We may have only been following the Duchess of Sussex's wardrobe choices for a short time. However, in the space of just over a year, Meghan Markle has fast become a source of style inspiration for many, with a number of items worn by the newlywed either totally selling out or sparking a number of high-street imitations. Of the most memorable sellouts are Markle's handbags. The East/West shoulder bag by Strathberry flew off the virtual shelves at lightning speed, as did the striking monochrome crossbody by Oroton. It seems the duchess clearly has an eye for accessories.
Whether it's a trip to the Royal Ascot, a casual outing with close friends to watch polo or a solo date with the queen, Meghan Markle is rarely seen without a must-have handbag. Her most worn and go-to styles seem to be small, black and of the clutch-bag variety. No real surprises here—we've long been fans of the versatile LBC, and we applaud her for choosing the timeless option over statement-making alternatives. This is closely followed by a versatile crossbody bag worn over a boxy blazer or midi dress.
And that's not the only reason we're big fans of Markle's accessory choices. She regularly switches up her designer pieces, opting for the occasional mid-priced label and looking every bit as chic—proving that you don't need to part with serious cash to get your hands on a standout bag.
To celebrate the duchess' impressive handbag collection, we've charted our favourite looks below. Scroll to see and shop her bags.
Style Notes: Attending the Royal Ascot, the duchess wore a white shirtdress by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy and monochrome accessories. She finished off the look with a jewel-topped Givenchy clutch bag.
The Edith bag is the perfect clutch size, and it comes in a rainbow of shades.
Style Notes: Spotted attending a Christmas Day service, Markle confirmed the circular Pixie to be the Chloé bag of choice. She teamed her designer bag with a belted Sentaler coat and suede Stuart Weitzman over-the-knee boots.