Meghan Markle is already so beloved that one public appearance made fashion dominoes fall
Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle arrive at Nottingham Academy in Nottingham, England , Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. It was announced on Monday that Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle are engaged and will marry in the spring of 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
She hasn’t even officially joined the royal family yet, but Meghan Markle is already setting fashion trends just like her soon-to-be sister-in-law, Duchess Kate.
In fact, a nearly $700 burgundy leather tote from Strathberry sold out mere hours after Markle was spotted carrying it on her first royal appearance with Prince Harry.
“It’s just amazing for us, it really is the greatest,” a spokesperson for the Scottish brand said after the purse, which was running for $675, sold out.
At the time, the company, which was launched in 2013 by Leeanne Hundleby and her husband, Guy, had decided to send Markle a variety of handbags for the big appearance; however, they weren’t aware she had become engaged to Prince Harry yet.
“It was a fantastic surprise, and we are really excited. We’re suddenly incredibly busy,” the spokesperson added.