Kate Spade Handbag
by Kristin MacDonald
I Want a Kate Spade Handbag
I’d always heard that the Kate Spade handbag was the way to go in order to get a purse with impeccably tailored style that doesn’t scream out “I spent $500 on this bag – and here’s the really prominent logo to prove it!”
In fact, the Kate Spade handbag comes in gorgeous shapes, colors and unique fabric combinations that speak for themselves. They’re much more exciting than Coach or Gucci and some of them have classic enduring style that transcends the “flavor of the month” tailoring you sometimes see with other handbags that use unusual or glitzy fabrics. On the other hand, some of Spade’s bags have funky flair.
Her logo is very low-key, and blends in with the purse. You know it’s a designer Kate Spade handbag because of the quality, but the brand name is refreshingly unassuming in most cases.
Some of the fun trademark fabrics to be found in Kate Spade handbags include black curly lamb boucle wool, seersucker, and pink velvet. These represent her funky New York meets the Midwest sensibility.
Kate Spade began her career at Mademoiselle Magazine in the 1980’s before she ever dreamed that she would become a doyenne of handbags and purses. She left Kansas for New York, and found herself obsessed with accessories of all kinds. Especially dear to her was what was to become her signature Kate Spade handbag.
These days, she has a great line of stationery, eyewear, scarves, pajamas and slippers. Her eyewear line is highly successful. Many customers feel the same way about the eyewear as they do about the Kate Spade handbag – the colors are perky, and refreshing, the styles are classic and refined yet current and even a little funky. And they fit, to a remarkable degree, almost every woman’s taste, just like all her other coordination friendly accessories.
A well-coordinated collection of accessories appears in Kate’s boutique stores in such places as Japan, New York, Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco. One more bonus about these handbags; they are so durable! Every time I see a stylish woman clutching one at her side, I’m struck by how solid that purse appears. More often than not, the Kate Spade handbag is built like a dainty miniature tank!
As I mentioned, the way in which they are manufactured, guarantees excellent durability and lasting power – so there is a perfect harmony between style and practicality. And, not that I recommend this, but I could very well hit a potential thief on the head with my well loaded Kate Spade handbag, and feel confident that it would come away with nary a scratch. The would-be felon might not be so lucky!