through a blog called "Tig". I agree, 14:26, Harry perhaps does have a winner in Meghan, if, Meghan can adapt to the guidelines of the monarchy/Royal Family. It would be a good platform for her and quite an adventure if she can. I think she and Harry can a lot of fun together. They are both happy, outgoing, creative, upbeat and caring people.

  14. William and Kate attended memorial services for the Duke of Westminster today.

  15. Hi there,
    What's happening with Kate? Any speculation? I feel like she hasn't been attending many events since the tour, and now missing the EACH just seems odd to me. I'm curious to know what other fans are thinking.

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