Every so often, the blogger set gets behind an item and makes it become a cult best seller. You might assume that this it's all about Topshop's sellout £39 strappy sandals or the super-luxe Bottega Veneta pouch that won't stay in stock. But both of those pieces have continued competition from another piece that's been featured on the Instagrams of super-bloggers everywhere for the past two years: a £99 rug from La Redoute. Yes, you read that correctly—people are going wild on Instagram over a rug. So much so that this must-have accessory prompted its own Instagram page, @the_la_redoute_rug, when we first documented its popularity back in January 2017.
This Scandi-style cream-and-black shaggy Afaw rug is the perfect backdrop for a shoefie, flat lay or mirror selfie, and so has become a surprisingly essential fashion purchase. Fashion blogger Erica Davies, who is credited with starting this rug trend, wrote on Instagram about the famous rug: "A lot of people have bought it. The brand told me that since I first featured it on here last March, it has had to be restocked six times!"
I'm not sure whether you've seen, but this rug has become so famous it now -hilariously - has its own Instagram account! ???? It was set up this week by the French brand - and @the_la_redoute_rug is featuring Instagram photos of it styled up in customer's homes. Because a LOT of people have bought it. The brand told me that since I first featured it on here last March, it has had to be restocked SIX times! That fact has blown my tiny mind! ???? Apparently La Redoute call it 'The Erica rug,' which, in pride terms has to be up there with the births of my children! Perhaps my epitaph will read, 'she sure could pick a bargain rug!'✌????????
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The La Redoute team only set up the Instagram account a week ago, with the tagline "This rug is so famous it's got it's own Instagram." Each day, the account features pictures of the rug in bloggers' houses, proving that when it comes to super-affordable homeware, this has got to be one of the most fashionable pieces around.
La Redoute told Who What Wear back in 2017 that it was the best-selling homeware item of that season and still looks like a top-seller today, only it's finally on sale—with a flash discount of 40% off! Now, how's that for a little mid-week pick-me-up?
Sold? Scroll below to shop for the super-popular rug and other similar styles—and don't forget to use the promo code SUMMER for that 40% off.
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This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.