Marylebone isn’t the first place you think of when you want to shop like Kate in London, and as far as we know, she’s never been spotted there. But as far as out of the way shopping spots go, this is easy to get to but still feels very removed from the hustle and bustle of places like Oxford Circus (and it’s just a short walk from Oxford Street north to reach Marylebone High Street). With a small selection of Kate-approved brands, there’s loads of replikate shopping to be done here too!
First of all, there’s a branch of Emma Bridgewater right on the high street – we know Kate loves the brand, and Emma Bridgewater has produced many items either in support of Kate’s charities or to celebrate weddings and births for the royal family!
Where would a Kate-related shopping trip be without an L.K. Bennett? There are scores of branches through London and the rest of the UK, so it’s not surprising that Marylebone has its own! Pop in there to pick up some Fern heels and a Nina bag in Trench, and peruse the racks wondering which item Kate might pick for her next engagement…
Don’t forget that June is when the sales start, and nip in to see which bargains the thrifty Duchess might have nabbed now!
You might also want to drop into J.Crew – Kate was most recently spotted wearing a gorgeous striped jumper from the brand. However, I can’t say that this shop is a bargainista’s best friend – the UK prices are far higher than the US equivalent, so if you’re a US Kate-fan, rest assured that this is one area where you have an advantage over us Brits!
Here’s a shop that would generate headlines across the world if Kate was spotted shopping there – Seraphine, the store that specialises in luxury maternity wear. Kate’s purchased several of the brand’s coats and dresses, and many of them are suitable for use during and after pregnancy, so even if you’re not planning a princess or prince of your own, you can still drop in and take a look through the range.
Another ubiquitous high street store for Kate fans is Links of London. It’s been a while since Kate was seen in anything new from the brand, but the old favourite Hope Egg earrings and Effervescence Bubble Drop Earrings are always available. The shop is also famous for its friendship bracelets and charms, so take a look and see if you can pick up some souvenirs!
Kate’s shopped at The White Company before for gifts and to pick up children’s clothing. The brand specialises in comfy luxe loungewear, luxury gifts, candles and other similar items, so if you’re after a treat or a pick me up, this is a wonderful place to visit.
Kate’s not been pictured wearing any items from Sweaty Betty, but we know she’s been spotted browsing their lines, and we also know her sister Pippa is a fan, having been spotted wearing Sweaty Betty items on numerous occasions. This British brand is famous for their yoga gear, and also carry a large range of items for a variety of different spots. You can pick up cool sports bras and colourful trainers here too, and you can even take part in free classes!
And where would we be without a branch of Whistles, described as a brand for ‘yummy mummys’ which has branched out into cleaner lines since. A high-end high street store, head to Whistles for expensive, structured basics with quirky details that sets them apart from the crowd.
Another great thing about Marylebone is its great cafes, full of healthy options and organic produce. You’ll be spoilt for choice when you come to take a break from your hard work shopping! (I recommend the Daylesford Organic Farm Shop and Cafe – read my review here).
If you’re out and about in London and fancy a small shopping trip, Marylebone is the place to go. Wander up from Oxford Street, stop in a cafe and do some window shopping, then continue walking north to get to Regent’s Park – and bask in the sun (if there is any!)