Duchess Kate and Duchess Meghan are fans of the luxurious leather notebooks and stationary pieces of British handbag and accessories manufacturer Smythson. The leather goods, diaries and fashion products are popular with celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Jessica Alba and Eva Mendes. Kate has a notebook, crossbody and tote from the company while Meghan owns a laptop case and gifted the team at Luminary Bakery with petite personalized notebooks.

According to biography Finding Freedom, Meghan gave Kate a soft textured notebook from the brand as a birthday gift. ‘Meghan bought a present for the duchess, who had celebrated her birthday just a day earlier,’ writes Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand. ‘The soft leather Smythson notebook helped to break the ice, as did Meghan’s cooing over then 20-month-old Charlotte.’ Smythson is having a rare sale and 20% off with the code Take20.

Shop Kate’s Panama A5 Writing Folder. Crafted from the Panama collection’s iconic crossgrain leather, the soft Panama A5 Writing Folder injects stylish flair into business dealings and receives the royal seal of approval. The exquisite leather writing folder can be coordinated with other accessories within the Panama collection including Kate’s beloved crossbody bags or totes.

Shop Meghan’s Ludlow 13 inch Laptop Case. The black laptop case in grained calf leather is produced in Spain. The classic carrying case remains a travel and business necessity. Crafted to keep computers protected, simple details such as a sleek logo and matching hardware allow a functional business accessory to work as a stylish professional essential.

Shop Meghan’s Forces for Change notebook. Handcrafted in England from flexible crossgrain leather, the wafer pocket notebook can be bent and folded without losing its shape and is designed to fit perfectly inside any pocket. Perfect for gifting to a family member or friend, these petite pocket notebooks are an ideal size and shape for scribbling notes and lists in a hurry.

Shop Kate’s Ludlow Concertina Crossbody. The Concertina top handle bag is a modern take on traditional saddle bags. Supple leather, in an exaggerated grained texture, binds to form interesting proportions – from the voluminous flap to its accordion shaped compartments. A sophisticated top handle slots seamlessly over your shoulder to create an elegant silhouette and tonal topstitching adds additional interest. The Italian made chain bag was inspired by Victorian organizers and has a semi-matte appearance for a rich and powdery look.


Shop Kate’s Panama East West Zip Tote. An updated version of Kate’s classic black tote bag is made from Smythson and is called the Ciappa East West Tote. The roomy crossgrain leather bag is made in Italy and holds plenty of mom essentials, travel necessities and even beauty items and electronics.

Shop Kate’s Smythson Panama (sold out similar).