Why Kate's latest outfit won't be a sell-out hit: Label Duchess wore has folded… so did she buy the dress from a clearance sale

The Duchess of Cambridge has become renowned for her powerful effect on the economy as most items of clothing she wears become an instant sell-out.

But fans wanting to recreate Kate's latest look will find themselves disappointed.

Kate, elegant as usual, wore a Jesire grey coat dress to the National Portrait Gallery on Wednesday evening.



The Duchess of Cambridge wore a Jesire dress to the National Portrait Gallery on Wednesday, a label that is now defunct

But it has since emerged the British HIgh Street label is now defunct.

Jesire was once sold at John Lewis and House of Frasier but held a closing down sale last year.

The John Lewis website is only selling one dress by the brand, reduced to clear at 36.

A Jesire dress reduced to clear on the John Lewis website

Reduced to clear: John Lewis has one dress left on their website, on sale at 26, down from 179

It is not known if Kate bought the dress at last year's sale, online, or if it a design she has owned for several years.

It is possible she purchased the design at a second hand store.

The Duchess is said to shop at Jeanne Petit in Hungerford, Berkshire, and The Stock Exchange in Sunninghill, according to Grazia Daily.