Kate’s Kicks Cause Shopping Frenzy

L.K. Bennett pumps available in Chicago

Kate Middleton's fashion choices are creating a frenzy amongst style watchers.

Last week when People.com showed Middleton wearing a pair of L.K. Bennett pumps, sales when through the roof.

"As soon as it was shown on people.com that she wore it, we has more than 17,000 hits on our Web site of people looking at that shoe, of which 15,000 were from people here in the U.S.," said L.K. Bennett's Melissa Skoog.

The new L.K. Bennett store in the 900 Shops on Michigan Avenue is the first free-standing shop in the country. And yes, you can find the popular pumps there, a classic navy round-toe shoe with a sturdy square heel.

"Chicago is the perfect demographic for the L.K. Bennett woman. It's really a modern, sophisticated woman who is professional and likes great casual separates as well as career separates.

The shoes are part of the company's signature collection and retail for $295. Camilla Parker Bowles is also a big fan of L.K. Bennett. She wore two different pairs when she married Prince Charles.

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