Meghan Markle is the newest addition to the British royal family, and America is just as obsessed with her as they are Kate Middleton and the rest of the royal brood. Everything will change when she starts her life as a royal, but one thing will stay the same — the way she influences fashion trends. Meghan Markle’s style is changing the way Americans dress, and people in these states are snapping up her favorite outfits a lot more since her engagement.
We’ll visit nine states following Markle’s fashion sense more than the others, including one surprisingly obsessed state (page 15). But first, we’ll look at the most popular items, including a mini bag that costs more than $800 (page 6).
Meghan Markle: Fashion trendsetter
She’s stopping her acting career to become a princess, but one thing won’t stop — Meghan Markle’s style is going to influence people for years to come. Ten of her fashion staples are flying off the shelves because they are relatively affordable, but the clothes we’re about to see require a bit more saving before adding them to your collection.
Next: This is not your everyday purse.
Prada Biblioteque clutch & wristlet
According to Poshmark, listings for this Prada clutch increased 51% after Meghan Markle’s engagement in November of 2017. The fact that it retails for more than $1,800 isn’t stopping people from adding it to their collections.
Next: A little Q&A.
Burberry pea coat
When is a coat more than a coat? When it’s a mainstay in a British royal family member’s closet. Burberry’s full-length tartan coat is one of Meghan Markle’s style staples. Despite the price, Poshmark reports the number of listings for this coat increased 51% while total sales went up 80% after the engagement.
Next: Fashion forward people such as Markle can’t have enough of these.
Mulberry Darley satchel
We already saw the Prada clutch that is part of Meghan Markle’s regular rotation. The Mulberry Darley satchel is another personal tote she uses all the time. It’s slightly larger than the clutch, but just as fashionable and just as popular. Poshmark indicates sales increased 95% after the royal engagement in November of 2017.
Next: It’s billed as a statement piece, and we believe it.
Mackage Mai waistcoat
Mackage describes the wool Mai coat as a statement piece, and we believe it. And what is the statement? That it’s unbelievably popular. Poshmark reports sales jumped 193% after Meghan Markle’s engagement.
Next: A brand that screams elegance.
Gucci Dionysus suede mini bag
Gucci is one of the brands that just screams elegance, and this haute handbag is a staple of Meghan Markle’s style. After her engagement, sales of Gucci’s Dionysus bag increased 214%, according to Poshmark, and listings for the bag on the website went up 81%.
Next: The American states most obsessed with dressing like Meghan Markle.
Sales increase in Markle fashions: 67%
Meghan Markle grew up in California, but residents aren’t stopping there with their ties to the royal family. Residents there are dressing more like her now. After looking at the listings and sales on its website, Poshmark finds people in California are buying the same clothes Meghan Markle wears 67% more often than before the engagement.
Next: Its British ties are right there in the name, so of course people are obsessed.
Sales increase in Markle fashions: 72%
Of course people in New York are obsessed with Meghan Markle’s style. The state is named after England’s northern region, after all. People in the Empire State are shopping for the same clothes she wears 72% more often than they were before the engagement.
We can’t say for sure that they’ll be wearing the same fashions when New York City celebrates the wedding, but we wouldn’t bet against it.
Next: A state skipping Meghan Markle’s affordable fashions for the expensive stuff.
Sales increase in Markle fashions: 92%
Poshmark reveals the Gucci and Mulberry bags ad Mackage and Burberry pea coats are the most popular Meghan Markle clothes in the United States. In Texas, they’re skipping the affordable outfits she wears shopping for her top-of-the-line favorites a lot more these days.
Next: We wouldn’t be surprised if coats were the most popular items.
Sales increase in Markle fashions: 98%
Michigan in winter is cold and wet, so you definitely need a coat. As Poshmark indicates, two pea coats are the two most popular of Meghan Markle’s style choices stateside. With Michigan shopping for the same clothes she wears 98% more often, we wouldn’t be surprised if a few coats are thrown in shopping bags there.
Next: Now we’re into triple digits.
Sales increase in Markle fashions: 100%
Pennsylvania has three cities that can’t get enough of their sweatpants, but it turns out folks in the Keystone State are completely obsessed with Meghan Markle’s style, too. They’re shopping for the same clothes the newest royal family member wears 100% more often now than before her engagement.
Next: There’s more to this state’s fashion scene than shorts and flip-flops.
Sales increase in Markle fashions: 161%
If you think Florida fashion is just shorts, flip-flops, and Jimmy Buffett clothes, think again. People there are in love with Meghan Markle’s style, too, and shop for her favorite clothes 161% more often since her engagement, according to Poshmark.
Next: Royal fashion is an obsession in this Midwest state.
Sales increase in Markle fashions: 164%
The state is broke and its biggest city is one of the most corrupt in America, but that’s not slowing down fashionistas in the Land of Lincoln. Illinois is totally obsessed with Meghan Markle’s style and shops for the same clothes she has in her closet 164% more often than before the royal engagement.
Next: Look how far we’ve come.
Sales increase in Markle fashions: 225%
The Boston Tea Party is one of the events that helped spark the Revolutionary War. Faneuil Hall is where some of the first American patriots discussed independence. Look how far we’ve come. Massachusetts is one of the states most obsessed with Meghan Markle’s style and shops for her fashions 225% more often now than before her engagement.
Next: The surprising state that is most obsessed with Meghan Markle’s fashion choices.
Sales increase in Markle fashions: 266%
The numbers don’t lie, and according to Poshmark, Georgia is the state most obsessed with Meghan Markle’s style. We’re a bit surprised this state tops the list, but apparently, Gucci bags, $625 high-heeled shoes, and $678 dresses are very popular in the Peach State.
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