After the wonderful, and very eagle-eyed Brittany (@Perfect_Sinner) brought these Barratts navy pumps to my attention, I just had to find out if they’re the same pair as Kate had worn in Canada this week.
Originally, the Kate style community thought she had donned her Prada shoes once again (the ones from the Waley-Cohen wedding and worn during Day two’s celebrations in Ottawa), but it turns out these blue heels are actually different. Kate wore these suede blue shoes with her Sarah Burton pencil dress in Charlottetown and then on the same day again when she alighted the plane at Yellowknife.
So, when my high-res images of Kate in Charlottetown landed from the very kind CTC, I made the following collage in the hopes of finding out if Brittany is correct:
The shoes, as you can see, are uncannily similar. The colour is also very close, especially if you consider that colours always photograph differently in natural light compared to studio light, plus most press pictures will go through some post-processing (photoshop usually) too.
The heels appear to be similar heights on both pairs of shoe, the shapes are VERY close, if not the same, and the soles on both appear dark – though it is hard to tell exactly from these pictures.
My only criticsm is the shape of the top of the heel: Kate’s heel appears to go straight down, but the Barratts’ pair seems a little indented. It’s hard to tell for sure with the different angles the shoe has been photographed at.
I have emailed Barratts and await their response.
Would Kate shop in Barratts?
Understandably, you may question whether or not Kate would buy a £35/40 pair of shoes from Barratts, as our Kate has a penchant for slightly more ‘high end’ shoes from places such as L.K. Bennett and Prada. Even the recent pair she wore from high street store Hobbs were originally £135. However, it is arguable that Kate purchased the pumps elsewhere as many places do stock Barratts now. For example, high street shop Wallis now sell Barratts shoes (as do Debenhams also). So if you can’t see her popping into her local Barratts buying shoes, this may hold the key.
Steal Kate’s Style:
Even if it turns out that this isn’t the shoe, at £35 it is a brilliant alternative. And a bargain!