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EBay names Britain’s Kate this year’s top fashion influencer

Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, visits the Sayers Croft Forest School and Wildlife Garden in London on Oct. 2.

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Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, has taken the crown as this year’s top style influencer, according to eBay’s annual UK retail report released last month. She outshone Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, and had the biggest impact on shopping habits. Princess Charlotte, who was at the top spot last year, came third.

Throughout the year, Kate’s favorite fashion choices such as Alexander McQueen, Jenny Packham and Seraphine saw a 20 percent surge in searches. And unlike Meghan, she was praised for often wearing her old clothes repeatedly in public — including a pair of boots she was wearing 14 years ago when she was in college.

Kate’s ability to recycle her wardrobe comes in stark contrast to waste in the fashion industry. Not long ago, luxury brand Burberry was condemned for burning 28.6 million pounds (about NT$1.1 billion) worth of unsold clothes and accessories in the past year to “protect its brand.” The British company was forced last month to stop destroying unsold goods and using real fur following the backlash.

(Eddy Chang, Taipei Times)


在過去一年,凱特王妃的愛牌像是Alexander McQueen、Jenny Packham、Seraphine等,搜尋量都飆升百分之二十。和梅根王妃不同的是,她還因為經常公開地重複穿著舊衣而受到讚賞——包括一雙她十四年前在大學時代穿的舊靴子。




1. influencer n.


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2. retail adj.


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3. impact n.


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4. contrast n.


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5. luxury adj.


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