“Meghan Markle’s Go-To Bags”
To state the obvious, Meghan Markle has incredible style. She is said to be the fifth most popular fashion search according to Google, as mentioned on Vogue.com. Coincidentally, Fashionphile is mentioned in the same article, trending as the eighth most searched for fashion brand on Google in 2018. Although the Duchess of Sussex always favors prim-and-proper looks (at least now that she’s an official member of the royal family), the former actress always finds a way to rebel just a tiny bit. Markle often ties her hair in a messy bun, wears off-the-shoulder dresses, and rocks crossbody bags—which, weirdly, are all against traditional royal protocol.
It’s true: take a peek through Markle’s, Kate Middleton’s, and Queen Elizabeth’s past outfits and you’ll notice the royals rarely reach for any bag other than a clutch. The reason? Grabbing onto a clutch is an easy and elegant way to avoid unwanted physical contact with the adoring public.
Markle makes the most of this rule, though. The Duchess has a seriously incredible collection of clutches (and crossbody bags, for when she’s feeling rebellious) and always puts her own spin on things. She tends to choose clutches with top handles and eye-catching details; or crossbody bags that can double as a clutch in a pinch.
Ahead, shop Markle’s must-haves—without the royal price tag.
Stella McCartney Shaggy Deer Falabella Crossbody Bag
Markle has been seen clutching hometown hero Stella McCartney’s Shaggy Deer Falabella Bag on more than one occasion. This bag is versatile and can be used as a crossbody or a clutch.
Givenchy Leather Crossbody Bag
Meghan favors bags with top handles as they are able to be dressed up or dressed down. This classic Givenchy bag is a staple in the Duchess’ wardrobe.
Bottega Veneta Satin Intreccio Evening Clutch
For a more traditional look, England’s newest duchess often grabs clutches with a hardware top clasp. This Bottega Veneta Satin Evening Clutch is the perfect accessory for a royal event.
Chloe Suede Small Pixie Bag
The Chloe Pixie is a must for Markle—she has a whole collection of these (and you can, too). She often wears them without the removable crossbody strap, adhering to royal protocol.
Mulberry Small Classic Grain Calfskin Clifton Flap
Mulberry is a favorite amongst royals like Kate and Meghan both. Mulberry’s simple, statement-making crossbody bag is one of Markle’s signature pieces.
The Duchess proves that clutch bags are a must for personal style (and personal space). Get your hands on this royal essential here.