Since Meghan Markle made her first appearance with Prince Harry in September 2017, royal fans have been obsessively tracking her favorite brands and designers. (Remember when she put Scottish handbag brand Strathberry on the map? Or made Mother jeans a brand nobody could stop talking about?) In honor of the Duchess of Sussex's 38th birthday on August 4, we're compiling the ultimate Meghan Markle birthday wish list filled with the brands she's been spotted in repeatedly both in her pre-royal life and currently. Consider it our gift to you, Meg.
Meghan has worn Missoma's stackable rings for years, but was most noticeably spotted in them during a trip to Scotland in 2018. The British brand, founded by Marisa Hordern, is also a favorite of celebs like Margot Robbie and Kaia Gerber. For her birthday we're pretty positive Meg would appreciate an understated piece like this gold molten ring to add to her collection.
Aquazzura is to Meghan Markle as Alexander McQueen is to Kate Middleton. She's been spotted wearing several pairs of Aquazzura pumps and sandals throughout the past couple years. She chose this specific pair to wear to Charlie van Straubenzee's wedding last August and even wore a pair from the brand on her wedding day.
The first time Meg carried a Strathberry handbag, it sold out in 11 minutes. That's all you need to know.
The best part of Meghan and Harry's first appearance as an official couple wasn't the hand-holding, it was the MOTHER jeans the soon-to-be-Duchess wore that proved how relatable and down-to-earth she is. You can shop even more MOTHER pairs during Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale, which, ironically, ends on Meghan's birthday.
Speaking of Meg and Harry's first appearance, Marie Claire's Digital Director Sally Holmes can tell you exactly where she was when she spotted Meghan in good pal Misha Nonoo's "husband" shirt...and when she decided to buy five more.
"I'd been on a hunt for the perfect white button down for several years (truly, at least five), with zero success. There was always something off about every shirt I tried on or bought-and-returned: too sheer, too boxy, too girly. Misha Nonoo's shirt is none of those things." More on the moment Sally fell in love here.
Givenchy's Clare Waight Keller designed Meghan's gorgeous wedding dress. Since then, the Duchess of Sussex has been spotted in other Givenchy dresses and accessories. Not to mention, she presented Waight Keller with the British Womenswear Designer of the Year award. It's safe to say she'd gladly accept another belt or, you know, a custom-made wedding dress for her birthday.
Meghan wore a pair of Birdies during her royal tour in New Zealand. According to People, she was originally sent a free pair and ended up loving the brand so much she bought her own. The slippers come in a variety of styles and prints, which is just another excuse for her to add another pair to her Frogmore Cottage closet.
To this day, nobody can be sure whether or not the Away gift bags at Meghan's NYC baby shower were spon-con. No matter what, the brand is clearly Duchess-approved if she's giving the suitcases to her guests as favors. Away's carry-on comes equipped with a built-in charger and a hidden laundry bag.
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