Kate Middleton's latest handbag nailed the quiet luxury trend

And here's where you can buy it

Kate Middleton bag
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Catherine, Princess of Wales, made headlines when she visited Nottingham Trent University, to learn more about their mental health support system during World Mental Health Day. 

The Princess has been an advocate on the issues for many years, even herself opening up about her struggles around mum guilt.

For her visit, Kate nailed on of autumn/winter 23's biggest trends: quiet luxury. She opted for a cream knitted separates from Parisian label Sezane. Sadly the jumper is sold-out already, but you can still buy the skirt below.

But it was her quietly luxurious handbag that really tied the whole look together, and it's probably one of her favourites too since she's worn it before.

Kate originally wore it to visit the RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire back in 2021, and it's clearly slotted itself into her forever wardrobe.

The bag is by British label Tusting, and is inspired by the 1950s, which is evident in its top handle design, fold-overflap and gold twistlock.

Although no exactly cheap, it retails at £365, making it an accessible option if you're looking to invest in a designer handbag.

Though it does come with a detachable strap to wear cossbody, Kate carried it and left the flap open, thus giving the bag a modern twist.  

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at MoneySavingExpert.com, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.