Since its launch in 1993 with a collection of six essential handbags, Kate Spade New York has always stood for optimistic femininity. Today, the brand is a global life and style house with handbags, ready-to-wear, jewelry, footwear, gifts, home décor and more. Polished ease, thoughtful details and a modern, sophisticated use of color—Kate Spade New York’s founding principles define a unique style synonymous with joy. Under the vision of creative director Nicola Glass, the brand continues to celebrate confident women with a youthful spirit.

Founded: 1993
CEO & Brand President: Anna Bakst
Link: katespade.com

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History


In 1993, a revolution in accessories began with the design of a utilitarian nylon handbag—one that was an elegant, classic, unpretentious complement to every outfit. Simple silhouettes with clever details and crisp palettes soon established a visual shorthand for the kate spade new york brand that, today, is recognizable the world over.

$1+

Billion in Revenue

275

Directly Operated Stores Globally

4,800

Employees Worldwide

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Kate Spade New York
2 Park Ave.
New York, NY 10016

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