Kate Middleton's penchant for teeny bags could be set to see bag designers downsize their next collections...
When it comes to arm-candy it's a case of smaller is better for Kate Middleton. Think the Duchess of Cambridge and as well as bouncy curls, shapely shifts and patent heels, she's synonymous with compact clutches. Of late, they've became the perfect baby framing tool, as Ms Middleton has taken to clasping them beneath her growing bump.
There are few things done by Kate Middleton in the wardrobe department that don't filter down, and as well as no doubt causing a sell-out on many of the cute clutches she's been pictured with, it seems the Kate effect has had a sway all the way back to the design process.
Handbag designer Lulu Guiness explains: “If [Kate]'s done anything for the handbag, it’s the fact that she wears small clutch bags.
“Personally, I am making my clutch bags smaller next season, so they’re more delicate and ladylike, and that’s to do with her, I think.”
Cue a clutch craze!