Friday, 26 November 2021

Black Friday: Exclusive Discount from Luxury Accessories Brand & Savings on Kate's Loved Pieces

Hello and Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends across the pond celebrating. It's time for our annual Black Friday post, with an exclusive discount and sales and savings opportunities on items worn by the Duchess of Cambridge, not to mention gifting suggestions for the festive season!

Our friends at luxury British accessories brand are offering Duchess Kate Blog readers 30% off their orders until Tuesday 30th November. 20% will be applied automatically, and an additional 10% by entering BFX10 at the checkout.

Founded fifteen years ago to create timeless collections and from a love of black, earth and soft tones, the brand has grown significantly since. After expanding to include vibrant colours and a larger offering of hues, styles and fabrics, it's been an exciting journey for the family-run team. Paula Reeves was inspired after a trip to India where she became immersed in the beauty of artisan skills and the intricacy of crafting ring shawls. With her son Toby Logue joining the business, the duo have led the brand through very exciting years, delivering quality pieces and dedicated customer service as their keystone.

More on the background of the brand from Paula Reeves:

'The acronym BLACK, representing Black Luxury Accessories Crafted & Keenly Priced has been our watchword when sourcing products and selecting companies with which to work. Most often we gravitate to family businesses with whom trust and partnerships enable fruitful relationships to thrive.

Our selection criterion is based on luxury that lasts, not fashion that fades. With cashmere ring shawls as the cornerstone, we have built up superb collections of luxury accessories and gifts for men and women balancing classic, timeless styles with chic contemporary designs, all expertly crafted.'

Made in Kashmir, the Classic Cream Cashmere Shawl is pictured beside the Multi Toned Pure Pashmina Cashmere Ring Stole in bands of sage, tea rose, denim, ochre mulberry and ecru. Both pieces are hand spun and hand woven, with the signature of the artisan who created it embroidered in the corner.

Paula penned an excellent blog on her visits to Kashmir, experiencing the historic production method first hand. "Witnessing the skill and artistry at first hand it becomes clear that the Kashmiri ring shawl is a work of art. I ceased to think of it as an accessory or garment and quickly came to judge it as an investment piece and even an heirloom. The processes involved in producing them are awe - inspiring . The shawls are entirely hand made as the pashmina fibre used (you never hear the locals use the word cashmere...deemed to be of lesser quality and fineness) is so fine that a machine would break it."

The Postbox Red Cashmere Shawl is handwoven from the finest cashmere yarn.

One of the most interesting changes has been Black By Design -- unique, exclusive pieces. Inspired by winter blooms and foliage, the Winter Trilogy Scarves are striking cashmere and silk scarves with seasonal floral designs, winters roses, rich greens and winter amaryllis against a black background.

Below the Winter Red wrap.

Another elegant piece exclusive to the brand -- the Japanese Trilogy -- Mount Fuji Cashmere and Silk Wrap: "In neutral tones of grey white and black, the scene depicts two birds perched on branches in front of a snow covered Mount Fuji. The red sun adds a dramatic splash of colour with the tramline grey borders a chic finishing touch. The perfect all seasons wrap, it is soft to the touch and warm."

A staple accessory in many closets -- animal print scarves in Brown Leopard, Navy Leopard and Black Leopard. The cashmere and silk scarves can be worn as shawls or evening sarongs. They are finished with short fringing.

The popular scarves in Hot Pink and Violet.

Part of sourcing quality pieces stems from meeting the most talented craftspeople all over the world. Paula and Toby have been fortunate to find a family run glove-making business in Naples. Together they have created a fabulous selection of gloves for both the women's and men's collections. Below, the Cashmere Lined Quilted Gloves and Quilted Gloves with Zipper Detail.

The Black team revealed: "We search the world for the very best glove makers: a search that always finds the best in Italy and we work regularly with some excellent Italian companies year after year. Last year we added another string to our bow to relieve our suppliers of some of the production strains caused by the pandemic."

Channel the one and only Princess Grace with a stylish pair of driving gloves.

The Burgundy Cashmere Beret and Blue Chunky Rib Knit Cashmere Beanie are colourful winter warmer options.

The Swarovski navy wrap is adorned with real Swarovski crystals.

Not forgetting our male readers, the men's collection is filled with dapper accessories.

Made in Italy, the Black Knitted Tie and Adelfia Polka Dot Scarf.

You can add professional gift wrapping to orders. Your pieces will be wrapped in tissue, a fabric pouch and a gift box tied with a ribbon. You can add a personalised message, too.

A reminder to enter BFX10 at the checkout if purchasing items.

Other points of interest:
  • Date -- Until Tuesday 30th November 
  • UK Delivery -- Free UK shipping over £85
  • International Shipping -- Free over £125
  • Extended returns and exchanges until 31 January 2022.
  • Delivery time to the US is presently 5-7 working days.


Take 10% off at Really Wild Clothing's Archive Collection with discount code BLACK10. Below, the Duchess' much-loved Spanish Boots in Chocolate Suede. The heeled version are discounted from £325 to £195.

Kate's Monica Vinader Siren Wire earrings are reduced by 25% at Nordstrom.

Kate's DeMellier London Nano Montreal bag is discounted by 20% with code BF20.

Kate's Missoma Mini Pyramid Charm Hoop Earrings are reduced to $82.50.

Kate's Orelia Chain Huggie Hoop earrings are discounted by 25%.

The Duchess' Astley Clarke Round Lapis Necklace is reduced from £160 to £128.

Kate's L.K. Bennett Milly Nude Leather Handbag is reduced from £229 to £183.

Bobbi Brown is offering 30% off sitewide and a gift with orders over $75.

The Hobbs London Tilda coat and Lara rollneck sweater Kate wore on Wednesday are both discounted by 25%.

A longtime fellow blogger and talented lady, Patricia Watts, has started her own online shop called My Holiday Name. In memory of her grandmother and the incredibly close bond they shared, Patricia was inspired to offer an array of personalised items and gifts for Christmas. She tells me it's truly been "a labour of love". Click here to visit the website. Take 10% off with the discount code HRH10.

Please feel free to add any additional Kate-related discounts you find in the comments section. With just days until December, I do hope we see several festive engagements over the next week or two.


  1. Sarah from Calif.26 November 2021 at 04:35

    Oh love this! A lovely collection of clothes and accessories! Thank you Charlotte, you are the best!

  2. Very nice pieces, really have to look closer at the pieces offered. Really something to think about. Thanks for showing them.

  3. If I could I would buy a lot. What a great collection these scarf are just great. Thank you for showing them. What a temptation.

  4. There are some beautiful scarves here! And the photo of Kate wearing her Monica Vinader Siren Wire earrings is just how beautiful she is -- I understand wanting to experiment but I hope she goes back to that look. It really can't be improved upon! Allison in US

  5. Thank you Charlotte for all your work! I have ordered a few scarves in the past from Black & Co., and they are worth the investment. I ordered a beautiful black and grey which is my staple during winter and it came packaged in the black and white houndstooth cloth envelope!!!! That is the extent of my buying spree, but I felt very luxurious!!

  6. I've always loved those Missoma earrings! 😍

  7. Thank you for this. I have collected a few pieces from over my years reading this lovely blog, they are truly timeless, warm but never sweltering and ultra soft! It’s a good time to shop!
    Royal 👑 Watcher


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