who we are
since our launch in 1993 with six essential handbags, we’ve always stood for optimistic femininity.
today we’re a global life and style house filled with handbags, of course. also clothes,
shoes, jewelry, home décor, tech accessories and so many other things that you use every day.
we value thoughtful details. we think a layer of polished ease looks (and feels) so chic.
and to us, modern, sophisticated colors make a personal style statement all their own.
it’s these founding principles that define our unique style. we like that our style is synonymous with joy.
kate spade new york is part of the tapestry house of brands.
our story began when…
kate brosnahan spade, an accessories editor
at mademoiselle, was frustrated she couldn’t find the
fashionable, utilitarian handbag she’d been
craving for years and set out to design the perfect
one out of her apartment.
she made samples out of construction paper. she
combined sleek shapes and colorful palettes in an
entirely new way and debuted six versions of a bag
called sam. women and fashion editors loved the
designs. they sparked a revolution in accessories.