NET-A-PORTER has reported a surge in full-price sales of Givenchy and Stella McCartney styles since Meghan Markle chose the designers for her wedding and reception dresses for her marriage to Prince Harry on 19 May.
The luxury etailer said it had seen a three times surge in sales of Givenchy in three days after the wedding than it had seen on the three days prior. Among the top-selling styles were a black moire jacquard mini dress, retailing at £1,565 and a Givenchy £380 logo tee.
Meghan Markle, now the Duchess of Sussex, chose Givenchy’s Clare Waight Keller to design her wedding gown which featured a bateau neckline and three quarter length sleeves made from an exclusively designed double bonded silk cady with an underskirt in triple silk organza.
Stella McCartney designed Markle’s evening reception dress, a lily white silk crepe halterneck, fishtail gown. As a result of the commission, NET-A-PORTER saw full-price sales of Stella McCartney increase by a half with a one-shoulder stretch cady white gown among the best sellers retailing for £2,250.
For her first public engagement since her wedding, for Prince Charles’ 70th birthday celebrations, the Duchess wore a £590 dusky pink knee length dress with sheer sleeves from British brand Goat. The “Flavia” dress was an instant sell-out and such was the demand for the dress that it caused the brand’s website to crash.