Meghan Markle’s friends including Jessica Mulroney say they’re ‘so proud’ of her after charity clothing range launch – as shoppers sell items for THREE times the price on eBay
- Meghan Markle, 38, launched her Smart Works collection in London yesterday
- Following launch, Sussex Royal Instagram shared video of royal making speech
- Duchess of Sussex’s friends got behind her and posted support in the comments
Meghan Markle has been inundated with praise from her friends following the launch of her charity high-street range – which is now being flogged for three times the price on eBay.
The Sussex Royal Instagram account shared a video of the Duchess giving a speech to introduce the new ‘Smart Works’ collection’ in London yesterday – which marked her first royal engagement since giving birth to Archie in May.
And it wasn’t long before her loyal pals took to the comments section, showing their support for the Duchess and her five-piece capsule collection.
‘Love love LOVE,’ penned US-based make-up artist Daniel Martin, while her friend Jessica Mulroney added: ‘So proud of you.’
The Duchess of Sussex, 38, launched the Smart Works capsule collection at John Lewis in Oxford Street, London yesterday
The series of outfits that can be worn in the workplace have been created in aid of Smart Works, a charity which provides training and interview clothes to unemployed women in need, and has Meghan (pictured) as its royal patron
The Duchess of Sussex was inundated with praise from her friends on Instagram – including Daniel Martin and Jessica Mulroney
Meanwhile, Heather Dorak, who is a confidante in Meghan’s close-knit LA group, simply sent a line of five heart emojis.
The timeless series of outfits – known as a capsule collection – that can be worn in the workplace have been created in aid of Smart Works, a charity which provides training and interview clothes to unemployed women in need, and has Meghan as its royal patron.
The range includes a £19.50 Marks & Spencer shift dress available in blue and black, a John Lewis £109 tote bag in tan and black, a £199 Jigsaw jacket, £120 Jigsaw trousers and a £125 white shirt by her matchmaking pal Misha Nonoo.
And designer Misha also shared her appreciation and commented: ‘It has been such an honor to participate in such a meaningful cause. Thank you sincerely for involving our business in the Smart Works mission.’
The Duchess of Sussex greets her designer and friend Misha Nonoo, with whom she has been working on the project
Meghan’s pal Misha Nonoo designed the £125 white shirt for the collection – which was worn by the Duchess to the launch in London yesterday
In the post shared on the royal Instagram page, the caption read: ‘Over the last year, The Duchess of Sussex and the Smart Works charity have come together to launch a very special initiative.’
‘Following numerous visits to the charity, The Duchess, who is patron of Smart Works, noticed an underlying issue… while the donations were plentiful, the right sizes and classic wardrobe staples were not always available.’
The full range in the capsule collection
Marks & Spencer – The Smart Set Dress; Price: £19.50
Jigsaw – The Smart Set Suit; Price: Jacket: £199 Trouser £120
Misha Nonoo – The Smart Set Shirt; Price: £125
John Lewis & Partners – The Smart Set Tote; Price: £109
‘Since then – having partnered with leading British fashion designers, the Duchess has championed the launch of a new Smart Works capsule collection that will help properly equip these women for their next chapter.’
And it seems the collection has been such a success, that fashionistas have snapped up the items and put them straight on eBay.
Several listings show the £19.50 M&S ‘Smart Set’ crepe dress in pink, black and blue, being flogged for more than double the asking price at £50 – with sellers charging a whopping £5.73 for postage.
Meanwhile, the John Lewis & Partners ‘Smart Set Tote’, which has a price tag of £109 from the retailer, has been put on eBay with a ‘buy it now’ price of £345.
Unfortunately, items bought from eBay will not benefit the Smart Works Charity – unlike those purchased from the official stockists and retailers.
Members of the public snapped up the items and headed straight to eBay – before listing them for three times the price