Kate Spade and her husband Andy founded Kate Spade New York in 1993. The label was established after Kate could never find the perfect stylish yet utilitarian handbag that she was looking for. Realising many women must feel the same, Kate Spade New York was launched with six essential bags called ‘sam’. The line was a great success, popular with women of all ages, and soon the range expanded. Stores opened across the world, and today the brand is owned by Tapestry, Inc.
Now seen as a lifestyle brand, Kate Spade encompasses bags, clothing, accessories, shoes, jewellery and homeware. The Kate Spade aesthetic is strong throughout, consistently feminine and fun yet sophisticated and timeless. Of course the brand is known best for their bags, which are often vibrant in colour and sleek in shape. Collections feature playful details and light-hearted prints, such as dots, stripes and gingham. There are styles to suit everyone, with cross body bags, shoulder bags and totes, offering something for every occasion. Wallets and card holders by the brand perfectly compliment any Kate Spade bag, and the overall look is always polished and unique.
Clothing from Kate Spade is characteristically feminine and whimsical. Wardrobe essentials such as soft knitwear and printed dresses come in classic silhouettes with ruffle detailing. Elegant jewellery featuring coloured gemstones are dainty and wearable, while statement pieces are perfect for a special occasion. From travel wallets and sunglasses to phone cases and sandals, Kate Spade provides stylish and refined collections for all occasions and needs.
Kate Spade stores are found throughout the world, in cities such as London, New York and Los Angeles. Their collections can also be found online through the brand’s website.