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It all started back in 1993, when Kate Brosnahan Spade, a former accessories editor at mademoiselle, set out to design the perfect handbag.  Debuting with just six silhouettes, she combined sleek, utilitarian shapes and colorful palettes in an entirely new way.  This is when Kate Spade New York was born.

Women and fashion editors fell for the fresh, modern sensibility, and ther first Kate Spade shop in New York City swiftly opened in 1996. as the company grew, their graphic approach and clever wit created a visual shorthand for a brand recognizable the world over.

In 2007, Spade turned the reins to design powerhouse Kate Spade & Company (formerly known as Liz Claiborne, Inc.).   Shortly after, Deborah Lloyd took the helm as president and chief creative officer with an aim to broaden the line while honoring their rich history.  Along with CEO Craig Leavitt, she quickly launched clothing and jewelry collections, quickly followed by the introduction of bedding, legwear and fragrance.

Kate Spade has grown into a global lifestyle brand, and aims to inspire colorful living through their handbags and clothing to jewelry, shoes, stationery, eyewear, baby, fragrance, tabletop, bedding and gifts.

Crisp color, graphic prints and playful sophistication are the hallmarks of Kate Spade New York.  From handbags and clothing to jewelry, 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. they call it living colorfully.

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2015 Summary: Kate Spade & Company (NYSE: KATE) designs and markets accessories and apparel principally under two global, multichannel lifestyle brands: kate spade new york and Jack Spade. With collections spanning demographics, genders and geographies, the brands are intended to accent customers' interesting lives and inspire adventure at each turn. The Company also owns the Adelington Design Group, a private brand jewelry design and development group that markets brands through department stores and serves jcpenney via exclusive supplier agreements for the Liz Claiborne and Monet jewelry lines. The Company also has a license for the Liz Claiborne New York brand, available at QVC, and Lizwear, which is distributed through the club store channel.  Kate Spade New York has over 140 retail shops and outlet stores across the united states, and more than 175 shops internationally.  Their  colorful products are sold in more than 450 doors worldwide, in every time zone and on every continent.  Whether in San Francisco, Sao Paulo or Shanghai, their shops are always warm and inviting.

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