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In the short time that she has been in the royal spotlight, Meghan Markle has quickly become a style icon. Months after her marriage to Prince Harry, people continue to talk about what the Duchess of Sussex is wearing every time she steps out, whether it’s a bold yellow frock, a “daring” shoulder-baring number or even a crossbody bag (this style of purse draws a lot of attention as it’s common for royals to carry a clutch). But there is no denying that her trendy — and sometimes rule-breaking — choices come at a price.

It’s been reported that the Duchess of Sussex is racking in clothing bills even higher than her stylish sister-in-law Kate Middleton’s, and that she’s on track to spend a casual $1.7m by the end of 2018. Though her Givenchy bridal gown makes up a pretty big chunk of this sum, that is still a lot of money for one woman to be spending on clothes in a year.

When looking at her sartorial choices, mostly made up of boatneck shift dresses, classic suiting and a plethora of overcoats (many of which are by Canadian designers such as Mackage, Sentaler and Smythe), it’s hard to imagine that she’s shelling out so much on clothing because, let’s face it, you can find most of the relatively basic items at your local thrift store.

We did just that, and recreated five of Meghan Markle’s looks from items found right at Value Village. Plus, we break down the cost of how much Meghan is spending on these items versus how much they cost second-hand. Spoiler alert: the thrifted looks are all under $50 each.

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