For those of you who have experienced shopping stateside then kate spade new york will be a designer label probably quite familiar to you. This bold brand has now made the long-awaited journey across the pond. And is popping up in department store favourites such as Fenwicks, Selfridges and even celebrity favourite Harrods.
This luxury brand sure packs a punch. With bold statement pieces to bring a smile to your face that are offset with more neutral pieces to appeal to a multitude of women. The brand’s mission statement encapsulates my favourite brand perfectly.
kate to a tee
“Crisp colour, graphic prints and playful sophistication are the hallmarks of kate spade new york. From handbags and clothing to jewellery, fashion accessories, fragrance, eyewear, shoes, swimwear. Home decor, desk accessories, stationery, tabletop and gifts. Our exuberant approach to the everyday encourages personal style with a dash of incandescent charm. We call it living colourfully.”
I can remember the allure of stepping into the mall on a trip to Florida. Aged just 18 and falling in love with a fuchsia pink tote bag. Inside, the lining was a newspaper print and it came in a rich dark dust bag with an empowering quote on it. Hanging proudly on my arm I flaunted my latest piece up and down Universal City Walk and Downtown Disney. And of course when back home in the UK it came everywhere with me.
For people to ogle and ask ‘who is it?’. When the words kate spade left my mouth with great pride, some of those interested fashionistas looked with a puzzled look. As I explained about the multitude of memorable designs. Including an amazing black leather bag with an old-fashioned telephone spinner on the front of the bag that my Mum had purchased on our trip. I longed for Kate to become readily available in the UK.
All the kate
I, since then have been fortunate enough to own several kate spade new york items from lipsticks, to iPad cases, purses and of course some real statement handbags. The kate spade new york brand has now spread to clothing. Shoes and accessories and some of the sunglasses designs are an absolute treat for the eyes!
With real stand-alone pieces. Every element of the brand has been carefully thought out. Trailblazing a path in creativity whilst remaining couture the brand has not only grown in stature but also a love in our hearts across the globe.
The kate spade new york brand even covers the bridal market with the Wedding Belles collection. And offers brides-to-be the chance to own their own little bit of wedding memorabilia with sheer style. My favourite being the American License Plate style clutch which is emblazoned with the word FOREVER across it.
Gift giving with kate
It’s also a chance for gift buying for those who are difficult to buy for too. I know that my best friend will absolutely love the kate spade new york I Do I Did Tote Bag for when she marries her sweetheart this Summer and heads off to the US of A for her Honeymoon!
Also, a huge kate spade new york fan (admittedly after I showed her the ropes). I’ve talked her through where the best kate hunting grounds are and usually you can pick up amazing pieces from the growing line when you’re there. When I’ve experienced a kate sale. Usually an American Black Friday. The queues stretch around the block for those waiting patiently to seek a piece of handbag heaven.
The kate spade new york name is synonymous with quality and quirkiness and now she is spreading the fabulous joy of her leather goods with the UK.
This designer brand. Which is young and vibrant uses an array of colour palettes to create contemporary and chic collections and the designs are front and centre. I have noticed that the UK collections are a lot more muted and calmer than their American counterparts. Which make it even more exciting when buying globally on our travels. However, this season’s designs are perfect transitional pieces and play heavily on the blush trend which we’ve seen in the high street fashion stores too as of late.
Live colorfully (or colourfully – you choose)
With monochrome being a safe bet and simplicity being key for a purchase that goes with everything. The addition of the Cameron Street Collection is a favourite of mine on the site.
When you have Kate on your arm you feel like a million dollars. The styling and quality of all of her products are perfection and makes you feel like you want to stand out in that crowd. The high standard of finish is spectacular and there is always a kateism statement. Whether it be on the dust bag or on the product itself to brighten up your day and put a knowing smile on your face.
With this luxury label, you can expect longevity and although a couple of seasons ago. This Powder Blue Lane brightens up any day and really gives me fashion confidence. I can team it with a black midi dress and longline white jacket. Or with a pair of cute heels to give it the recognition it deserves and make it a focal point of my outfit. Or I can use it with other pastels to colour block and create a soft Spring look.
Spring into kate
However, if you’re looking for a new purchase this Spring season kate is bringing you inspiration from her trip to Morocco. From the Marrakech Medinas to the heights of the Atlas Mountains there’s treasure to be found in this collection.
With the collection of gems, this month sees the first stop on the Spring journey to the Vallée des Roses. To visit the annual Rose Festival. Think feminine florals and Moroccan-inspired geometric patterns with a distinct hint of petal prints and of course floral lace. As these different textures fall perfectly into position across the designs. They are complimented by dusky pinks and vibrant rose tones. In true kate spade new york style, the novelty pieces and the real talking pieces come to life with nothing less than expected from this Moroccan theme than playful monkeys.
For those of you yet to discover kate spade new york you are in for an absolute treat. I cannot express how much excitement I feel browsing for my latest kate. Whether it’s polka dots, stripes or even flamingos there is a bag with your name on it.
For the gentlemen, don’t feel left out, Jack Spade is the perfect label for you.