Can anyone explain to me why [sich] is put after the verb that would translate as [inquired] in the past imperfect, instead of just going with the ihre to follow it? I know that sich interprets to as [yourself]. It is a sentence from a book. The previous paragraph before this sentence infers that the main character is pressing her finger to her bluetooth while speaking.
Auf der anderen Seite des Kontinents erkundigte sich ihre modebewusste Freundin Elle sachlich: »Welche Art von Mantel?«