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Favorite Brands – Handbags

Emmy: A UK firm started by Emmy Scarterfield, the brand creates beautifully designed handmade shoes and accessories. You can follow Emmy on Twitter, visit the company’s Facebook page or read the blog they recently launched. Below we show Kate carrying the ‘Natasha’ clutch in Emmy’s ‘chocolate brown’ and ‘carbon’ colors, done in an elegant suede.

Mulberry: A classic British company that continues to grow in popularity, Mulberry was founded in 1971 and still manufactures bags in the UK. The Mulberry Facebook page is here, the Instagram page is here and Twitter feed is here.  More recently Kate carried the Darley style in the ‘ruby red croc’ finish (left), carried to a July 2019 polo match; on the right, the label’s Amberley Clutch, carried to a June 2019 engagement.

More than any other item from this brand, Kate carries the Bayswater Clutch Wallet in multiple colors, including black suede, conker (cranberry) suede and buttercream suede.

Additionally, Kate has carried Mulberry’s ‘Polly Push Lock‘, as well as the Araline in Fuchsia.

Longchamp Le Pliage Totes: Long a favorite of the town and country set, Kate is very fond of her Le Pliage bags. They are roomy, very durable and come in two styles: longer handles for carrying the bag on one’s shoulder, and the shorter handle carried as a tote. The Duchess has them in both sizes and several colors. Kate’s assistant., Rebecca English, has been seen carrying one of the bags, and the family’s Nanny, Maria Borrallo, has carried one on outings with George. Below left we show the short-handled style in the Medium size and the longer handle version in Large.

Lonchamp Le Pliage Nordstrom

ANYA HINDMARCH: Another British label, the company is known for luxury accessories offered in more than 50 stores worldwide, along with a bespoke service. The company’s website is here. Kate has carried several bags by the label, including the Marano (left and center) and Bespoke Maud.

A better look at those pieces: the Marano clutch in Glitter Gold ($750); in the center, blue (no longer available); on the right, the Bespoke Maud Clutch (£475) in black satin.

Kate has also carried the Anya Hindmarch Fan Clutch.

Tod’s: The Italian leather goods company is one the Duchess has favored for some time; she carries the company’s handbags and also wears Tod’s shoes.  One of her favorites when dating William and in the early years of her marriage, was the D-Bag, a style actually named after the late Princess Diana, she was very fond of Tod’s and carried an earlier version of this now-iconic bag. Kate has been seen with different colors, including both grey and tobacco. There are multiple versions of the bag, including the Luxury style, it comes with platinum-plated hardware and runs $4850 USD+, the standard model starts at $1665 USD.

LK BENNETT: The British company remains a favorite of the Duchess, she is frequently seen in the brand’s apparel and footwear, she also carries LK Bennet bags. The LK Bennett UK/International website is here, its US & Canadian website is here, the Facebook page is here. One of Kate’s most frequently carried bags is the label’s “Natalie”. We show her carrying the label’s ‘Natalie’ clutch on the North American Tour in 2011, at a Buckingham Palace party and Order of the Garter ceremonies, the two latter events in 2012. The Natalie is a highly versatile piece, constructed of interwoven strips of leather, it measures about 6″ x 4″. LK Bennett still offers the bag on their UK website.

The Duchess started carrying the Avona Long Roll Clutch in light taupe patent leather. The bag is from the spring 2013 collection, it sold for $295/£195.

LK Bennett/Splash News

LK Bennett/Splash News

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Thursday 6th of July 2017

What Coach bags does Kate use? Thank you for your research that you do! We really appreciate it!


Friday 7th of July 2017

Hello, as best I can recall Kate hasn't carried a Coach brand bag. :)


Friday 15th of April 2016

The Longchamp is discounted to $69 at

Tarzia Khan

Monday 22nd of June 2015

I love her Style! I designed the "Kate Tote" after her and would love to have her carry it one day! Unfortunately the Royal Family is not allowed to accept gifts from commercial entities!


Monday 1st of June 2015

We came across a beautiful brown suede, leather and gold hardware handbag. The inside is marked Diana Jewels- Italy. On a gold bar engraved. Could this have been Princess Diana's Handbag? SHARON


Tuesday 10th of February 2015

woohoo I'm so glad I found this site! Love all the bag brands listed here! Except Emmy's I guess, I'm not a big fan of the plain styles. No details, no nice textures, rather dull colours :( Does anyone else feel this way?

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