Meghan Markle's go-to rain boots are on sale at Nordstrom, but they're selling out fast

·Shopping & Lifestyle Editor
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meghan markle with hair down smiling wearing white blazer and gold pendant necklace with hand on chest
For more than 30 years, Hunter rain boots have been a Royal Family favourite (Photo via Getty)

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To describe Meghan Markle's shoe collection as expansive would be akin to saying the sky is blue. After four years in the royal spotlight and countless more enjoying silver screen fame, the Duchess of Sussex has amassed a shoe collection that Cinderella herself would be envious of.

And while the 40-year-old has a penchant for pricey designers like Aquazzura and Manolo Blahnik, every now and again, Meghan surprises us with an affordable shoe pick. Take, for example, her Hunter boots — several of which are on sale at Nordstrom during the Anniversary Sale (shop here in Canada, here in the U.S.).

Hunter Original Refined Rain Boot (Shop in Canada)

Hunter Original Refined Rain Boot (Shop in the U.S.)

Hunter Original Refined Rain Boot in Onyx (Photo via Nordstrom)
Hunter Original Refined Rain Boot in Onyx (Photo via Nordstrom)

$148 CAD $220 CAD at Nordstrom Canada

$124 USD $185 USD at Nordstrom U.S.

Meghan was first spotted wearing the brand's Tour Rain Boots (shop here in Canada, here in the U.S.) during her now-infamous Emmy-nominated interview with Oprah.

The Duchess wore her Hunters with a pair of jeans and a white button-down while giving a tour of her family's chicken coop, "Archie's Chick Inn, Established 2021."

Oprah Winfrey and Meghan Markle during an interview in meghan's backyard
Oprah Winfrey and Meghan Markle in her $170 Hunter boots (Image courtesy Harpo Studios/CBS)

Despite Meghan stepping back from her royal duties in January 2020, the Hunter brand continues to be a mainstay for the U.K.'s most famous residents.

Princess Diana was photographed in the iconic wellies at Balmoral Castle prior to her royal wedding in 1981, and 30 years later, her former husband, Prince Charles, wore the brand's Argyll boots while visiting flood victims in England. Most recently, Lady Gabriella Windsor, a cousin to the queen, wore the famously British rain boots to a polo match.

Prince Charles, Princess Diana, and Lady Gabriella Windsor wearing Hunter rain boots in black and green
Prince Charles, Princess Diana, and Lady Gabriella Windsor in Hunter rain boots (Photos via Getty Images)

A longtime favourite of the royals, Hunter has received two royal warrants from the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh for its handcrafted, high-quality designs.

Why shoppers love them

Hunter's Original Refined Rain Boot is a sleek upgrade to the brand's iconic Tour boots. Crafted from thinner, more flexible rubber, the boot has a tailored silhouette compared to previous models.

On Nordstrom, the Refined Rain Boots have earned an average rating of 4.2 stars from more than 450 reviews.

"The refined style is more lightweight, less bulky and more feminine looking than the original Hunter Rain Boot," according to one user. The "slimmer design is very flattering," they add.

Hunter Original Refined Rain Boot in Olive (Photo via Nordstrom)
Hunter Original Refined Rain Boot in Olive (Photo via Nordstrom)

$148 CAD $220 CAD at Nordstrom Canada

$124 USD $185 USD at Nordstrom U.S.

It's a "great update on the original classic," echos another. The narrow calf "provides a more streamlined look," they write. Adding, "these are a classic rainboot and would be great for snowy climates as well!"

Despite several hundred five-star reviews, some shoppers note they fit a "bit smaller" than other Hunter styles, something to be mindful of when placing your order.

To give your wardrobe a royal-approved refresh ahead of the fall and winter seasons, shop our top Hunter boots picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale below.

Original Short Back Adjustable Rain Boot (Shop in Canada)

Original Short Back Adjustable Rain Boot (Shop in U.S.)

Original Short Back Adjustable Rain Boot (Photo via Nordstrom)
Original Short Back Adjustable Rain Boot (Photo via Nordstrom)

$130 CAD $195 CAD at Nordstrom Canada

$110 USD $165 USD at Nordstrom U.S.

Refined Waterproof Chelsea Boot (Shop in Canada)

Refined Waterproof Chelsea Boot (Shop in U.S.)

Refined Waterproof Chelsea Boot (Photo via Nordstrom)
Refined Waterproof Chelsea Boot (Photo via Nordstrom)

$128 CAD $190 CAD at Nordstrom Canada

$107 USD $160 USD at Nordstrom U.S.

Original Play Speckled Platform Waterproof Rain Boot (Shop in Canada)

Original Play Speckled Platform Waterproof Rain Boot (Shop in U.S.)

Original Play Speckled Platform Waterproof Rain Boot (Photo via Nordstrom)
Original Play Speckled Platform Waterproof Rain Boot (Photo via Nordstrom)

$97 CAD $145 CAD at Nordstrom Canada

$77 USD $115 USD at Nordstrom U.S.

Cheetah Waterproof Chelsea Rain Boot (Shop in Canada)

Cheetah Waterproof Chelsea Rain Boot (Shop in U.S.)

Cheetah Waterproof Chelsea Rain Boot (Photo via Nordstrom)
Cheetah Waterproof Chelsea Rain Boot (Photo via Nordstrom)

$138 CAD $205 CAD at Nordstrom Canada

$114 USD $170 USD at Nordstrom U.S.

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