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Meghan Spotted Out and About Christmas Shopping in Montecito

Meghan was spotted out and about enjoying a solo shopping trip in Montecito ahead of Christmas next week.

Meghan Markle Out and About Christmas shopping

Meghan was first seen walking inside Pierre LaFond and upstairs to the gift and home furnishings department followed by her bodyguard. Pierre Lafond established the Montecito Market in 1964 and is known for its fresh food, specialty groceries and organic produce amongst a collection of cards, gifts and house-baked treats. Upstairs is an eclectic boutique with gifts, home furnishings and clothing found around the world.

Pierre LaFond Montecito
Credit: Pierre LaFond website

Meghan spent around 30 minutes in the store before she left, carrying two bags, and the bodyguard carried a folded-up blanket in a plastic bag. The bags were put in the car, and Meghan was transported to the kids’ clothing boutique Poppy, where she browsed both the boys’ and girls’ sections before checking out the sale items. 

The first Poppy store opened in 2008 in Santa Monica, California. Three years later, a second Poppy Store opened in Larkspur. The Poppy store in Montecito Meghan visited opened in May 2019. All three stores are managed by the founders’ Jenny Belushi & Heather Whitney Rosenfield.

Jenny Belushi & Heather Whitney Rosenfield
Credit: Poppy Stores Website

More from their website:

“The vision behind Poppy is simple: dressing children like children. Carefully selected merchandise from Paris and New York offer the latest fashions in the highest-quality fabrics, while maintaining a youthful appeal. With timeless brands like Bonton, Bellerose, Bonpoint, Petit Bateau, plus Pepe Shoes and Hunter Boots. Customers experience a sweet nostalgia dressing their little ones in the labels they once wore.”

Meghan Markle Poppy Store
Credit: Poppy Stores Website

Meghan spent about five minutes there before heading over to Hudson Grace, a home furnishings store. The first shop opened in 2012 in San Francisco by the two best friends Monelle Totah and Gary McNatton. On their website, they describe their brand as “a juxtaposition of their design aesthetics and retail pedigrees. Her eclectic yet refined style pairs with his love of simple yet soulful silhouettes to form a timeless, covetable, and accessible approach to home design and gracious entertaining.”

Hudson Grace Meghan Markle
Credit: Hudson Grace Website

Due to copyright I’m not allowed to show you the pictures on my site but click here to see them all.

It’s been a while since we have seen Meghan out and about, and I have to admit, I’ve missed her! For the outing, Meghan looked low key She wore her Anine Bing Hunter Coat. You’ll recall it’s the same coat she wore on The Ellen Show just in a different color

Meghan Markle Anine Bing Hunter Coat

The coat is described as “a collarless, full-length style designed for a clean and simple construction that’s timeless enough to return to season after season. It’s crafted in the same luxurious wool-cashmere blend as our best-selling Dylan Coat from the Classics Collection, updated for fall in a rich shade of chocolate brown. This style features two flat on-seam pockets and a removable self-tie belt at the waist.”

Duchess of Sussex Anine Bing Hunter Coat

She teamed it up with the Tamara Mellon PIC Knee High 90 boots in brown. Handcrafted in Italy from soft Nappa leather, the knee-high boots feature a 3.54″ / 90mm stacked heel. Meghan wore the boots in black in 2019, when attending an event leading up to Remembrance Sunday, which commemorated those lost in the two World Wars.

Meghan Markle Tamara Mellon PIC Knee High 90 boots in brown

She wore her Maison Valentino sunglasses. Meghan wore them during their visit to the United Nations (UN) in New York to meet with U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed

Meghan Markle Maison Valentino sunglasses

She carried her Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Slim Long Wallet in black. The wallet is described as “Made in Italy from smooth leather, this long stretch wallet from Bottega Veneta is accentuated with the label’s intricate woven motif and opens to reveal 18 card slots, in addition to four bill pockets.”

Meghan Markle Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Slim Long Wallet

I can’t wait to see if the Sussexes release a Christmas card this year. What do you think??


2 thoughts on “Meghan Spotted Out and About Christmas Shopping in Montecito”

  1. Gosh I miss her so much! I’d love to see more pictures of her, even if they’re intrusive candids but I kinda swore to myself I wouldn’t be supporting all anti-Meghan UK tabloids so I don’t ever visit sites like dailymail & co. I hate how negative they are and their clickbait policy of always highlighting the three big money-makers topics in their headlines: money, sex, race. Sorry for the rant! Anyway it’s good to see our beloved duchess out and about. Wishing her, Harry, Archie, Lilibet and Doria a very merry christmas! May God bless and protect them all always. Also happy holidays to the runner of this amazing blog and all its lovely followers.

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