What Did Kate Buy on Her Latest Solo Shopping Trip?

05/15/2012 at 11:00 AM ET

Kate Middleton
Courtesy French Connection; Inset: Bauer-Griffin

We know what Kate will be wearing this summer! The Duchess of Cambridge returned to one of her favorite London shopping spots — King’s Road — on Saturday, stopping by retailer Jaeger before popping into a nearby French Connection store. While there, she picked up a winter silk vest top (left, on sale in the U.K.) in the cool blue “Iceberg” hue.

“She was very polite. She keeps to herself,” a store employee tells PEOPLE. “She was chatting to one of my colleagues in the fitting room, asking her opinion about something.”

The sales clerk noticed two men with the Duchess — bodyguards, perhaps — but says onlookers left her alone. “Some customers did notice her, although I didn’t at first,” the clerk adds.

After trying the top in two sizes — “She didn’t ask anyone to fetch it for her, she just seemed to want to be low key,” the employee says — the Duchess paid and left the store. “She was very cheery, very smiley,” the clerk shares.

Days before her April 2011 wedding, Kate visited the same stretch of shops, grabbing honeymoon-appropriate dresses at Warehouse and Banana Republic. In February, she returned to the area for an appointment at one of her favorite spots, the Richard Ward hair salon. Her casual shopping trip comes on the heels of a very glamorous week of London events.

–Reporting by Monique Jessen

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sally on

Love that she buys items on sale, and you get to post about them!

Ashley on

Yes, if you don’t have a proper job and no income..you have to buy sale items^^

Sarafina on

That top is cute. It’s loose-fitting…good enough for an early pregnancy! *nudge nudge wink wink*

Jon on

Very pretty, Kate has very good taste!

Lori on

Sally and Ashley, when it says the top is “on sale in the UK” it means the top is being sold in the UK (as opposed to other countries), not that the top is being sold at a discounted price. Its still full price. Its just telling you where you can buy it.

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Cristene on

I think Sally and Asley are right, the top is “on sale”. For just being sold it would be “for sale” in the UK. And after looking at the site the top is indeed on sale (at discounted price). :)
It’s actually not too expensive for French Connection.

sally on

Thanks Lori, if you check out the French connection site, it says it is currently on SALE!

MB on

She seems so down to earth and so sweet! I really can’t picture her telling someone to go “fetch” something for her, unless she’s talking to Lupo!

DEBBIE on

OMG You people who cares if the top is on sale or a sale item!!! what is wrong with you nothing better to do!!!!!

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