Kate Middleton, The Duchess of Cambridge in Topshop

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Kate Middleton in a Polka Dot Topshop Dress

Kate Middleton set off a buying frenzy for a low priced Topshop dress when she stepped out in it earlier this week. She really is the royal Recessionista. The princess has bought high street brands before and off the rack frocks, but this is the first time I’ve seen in her something under $100.00.  The dress is very cute, and naturally, Topshop sold out in immediately after the Duchess of Cambridge wore the dress.  You might still be able to find the dress at a Topshop store, although it is sold out online.

Topshop  Polka Dot Dress

Topshop’s Tall Polka Dot Dress sold out

Like Princess Diana before here, Kate Middleton continues to be the best marketing for British fashions.


Since 2008, Mary Hall has been the author of The Recessionista Blog, which is read by thousands of regular readers in over 160 countries. An internationally recognized expert on the art of the living the good life for less, she has been a commentator on local, national, and international radio and TV shows. Her advice has been featured in over 2,000 media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, Life & Style magazine, ABC News, NBC News and now The Huffington Post, among many others.