The Shoe Brands Meghan Markle Always Has in Her Closet

You definitely know one of her favorites: Aquazzura.

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Like most fashionistas, Meghan Markle has amassed quite the collection of designer shoes, spotted at public engagements in brands like Manolo Blahnik and Stuart Weitzman. But, like sister-in-law Kate Middleton, Meghan also recycles a good amount of her heels, mixing and matching her favorites with her midi dresses. The Duchess of Sussex has her go-to pumps for special occasions (Aquazzura) and sandals or sneakers (Veja) for more laidback outings. We'll see more of her casual looks in the seasons to come, given that Meghan has stepped back from her day-to-day life as a royal and is now residing in California with Prince Harry and Archie.

Though I doubt Meghan will participate in's Item I Wear to Repeat series—a girl can wish—she's not afraid of a repeat-wear, so it's easy to identify the few brands she holds dear to her heart. Find out what they are, ahead, then shop styles from her favorite brands directly.


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Meghan sported a pair of Rothy's sustainable flats while visiting South Melbourne Beach on October 18, 2018.

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No one can forget Meghan Markle's first royal tour, including all the outfits she wore while visiting the different countries. For one of her first stops, the Duchess wore a pair of sustainable flats from Rothy's with her Martin Grant trench coat and Karen Gee dress. She was spotted wearing a similar flat style from the brand (these, to be exact) while in Canada for Valentine's Day in 2020. Now that Meghan's officially calling the West Coast home, she'll likely turn to her comfortable and casual flats more often than not as she transitions into a laidback wardrobe sans heels and tights.


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Meghan wore her Givenchy ankle booties to visit the Hubb Community Kitchen on November 21, 2018 in London, England.

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Meghan might have stepped back from her royal duties, but chances are she's kept a few Queen-approved pieces in her closet to wear—one of those brands being Givenchy. The fashion house has been a staple in Meg's wardrobe since day one when she walked down the aisle in a Givenchy wedding gown. Since then, her collection from the label has grown, including a pair of black ankle booties. Her royal appearances in boots are fewer than hers in heels, but now that she's officially a non-working royal again, you can count on her slipping into ankle boots more so than before (we hope).


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On August 4, 2018 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attended the wedding of Charlie van Straubenzee. For the celebration, the Duchess of Sussex wore a multicolored Club Monaco dress and her Aquazzura bow pumps. She topped it off with a navy Philip Treacy fascinator.

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Meghan always turns to Aquazzura for the important events in her life. She wore them on her wedding dayon her first royal tour, and to her first Young Leaders Awards Ceremony. The high-end Italian footwear designer makes everything from knee-high suede boots to the bow-adorned "Deneuve" pumps the Duchess of Sussex loves. She has worn the latter style several times to public events and even to weddings. Despite the steep heel height and pointed-toe fit, cushioned insoles make these velvety smooth suede shoes surprisingly comfortable.

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Meghan wore her Sarah Flint Jay85 pumps while attending the Anzac Day dawn service at Hyde Park Corner, London in April 2018.

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The Duchess of Sussex started wearing Sarah Flint long before she became a royal. Meghan was spotted in flats—cute, versatile, and ladylike—from the brand in 2017, when she made her first public appearance with Prince Harry at the Invictus Games. Though we've yet to see her back in those very flats, this year she has worn Sarah Flint sandals and the brand's tortoiseshell heel pumps multiple times. It appears the Duchess is on her way to owning every single style from the shoe brand.

Stuart Weitzman

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The couple made a stop in Auckland, New Zealand, as part of their 16-day royal tour. Meghan greeted fans in a white Brandon Maxwell dress, Burberry coat, and beige Stuart Weitzman pumps, which were a staple in her travel wardrobe—this was the fourth time she had worn them.

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You've seen just about every celebrity wear a pair of Stuart Weitzman heels on the red carpet. Meghan is no different, wearing hers to charity events and around Kensington Palace. Stuart Weitzman's open-toe heel is a popular style among Hollywood types, but Meghan prefers a pair of closed-toe pumps in beige. (Because I can't imagine her or Kate Middleton ever flashing all ten toes in Queen Elizabeth's presence.) She packed this everyday option with her when she embarked on her 16-day royal tour, and even brought along a pair of black boots from the label. Kate's worn the American brand on multiple occasions, too.

Manolo Blahnik

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Meghan and Prince Harry attended the 2018 Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in March 2018. The Duchess of Sussex wore a cream-colored coat and dress by Amanda Wakeley, a navy Mulberry bag, and a pair of blue Manolo Blahnik pumps.

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What do Carrie Bradshaw and Meghan have in common? A mutual love for their Manolo Blahniks. The Duchess of Sussex owns the footwear label's signature BB pump in several colors: blackgray, and beige. (The heel was first introduced in 2008 and is named after Brigitte Bardot.) It's a classic pointy-toe pump with a wrapped stiletto heel. We have yet to see the Duchess of Sussex wear the flashier version adorned with a crystal buckle, instead sticking to plain colors and embellishment-free footwear. (Much to Carrie's disappointment, I'm sure.)


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The first time we saw Meghan as a royal in sneakers was during the 2018 Invictus Games when she went boating with Prince Harry. The Duchess of Sussex chose a pair from Veja, a French brand that emphasizes environmental sustainability and fair trade.

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We've seen Meghan wear sneakers several times since becoming the Duchess of Sussex. She wore a pair of vegan kicks by Stella McCartney x Adidas and a pair of white sneakers by Veja. The French sneaker brand might not be too familiar to some, but it's rather affordable and prides itself on creating sustainable shoes. This appears to be something Meghan cares about, as she has worn several small, ethical fashion labels, including Maggie MarilynOutland Denim, and Reformation. Keep an eye on the Duchess and her eco-friendly fashion choices as we head into 2020. There will be more.

Tamara Mellon

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'In April 2018, Meghan attended a reception with delegates from the Commonwealth Youth Forum as part of Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. She wore a striped Altuzarra dress, a Camilla and Marc blazer, and debuted a pair of Tamara Mellon multi-strap heels.

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Meghan's assortment of heels includes pairs by British designer Tamara Mellon, who has been running her eponymous footwear line since 2013. The former chief creative officer and co-founder of Jimmy Choo designs it all, from western-inspired boots to strappy sandals. The Duchess of Sussex chose the rather distinguished paramour style in April and wore the label again in October. That time, she chose a beige heel to go with her olive-colored Brandon Maxwell shirtdress.

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Marina Liao is the former fashion news editor at Marie Claire, where she covered celebrity style (from Meghan Markle to Katie Holmes), fashion trends, and shopping advice, plus conducted original interviews with industry insiders. She's now the Senior Commerce Editor at House Beautiful, where she owns coverage on deals and sales across home decor and accessories, in-depth product reviews on furniture and appliances, as well as news around new product launches since 2023. With help from leading designers and tastemakers, Marina spotlights quality products while tracking current design trends, a skill she’s mastered over six years in fashion media. Marina holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Stony Brook University, beginning her career in narrative-driven commerce coverage as an editorial assistant at PopSugar.