It's impossible not to notice that the Duchess of Sussex has a thing for classic pumps. She loves a timeless black stiletto just as much as she does a nude heel, and she very rarely tries out new styles — that is, until she sported a pair of white Veja trainers on Oct. 21. Unsurprisingly, the world took immediate interest in this Markle-approved sneaker brand, with styles flying off the shelves. If you weren't able to scoop up a pair then, now's your second chance, since Barneys' Black Friday sale includes select pieces from the brand. That's right, you can get your hands on Markle's favorite sneaker brand without making a huge dent in your bank account.
Markle made her official, royal sneaker debut during her and Prince Harry's 16-day tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and Tong, opting for a pair of V-10 leather trainers by French shoe and accessories brand Veja. And though the Duchess' exact style is not included in the Barneys sale, the discounted styles are just as covetable. What's more, they're guaranteed to seriously step up your footwear game in an instant.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Meghan Markle Effect has provided the eco-friendly brand with tons of exposure. "We actually didn’t know she was planning to wear Veja," Sebastien Kopp, co-founder of Veja, tells The Zoe Report over email. "It’s allowed a lot of people to learn more about our brand and our goals with Veja," Kopp explains, adding that their Instagram even broke down when the Duchess debuted her pair. "We got thousands of likes and comments," he says.
Veja isn't the only Markle-approved brand that's included in Barneys' Black Friday sale, either. The sale also features a handful of pieces by Altuzarra and Givenchy, two mainstays in Markle's closet. If you've been looking to refresh your wardrobe — shoe closet included — there's no better time than now. Ahead, shop The Zoe Reports favorite pieces from the Barneys Black Friday sale, all of which are sure to sell out.