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Rules of EtiKate: Shopping Etiquette

Rules of EtiKate: Shopping Etiquette

It is clear from the many pictures we see that one of Kate’s favorite ways to spend time is shopping. We often get glimpses of Kate and her mother ducking in and out of shops. These are some of my favorite appearances because we get to see Kate in a casual setting and yet she still exudes glamour and grace. She inspires me to remember that everyday activities are an opportunity to act with etiquette and live like a royal. Here are some tips to display impeccable etiquette, anywhere from a boutique to a supermarket.

 


 
Be gentle with items.
Generally speaking, the retail staff spends a long time displaying and arranging all of the items in a particular manner. Place items back where you found them and, if possible, in the same manner in which they were displayed, as well.

Don’t talk loudly on your cell phone.
Many people find shopping to be a relaxing activity and talking on your phone can disturb the peace of a store. If possible, step outside if you need to take a call.

Respect requests and signs.
If a sign on the door asks you to not bring in food or drinks, kindly respect that and leave your iced coffee in the car. A spill can ruin merchandise and make a great deal of extra work for the staff. Signs indicate that this is something that is important to the store, so be sure to regard them.

Return carts and baskets to their proper location.
This generally will just apply to grocery stores but there is nothing more frustrating than pulling into a parking space only to see that a cart is already there. Take the few extra steps to return your cart.

Most importantly, treat the retail staff with kindness.
Retail staff work long hours for little pay and deal with strange requests from customers. Ask them kindly for help and be patient when they have to juggle a couple of different things. Just like with anything in etiquette, use the Golden Rule: treat others the way you want to be treated.

Image from eonline.com

Image from eonline.com

Of course, there are many other ways to display etiquette while shopping. What are some ways that you show etiquette to fellow shoppers and to retail staff?

The Duchess of Cambridge attends Action on Addiction Autumn Gala Evening

The Duchess of Cambridge attends Action on Addiction Autumn Gala Evening

This evening, the Duchess of Cambridge attended an Autumn Gala Evening in support of her patronage Action on Addiction. The black tie dinner and reception was held at L’anima, an upscale, award-winning restaurant in London. #457721828 / gettyimages.com Catherine became patron of Action on Addiction in January 2012. One of her first patronages, the charityContinue Reading

The Duchess of Cambridge attends the 2014 Wildlife Photography Awards

The Duchess of Cambridge attends the 2014 Wildlife Photography Awards

The evening, the Duchess of Cambridge attended the 50th Annual Wildlife Photography Awards at the Natural History Museum in London. The Duchess of Cambridge has been patron of the Natural History Museum since April 2013, and her support for both the museum and these awards demonstrates her dedication to wildlife conservation and nature preservation. #457611604Continue Reading

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcome President on Singapore State Visit

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcome President on Singapore State Visit

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The Tangle Teezer – Does she, or doesn’t she?

The Tangle Teezer – Does she, or doesn’t she?

When I first saw the hot pink, oval shaped brush at my local Target, I was immediately (and shamefully) drawn to the Union Jack on the box. The Tangle Teezer is the hottest thing in hairbrushes and – rumor has it – Kate uses one. The Tangle Teezer is a new fangled, fancy hairbrush designedContinue Reading

Wardrobe Wednesday: RepliKates at ASOS

Wardrobe Wednesday: RepliKates at ASOS

If we were to image up an online mall with every possible style of clothing in the world, it would look a lot like ASOS. The mega fashion retailer website has made a name for itself in variety, quality, and style. Even Kate loves  ASOS – she bought a few maternity pieces, including a navy dress,Continue Reading

Royally-Inspired Halloween Costumes

Royally-Inspired Halloween Costumes

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Our Favorite Items from the WWKD Shop

Our Favorite Items from the WWKD Shop

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My Royal Closet: Chloe

My Royal Closet: Chloe

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Gifts for Kate: Can the Duchess of Cambridge accept freebies?

Gifts for Kate: Can the Duchess of Cambridge accept freebies?

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Rules of EtiKate: Afternoon Tea

Rules of EtiKate: Afternoon Tea

If you are looking for a way to add a bit of everyday Kate-inspired glamour to your day, you may want to consider beginning a tradition of partaking in afternoon tea. Not only will it help you relax after a long day of work, it can become a fun, social activity. Invite a small groupContinue Reading

Wardrobe Wednesday: Kings Cross Style

Wardrobe Wednesday: Kings Cross Style

We love a good Kate sighting, especially when we get a chance to see her dressed down. Kate’s casual style is so wonderfully attainable for us non-royals. Perfect example – the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arriving at Kings Cross station. Kate looks ready for travel, a walk in the park, a game of catch withContinue Reading

Royal Baby Playlist: Songs to Celebrate the Royal Baby!

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The most exciting news of the season was announced last week – we are back on Royal Baby Watch! After we emptied a few champagne bottles in celebration, we wanted to keep the celebrations going. And what better way than with a playlist we can listen to for the next seven months?! WWKD editor ChristineContinue Reading

My Royal Closet: Gemma

My Royal Closet: Gemma

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Royally Rude: How would Kate deal with mean comments?

Royally Rude: How would Kate deal with mean comments?

If you’ve ever logged onto the Daily Mail’s website, you know there are hundreds of crazy rude royal watchers in this world. We should call them anti-royal watchers, since they sit around and wait for news to criticize. This is  nothing new – the internet is becoming a place for passive-aggressive cruelty, with cyber bullying andContinue Reading