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Kate's fashion sense boosts UK's economy

fashion-and-trends Updated: Jan 10, 2012 19:46 IST

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We all know that Duchess of Cambridge is a trend-setter. But the fact that Kate has pumped a whopping £1 billion into the UK economy, is a feat unto itself. Retail experts have reportedly calculated women to be spending an average of £250 on Kate's dress lookalikes.

We always knew the Duchess of Cambridge was a trend-setter but to an extent that she pumps a whopping £1 billion into the UK economy! Retail experts have reportedly calculated women to be spending an average of £250 on Kate's dress lookalikes.

The Duchess has not only increased the sales of dresses but even shoes, jewellery and other fashion accessories, reports The Sun.



KateRight from her nude heels and her fancy headgears to her conservative hairstyle and even the sapphire ring, the Duchess' style is definitely a rage. In fact, even the sales of chocolate brown hair dye has gone up by 12 percent! Ever since her wedding to Prince William, there has been a tremendous demand for her dressing styles.

Lisa Bond, marketing director at fashion chain Peacocks told the Sun: "The appeal of our new princess is turning the nation into Kate watchers."

Consumer analyst Alexandra Richmond added saying, Kate's look has something to appeal to everyone.

The report does not come as a surprise, considering most of Kate's dresses get sold out hours within her being spotted in it.