One thing we know to be true: Kate Middleton is a thrify shopper. Beyond loving her favorite high street stores like Zara and Topshop, the savvy duchess also saves her old items, waiting for the perfect moment to bring pieces back out.
During her well-documented tour in Canada, Kate brought along her favorite pair of Penelope Chilvers tasseled boots. The knee-high, embellished Long Tassel Boots ($628) were perfectly on-trend, but the shocker is she's owned them for years. She even packed them for her tour in India and Bhutan and sported these babies as far back as August 2005 for the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park in England.
Perhaps the key to why they've lasted so long lies in how they're made. Watch a video from the designer, who talks about the process and all that goes into a single pair. Then, check out how Kate's worn these boots throughout the years.