Kate Spade New York is actually one of the youngest, but most successful businesses to find a home on 5th Avenue. Founded in 1993, Kate Spade provides upscale fashion for both women and men with their complementary line, Jack Spade. The interesting story behind the company is that Kate Spade itself is actually the founder – a real woman (with a slightly different name) with real ideas.
Growing up in a Catholic school, Kate got her inspiration from everything surrounding her – from vibrant colors, to thrift store finds, and everything in between. Today, on 135 5th Avenue in New York, that inspiration shines through in everything the Kate Spade brand pushes out.
The brand has been known to take playful themes and unique, charming ideas and present them in an approachable, colorful way. From apparel to accessories, it has been known to be a stylish, sleek, and quirky brand among other luxury designers that are often a bit ‘too serious.’ Kate Spade started out as a competitive contender for the likes of Coach and Michael Kohrs, but the brand really doesn’t even compare to the two in terms of uniqueness and style. When you see a Kate Spade item, you’re likely to recognize it right way, whether it’s due to the sheer wit behind the handbags, or the colorful jewelry and apparel.
You can practically see the inspiration of a little girl who has grown up in just about everything this brand releases. It has become an NYC staple in such a short amount of time, and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.