It seems even the farthest reaches of the realm are firm followers of royal fashion.

That's according to the manager of an upmarket Auckland boutique who is constantly selling out of an English pantyhose worn by the Duchess of Cambridge.

Scarpa Chancery store manager Maiara Monsores said she had been running out of the Aristoc 10-denier nude hosiery since Kate stepped into the public gaze.

"They are quite special. It's as if you're not wearing anything and at $19 it's quite a good price."


She has completely nude, tan nude, gold nude - and one black shade - for sale.

And the re-emergence of the classic patent nude court shoe was also thanks to the royal trendsetter.

"I have to say at the moment we have 10 styles in that colour and it's because of her."