A good purse can go a long way – casual totes to haul everyday items, wristlets and clutches for a night on the town and fashionable purses to make a bold statement. A woman’s purse is the ultimate accessory. Handbags can last years, if kept in great condition, and we know this to be true of Kate as she has been known to recycle and reuse old bags. Let’s look at a few of Kate’s favorite purses, clutches and totes!
One of my favorite large bags that Kate’s worn in recent years is Mulberry’s Polly Pushlock Satchel. She seems to use this when going shopping, so I’m sure she sneaks some purchases in this bag to avert the gaze of the paparazzi! She also brought this on her flight to Canada in 2011, and it was sheer perfection with her navy outfit.
Since marrying into the royal family, Kate’s bags have become significantly smaller. Kate has since become a huge fan of clutch purses as they are petite and simple, keeping the beauty of her outfits the true focus while on official visits. That said, she is still not without her necessities. If you’ve ever noticed her assistant, Rebecca Deacon, always standing a few feet behind the duchess, she carries large totes most likely full of emergency items for Kate. The clutch completes her outfits. She favors LK Bennett’s Natalie clutch, worn on many occasions, as it is neutral and compact.
When Duchess Kate graduated St. Andrews, she dangled a casual yet classic brown Longchamp Le Pliage mini tote from her forearm – most likely full of makeup, car keys, and a cell phone to call her parents for a photo op with William after their ceremony. Kate has been known to use Longchamp’s luggage and totes to this day, as they are a versatile staple. The bags come in a variety of colors, sizes and handle lengths, so they are a very nice option for any closet.
I love all of her bag choices, don’t you? I’d love to know what she carries in her bags, but we’ll probably never know. Which is your favorite handbag or style?
Fashion Files offers a retrospective look at Duchess Kate's sartorial choices.
Alaina is a stateside Anglophile, obviously living on the wrong side of the pond! Besides loving all things royal, she also enjoys playing Scrabble, sending (and receiving!) handwritten notes, shopping for repliKates, traveling locally and internationally, finding new used book stores, and spending time with her own Prince Charming! Alaina also loves e-meeting new people and she looks forward to hearing from you – firstname.lastname@example.org