What will almost seven years living in Toronto do to you, besides basically inoculate you to cold weather? If we take Meghan Markle as a case study, living north of the border serves as a gateway into the wonderful world of Canadian clothing brands. The Duchess of Sussex shot Suits in the city for a long time, giving her time to put down roots and dive into the fashion scene.
Toronto stylist and BFF Jessica Mulroney is probably responsible for introducing Markle to some of the brands she’s stayed loyal to since moving across the pond. Since relocating to the UK, the Royal’s wardrobe has remained heavy on Canadian outerwear brands like Sentaler and SOIA & KYO, but she’s also branched into Canadian jewellery and footwear brands as well.
Here’s a running list of all the Canadian brands—whether they’re based in Canada or just founded by Canadians—that have received some royal love over the years. Watch this space, because we’ll be updating when we (inevitably) spot HRH in another Canadian designer.
Meghan’s Fave Canadian Designers