PHOTOS: One Bag, 22 Different Ways – Queen Liz Is Super Brand Loyal
We all have our go-to handbag, and since we assume yours is black, we imagine it’s not
too dissimilar from the Launer London handbag that Queen Elizabeth has been toting around for years. And seriously, while the access being a royal gets you knows no bounds, if our wardrobe was as vividly colored as the Queen’s, we probably wouldn’t have the patience to choose a purse after spending all that time picking a matching, dress, coat, shoes, and hat. She knows a classic when she sees one, and when your to-do list is as long as hers, time is of the essence, so take a cue from Lizzy and forget the statement bag.
And if you’re not going to take our word for it, just know that we’re not the ones who are following her lead. Despite the handbag’s hefty pricetag,
her majesty has sent sales skyrocketing on more than one occasion. So, in honor of the Queen’s dedication to her patent leather pocketbook ( that hasn’t been besmirched with the indignity of having to touch the floor), we’ve rounded up 22 of her most memorable looks sporting the ladylike style:
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1.Hot pink and black. So chic.
At the Carole Brown Health Centre on February 3, 2009 in Dersingham, England.
2.Textured gold with black accents.
She looks for the arrival of President Sarkozy and his wife at Windsor on March 26, 2008 in England.
3.Because matching mint green ain't easy.
She leaves Holden Point having viewed the 2012 Olympic park site along with Tessa Jowell, Ken Livingstone and Lord Coe in Stratford on October 12, 2005 in London, England.
4.Powder blue and delicate white embroidery.
At the Royal Procession on day five of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 22, 2013 in Ascot, England.
5.Cotten candy pink and ruffles.
At a garden party held at Buckingham Palace, on May 30, 2013 in London, England.
6.Replacing pastel with floral embroidery.
She receives an honorary BAFTA in recognition of a lifetime's support to British Film and Television at Windsor Castle on April 4, 2013 in Berkshire, England.
7.Electric blue and zig zag buttons.
At St Mary Magdalene Church after attending the traditional Christmas Day church service on December 25, 2012 in Sandringham, near King's Lynn, England.
8.Light blue and black? Bold.
At Thames Hospicecare to commemorate their 25th Anniversary on November 28, 2012 in Windsor, Berkshire.
9.Bright fuschia with gold buttons.
At a visit to the Bailey caravan factory as part of her Jubilee tour on November 22, 2012 in Bristol, England.
10.Just about as royal as blue gets.
She watches the horses in the parade ring before The Derby on June 2, 2012 in Epsom, England.
11.Sea-foam green and white gloves.
She visits Slaters Terrace Wharf, Burnley, as part of her Diamond Jubilee tour of the country on May 16, 2012 in Burnley, England.
12.Again, with the hot pink. Get it, girl.
She holds her handbag at the new Royal Children's Hospital on October 26, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia.
13.Braving the elements in beige and yellow.
At the Garrison on June 28, 2010 in Halifax, Canada.
14.Black and yellow does not always scream bumble bee.
At the reception for "A Celebration of Novia Scotia" at the Cunard Centre on June 29, 2010 in Halifax, Canada.
15.Pastels and florals.
She walks out of Government House to unveil a statue of herself on July 3, 2010 in Winnipeg, Canada.
16.A Queen without florals is no Queen of ours.
She visits the British Garden at Hanover Square on July 6, 2010 in New York City.
17.Washed-out blue with a brooch.
She name Cunard's new cruise-liner Queen Elizabeth II in Southampton Docks on October 11, 2010 in Southampton, England.
18.In siren red, of course.
She arrives to greet the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani to her Windsor residence on October 26, 2010 in Windsor, England.
19.A jewel-toned purple with gold accents.
She looks at a commemorative plaque in the recently re-built Jubilee Gardens on October 25, 2012 in London, England.
At the Ceremonial funeral of former British Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher, St Paul's Cathedral on April 17, 2013 in London, England.
She arrives to meet with patients and staff at the defence medical rehabilitation centre at Headley Court on May 02, 2013 in Surrey, England.
22.Please let us be this chic at 87.
At Ladies' Day on day three of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 20, 2013 in Ascot, England.