By Monica Mendal
November 28, 2019
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When Meghan Markle attended the annual WellChild Awards last month, she donned the slim fitting Parosh dress she wore to her engagement in 2017, but this time, it was her acetate bag with a silk scarf handle that made the statement and, quite frankly, broke the internet.

The bag in question is by London-based brand Montunas by Costa Rica native and ex-model Elke Ruge and her two daughters Amanda and Elena Hawila. “It sold out within hours,” said Amanda of the bag whose inspiration came from the planters and pots used at the Montunas Orchid House in Costa Rica. The scarf handle can be worn short, the way Markle styled it, or long for versatility. “This was a different kind of look for Markle. It was fun to see her embodying the core values of our brand: traditional with a twist,” she continued.

Courtesy of Montunas

To buy:, $402

The brand’s first bags designed by Ruge were created out of necessity as she was balancing young children and travel, and all have subtle nods to her upbringing in Costa Rica. Now with the help of her two daughters, who reside respectively in New York and London, the brand has evolved into a line that fuses both function and modernity for women across all generations and backgrounds.

And best of all? The bag was just restocked on the brand’s site, Matches Fashion, and Net-a-Porter. It also comes in a variety of styles and colors– from larger to mini sizes, leather to acetate, there’s something for everyone, making it the perfect accessory for your festive holiday looks and a beautiful gift anyone will love.

Shop more of our favorite styles below, all of which happen to be on sale for Black Friday early

Courtesy of MatchesFashion

To buy:, $395 (originally $565)

Courtesy of Net-a-Porter

To buy:, $339 (originally $565)

Courtesy of MatchesFashion

To buy:, $362 (originally $518)

Courtesy of Net-a-Porter

To buy:, $283 (originally $565)

Courtesy of Net-a-Porter

To buy:, $305 (originally $435)

Courtesy of Net-a-Porter

To buy:, $297 (originally $495)

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