The Midi Mayfair bag by Aspinal of London, which Kate has in both black and purple croc, and the Mini Seaton by Mulberry have the same elegant lines and subtle gold hardware. Dolce & Gabbana's rose Sicily model has the same curved handle and front flap as antique bag types, bWhile the Queen famously carried the same patent model from Launer London for decades, Kate cherry chooses items from a plethora of handbag manufacturers that suit a modern-day duchess's outfit.
Kate's feminine bag ensemble is rounded up with two flawlessly shaped Alexander McQueen bags. The black leather and raffia models are variants on the brand's mini Wicca satchels and, like her bottle-green Manu Atelier edition, make for stylish day-to-night accessories because to their diminutive size.
The Duchess of Cambridge's burgundy Chanel purse is the star of her edit of timeless handbags, none of which are characterised by the season or the designer who designed them. "Fashion fades, but style endures," Coco Chanel once remarked, and Kate's polished bags exemplify fine fashion that keeps its worth. The regularity with which the Duchess wears her accoutrements attests to this (the Aspinal of London and Chanel styles are rotated most often).
The cost of an investment bag varies from person to person, but Kate is cognizant that her public-facing fashion should have an element of accessibility. Kate's purses come with the responsible message long held by another designer, Dame Vivienne Westwood: "Buy little, pick wisely, and make it last," as opposed to her previously cherished LK Bennett Sledge heels and her current array of Zara knits.