M&S has reported a spike in sales following THAT Fleabag moment…
We are, as Stylist fans will already be all too aware, thoroughly obsessed with Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag.
However, the TV show has fast become so much more than just a weekly dose of entertainment: it is also a source of inspiration to many… particularly when it comes to our shopping habits.
Naturally, we have all been shopping high and wide in a bid to find a chic black evening jumpsuit with clean lines, dramatically wide legs and daringly deep neckline, as worn by Fleabag herself in the opening episode of season two. (Still hunting? Us too, although Bravissimo currently boasts a very good range of low-cut black jumpsuits to choose from).
But now it seems were keen to emulate the food and drink habits of our favourite Fleabag characters, too.
Back in episode two, as noted by the Radio Times, Andrew Scott’s devilish Priest wooed our titular heroine with cans of booze he had stashed in the sacristry.
“Do you want a proper drink?,” he asked her. “I’ve got cans of G&T. From M&S.”
In that moment, a legend was born. Oh no, we don’t mean the Priest (although we admit we are every bit as obsessed with him as Fleabag is): rather, we’re talking about the humble G&T in a can, as peddled by the good folks at M&S.
Speaking to Stylist, an M&S spokesperson revealed that stores have been flooded with Fleabag fans looking to get their Priest-approved tipple on.
No, we’re not joking.
They said: “This isn’t any G&T in a can, it’s an M&S G&T in a can… an absolute favourite with M&S customers, as well as the occasional vicar as seen recently on the hit show Fleabag.
“Sales are up 24% since its TV appearance, as even more customers get their hands on the iconic drink, perfect for on-the-go!”
We can see why, to be honest: G&T cans are pretty much the best invention yet.They’re cheap, easily portable, delicious and perfect for every occasion, be it a festival, barbecue, train journey, or secret tryst in a place of worship.
You can pick up a can of your own from your nearest M&S store now, for the cool price of £2 a tin. That’s if there are any left, of course: we have a feeling that Fleabag fans will be flooding the aisles once again ahead of the weekend.