And they’re making us ready for summer

By Alex Warner
January 18, 2019 08:41 PM
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There’s nothing Meghan Markle wears that doesn’t leave us itching to grab our wallets, which seems to be a trend on the Internet because more often than not, her exact styles sell out almost instantly. Another trend we’ve noticed? The Duchess has been wearing Kayu, a super affordable, sustainable handbag brand, on repeat.

Meghan carried her black Kayu Anna clutch on multiple occasions — once last August while attending the nuptials of Prince Harry’s friend, Charlie van Straubenzee, and again in Fiji during her royal tour. So, imagine our excitement when we found out that the brand just launched seven exclusive handbags with a few of our favorite online retailers: Net-a-Porter, Moda Operandi, MyTheresa, and Club Monaco (another Meghan-loved label!).

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Kayu means “wood” in Malay and is an ode to how each of the brand’s handbags are crafted. Woven from the finest natural materials, like straw, wood, and shell, artists use indigenous techniques that have been passed down through generations. The bags take several days to handcraft, each one bearing the mark of the individual artist who created it. Best of all? They’re pretty affordable, costing anywhere between $175–$300 — totally reasonable for a high-quality, handmade bag — and is one of the least expensive handbags we’ve seen Meghan carry.

We expect the gorgeous vacation-ready handbags to sell out quickly, especially since they have the Meghan Markle stamp of approval. So, if you’re loving these chic styles as much as we are, we suggest scooping one up ASAP! Scroll down to see where you can buy all seven of the exclusive styles (including this velvet top handle bag that’s luckily on sale right now!).


Buy It! KAYU x MyTheresa Peyton Bag, $280;


Buy It! KAYU x Net-a-Porter Chloe Bag, $275;


Buy It! KAYU x Net-a-Porter Dylan Bag, $275;


Buy It! KAYU x Net-a-Porter Safia Clutch, $345;

Moda Operandi

Buy It! KAYU x Moda Operandi Elena Bag, $205;

Moda Operandi

Buy It! KAYU x Moda Operandi Jane Clutch, $235;

Club Monaco

Buy It! KAYU x Club Monaco Devon Bag, $119 ($175);