Kate Middleton's favourite, LK Bennett, is heading to New York!
New Yorkers who are fans of Kate Middleton's style will no doubt be pleased as punch to hear the news that one her favourite labels, LK Bennett, is heading to the Big Apple this summer. With stores already based in Atlanta, Chicago and Houston, now the British mid-price fashion brand is set to open a new location in New York's Columbus Circle neighbourhood.
As we all know, LK Bennett just happens to be one of the Duchess of Cambridge's most loved labels. Just last week she had fashion followers swooning after she stepped out in an LK Bennett teal-coloured dress and jacket ensemble while on an official outing with the Queen in Leicester. Over recent months we have also regularly seen Kate wear various shoe styles from the label including a pair of black wedges which were reissued when she was snapped wearing them on the day after her wedding.
Up until now US shoppers have been buying up LK Bennett at Nordstroms, however thanks to a brand new store in New York they will soon have access to the full range including clothing, shoes and handbags. As for the rest of America, well it seems more stores are on the cards with Robert Bensoussan, LK Bennett's executive chairman, predicting a further expansion of the company.
"We think we could go to 20 stores in the US very quickly," he told the Financial Times.
Thanks to the Duchess's continued support of the label, Bensoussan says the company has seen a 17 per cent rise in sales last year. While online sales have improved by a whopping 100 per cent year on year. There is no doubt about it, whatever Kate touches truly does turn to gold.
[via Daily Mail]