Kate Middleton super fan recreates the Duchess’ outfits for a fraction of the cost by finding bargains on eBay – The Sun

A KATE Middleton super fan has revealed how she "style stalks" the Duchess of Cambridge, before snapping up identical outfits on eBay.

Sharing photos of herself in Kate-inspired dresses with her 17,000 Instagram followers, 31-year-old Mallory Bowling is a self-confessed "replikate".

Oh my heart… today’s #backtoschool photos from the Cambridges totally made my day! ?✏️? Can we all agree Kate looks flipping amazing?? And the kiddos are absolutely adorable- I hope they have a fabulous term! So glad to rewear the @michaelkors floral dress seen last year- it’s a great transitional piece! ❤️??Tap for all outfit details! ? #replikate #duchessofcambridge #princesscharlotte

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Mallory – a lawyer from Washington DC – manages to copy the 37-year-old's fashion for a fraction of the cost, by snapping up outfits on eBay.

The 31-year-old explains that once the Duchess of Cambridge is spotted in an outfit, it's a "race against time" to get her hands on it, before it sells out.

"There’s nothing like the thrill of getting my hands on something Kate has worn," she told the Daily Mail.

The fan added that she prefers to buy Kate's favourite designers and labels and loves that the Duchess often recycles her outfits.

Happy Wednesday!?My husband and I are off on a mini road trip up to #Newport Rhode Island for the #fourthofjuly and you can be sure I’ll be taking some #Replikate pieces along for the journey! ?❤️ Today I’m wearing Kate’s @katespadeny Diamond Print Shirtdress with her @lkbennettlondon Fern pumps! Hope your day is marvelous! ??? #katemiddleton #duchessofcambridge

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All the photos from Lady Gabriella Windsor’s wedding today are totally swoon-worthy! ??? I’m celebrating with a #royaltour style that Kate wore in #Canada! Tap for all my outfit details! ???Can you all believe last year at this time #princeharry and #meghanmarkle we’re getting married?! How fast time flies! ? ??? #royalwedding #windsor #replikate #duchessofcambridge

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Mallory first started hunting down Kate's outfits eight years ago after falling in love with the Duchess' engagement dress – a blue Issa style the royal wore for her and William's official announcement.

And Mallory says she's spent thousands recreating the looks.

But she doesn't just "collect" the outfits, she wears them in her everyday life, too – and even on her wedding day when she wore a Kate-inspired Tiara and even modelled her wedding cake on the Duke and Duchess' masterpiece by Fiona Cairns.

It’s raining cats ? and dogs ? but I’m mentally still on weekend mode where it was sunny and gorgeous! I took my @andotherstories maxi dress (oh hello, back in stock- linked in my stories and in Like to Know It!) and @accessorize earrings out for a spin, paired with my trusty @russellandbromley Coco-Nut wedges and enjoyed the garden ? (though I wish it was at Kate’s garden during the Chelsea Flower Show!) ??? Tap for outfit details! #replikate #duchessofcambridge #katemiddleton #liketkit @liketoknow.it http://liketk.it/2D9Pr

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On Wednesdays we wear pink! ?So excited to have snagged this @lkbennettlondon Madison dress after Kate wore it a couple weeks ago! It’s so light and breezy! Have a lovely hump day, all! ???#replikate #duchessofcambridge #katemiddleton

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On Wednesdays we wear pink! ? Kate’s @lelarose dress is an absolute stunner! It’s paired with an @lkbennettlondon clutch and heels for a fun first day of spring look! This evening we are heading off to #India – I can’t wait to see some of the beautiful sights there! ?✈️ #replikate #katemiddleton #duchessofcambridge #holi #spring

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This dress is one of my favorites- I wore it at my rehearsal dinner the night before my wedding! ??❤️ So excited to see Kate on her surprise visit today! Happy Thursday, all! ?: via Hello! #latergram #replikate #katemiddleton #duchessofcambridge #duchesskate #duchesscatherine #ootd #wiw #lfl #fashion #fashionblogger #fashionista #style #styleblogger #instastyle #instafashion #rehearsaldinner #wedding #royal #gb #uk #selfportrait #royalfamily #duchess #whatkatewore #wwkd #bestalooktolike

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And the thrill of finding the outfit isn't the only reason Mallory is so committed.

"If I know I have a tough day ahead I will put on a Kate outfit and immediately my confidence is boosted. I feel a connection to her and I’ve watched her grow in confidence over the years," she said.

But it can be tiresome work, with the lawyer explaining she's often up all hours bidding on eBay – much to her husband's frustration.

"In his wedding vows he even joked that he promised to put up with my love for Kate – love me, love Kate, is what I tell him!"

Happy in houndstooth! ?⚪️ ?This is one of my favorite “grab and go” dresses from @ralphlauren that’s easy for work or out with friends. I was so excited to see the new photos of the Cambridges this morning- they are such a sweet family! Happy Sunday all! (Tap for outfit details!) #sundayfunday #ralphlauren #duchesscatherine #katemiddleton

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And Mallory isn't the only one copying royal fashion looks.

Sharon Adler, from New York, USA, copies the Duchess of Sussex's outfits for a fraction of the price by finding low-cost alternatives on the high street, as well as snapping up the original designer pieces on sale.

While the 37-year-old used to copy Kate's looks, she switched her attention to Meghan after she joined the royal family last year.

She said: “I fell in love with Kate Middleton’s style when she wore her now iconic Issa wrap dress to announce her engagement to William.

“She was so beautiful and poised. As a person too, Kate appealed to me. She always seemed so positive and caring, both to William and later their children and her charity work with kids.

“I was also immediately drawn to Meghan’s classic yet casual style when she started dating Harry and I started recreating it too.

“I have a lot of fun recreating the wardrobes of these two inspirational and strong women.”

In other royal news, we told you thrifty Kate Middleton has worn the same Alexander McQueen coat four times.

We also revealed Princess Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell says he picked out her iconic ‘revenge dress’ – despite another royal expert claiming otherwise.

And we showed you Kate Middleton has ‘reinvented her style’ and ‘believes nothing is more important than Queen, country and family’ claims royal insider.

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