In 1993, Kate Spade entered the accessories world with six handbags that emphasized utility, color and fabric. Since then, she has taken her simple aesthetic and evolved the idea into a luxury accessory brand. Clean, modern shapes, a nod to the classics, sophisticated use of color, and an element of surprise are the fundamental principles of the Kate Spade design philosophy.
Kate believes that accessories should bring color and texture to an everyday wardrobe based on each individual’s sense of style. Her primary design considerations are elegance, simplicity, and enduring quality, and this philosophy applies to all accessories that Kate designs — from handbags, shoes, and glasses to paper, beauty and home products. This design inspiration is complemented by a company culture that places great value on a genuine and gracious manner in all relationships and communications.