The princess-in-waiting with the sapphire engagement ring has been spotted in the trendy London boutique, Accessorize. A DC on Heels source says she was perusing down the aisle of fascinators, a whimsical type of headband that can be found atop the heads of only the most daring fashionistas.
The boutique started out in London as an accessory line, but quickly expanded in 1984 into the retail market, offering an array costume jewelry, trinkets, handbags, hats and Union Jack-themed merchandise in a brick & mortar store environment.
With its own in-house design team, Accessorize saw exponential growth in the 1990s and expanded to include more than 300 stores across England (800 around the world). Finally, in May of 2010 they forgave us Yanks for that whole Tea Party thing (the 1773 Boston one, not the recent Sarah Palin one) and ventured across the pond to open their first American-based store in Washington’s Union Station.
I recently visited the Accessorize boutique on Capitol Hill in a delirious search for my invitation from Prince William to the royal nupituals… only to find a whole bunch of cute thingamabobs instead.
Are you planning on attending a royal wedding watch party on April 29, and if so will you be rocking a Union Jack accessory?
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