The royal-to-be has stepped out again with her bag label of choice.
First there was the “Kate effect” and now there’s definitely the “Meghan effect”, as one family-founded brand has discovered.
Suits actress Markle, who’s set to wed Britain’s Prince Harry in May, first stepped out with a piece from luxury accessories label Strathberry on her debut official royal engagement in December.
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Following the Nottingham walkabout, the tri-tone Midi Tote (Dhs2,295) from Scottish-based brand Strathberry sold out in a mere 11 minutes. And now Markle has done it again.
For an official visit to Edinburgh with Prince Harry this week, the bride-to-be carried Strathberry’s East/West Mini bag (Dhs2,250) in bottle green—and the crossbody number shortly went out of stock online.
The star teamed the piece with a tartan Burberry coat (in a nod to her hosts) and Veronica Beard flares, adding a contemporary edge to the typical royal family approach to dressing.
“We are especially thrilled that Meghan is carrying Strathberry in our home city and also after she chose to carry her Strathberry Midi Tote for her first royal engagement back in December,” a brand spokesperson told the Daily Mail.
Strathberry co-founder and PR director Leeanne Hundleby even told EmiratesWoman.com in December that she would love to see Markle next wear the East/West (so her dreams have definitely come true).
“It is super classy and chic, which would nicely compliment her style,” Hundleby said of the crossbody design, adding that she was completely surprised to first see Markle wearing the brand last year.
“We were simply thrilled and honoured that Meghan chose to carry a Strathberry bag,” said Hundleby.
“Interest has been coming from all over the world. We have had an influx of orders and sales, and people signing up to follow our social media accounts.”
The mum-of-four also revealed to The Telegraph she sent a selection of the Scottish label’s pieces to Markle, unknowingly just weeks before her engagement to the British throne’s fifth-in-line was announced.
The brand’s signature Midi Tote and East/West Mini are stocked at Harvey Nichols – Dubai, Bloomingdale’s Dubai and at Ounass.ae (although you probably won’t be seeing Markle’s colourway for long).
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“We were already beginning to take the brand internationally, and we’re hopeful that following this exposure we can make some good steps forward and continue to increase awareness of Strathberry,” Hundleby said.
We’re going to be hanging around the shelves of Harvey Nicks this weekend, bag in hand, pretending we’re on a royal walkabout…
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