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Duchess Kate's tweed suit reissued by Rebecca Taylor

It's no secret that whatever Duchess Kate is seen wearing - whether high street or designer, dress, bag, shoe or fascinator - it is guaranteed to become an instant sell-out.

Admirers of the blue tweed Rebecca Taylor suit that Kate wore to a reception in London last week, may have noticed that this too suffered such a fate - having been available to buy online at US store Bergdorf Goodman that morning, but selling out by the end of the day.

Duchess Kate in a tweed Rebecca Taylor suitDuchess Kate wearing her Rebecca Taylor suit at Goldsmith's Hall in London last week. Photo: PA

Well now the smart people behind the Rebecca Taylor brand have decided to reissue the past season suit in order to cater for all the royal copycats (or copy-Kates), with both the skirt and jacket reappearing on the designer's official website earlier today (with a special notice flagging it up on the homepage, no less.)

Duchess Kate's Rebecca Taylor suit available to buy onlineThe Rebecca Taylor Tweed jacket, $450, and Tweed skirt, $265, as seen on the Duchess. Photos: rebeccataylor.com

Hmm. We're on the fence with this one, but what do you think? Hurrah to a brand recognising what the public wants and giving it to them? Or boo to a brand cashing in on a opportunity to sell old season stock at full price?

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Shop the jacket and skirt online now at rebeccataylor.com.

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