Meghan Markle supposedly once held a 'Sayonara Zara' party where she gave her old clothing away to guests

Dan Kitwood/Getty ImagesThe duchess often wears a mix of luxury designers and eco-friendly brands.
  • In a recent report, Vanity Fair details the life of Meghan Markle before she married Prince Harry and became a duchess.
  • An anonymous Hollywood source cited in the article claims that Markle once held a “Sayonara Zara” party as she was rising to fame.
  • During the party, Markle supposedly gave away her old, inexpensive clothing to guests.
  • While it appears that Markle has not worn Zara since becoming royalty, her sister-in-law Kate Middleton frequently wears pieces from the brand.

The British royals are surprisingly savvy shoppers. Not only do they re-wear outfits to royal outings, but members of the family often borrow accessories from one another. Of course, that doesn’t mean that the monarchy doesn’t appreciate expensive designer looks on occasion.

In a recent report by Vanity Fair, an anonymous Hollywood source claims that Meghan Markle once celebrated her rise to fame with a “Sayonara Zara” party.

During the party, Markle supposedly gave away her old, inexpensive clothes to guests, making room for the newer and pricier options she could then afford.

Meghan marklePool/Getty ImagesThe Vanity Fair report outlines Markle’s life from childhood to present day.

The supposed party was named after a popular clothing store

The name “Sayonara Zara” appears to make reference to Zara, a clothing brand known for its affordable-yet-fashionable options. And according to the McKinsey Global Fashion Index,the retailer is so popular that it completely dominated the fashion industry in 2018.

But while Zara is accessible to a wide range of shoppers, celebrities still seem to appreciate what the brand has to offer.Kim Kardashian has said that she frequently shops at Zara, while Melania Trump wore one of the most memorable – and controversial – looks of the year when she chose to wear a graphic jacket from the company in June.

Melania Trump jacketChip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesThe jacket read ‘I don’t really care, do you?’

Markle appears to have ditched clothes from Zara since entering the royal family

Since her engagement to Prince Harry was announced, nearly every outfit worn by Markle has been analysed and documented by fans and media outlets.

But while Markle has attended royal outings wearing everything from inexpensive clothing to eco-friendly brands, the Duchess of Sussex does not appear to have worn Zara in recent months.

Meghan markle eco friendly sneakers invictus games royal tour 2Chris Jackson/Getty ImagesMarkle wore a pair of sustainable sneakers while at a royal engagement with Prince Harry.


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Of course, Markle may have been a fan of Zara before entering the royal family.

However, Kate Middleton frequently wears Zara clothing

From 2011 up until this year, Middleton has worn clothing from Zara on at least 15 different occasions. While she seems to especially love the brand’s jeans, the duchess has also donned bright white blazers, a red peacoat, and a smock-style dress from the retailer.

Kate middleton feeding baby elephantArthur Edwards/Getty ImagesShe wore the dress while visiting India.

Most recently, the Duchess of Cambridge was spotted wearing a $US70 striped dress from Zara while attending the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy in June.

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