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

Kate Spade


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.

Nicola Glass

Creative Direction

Since her arrival at Kate Spade New York in January 2018, Creative Director Nicola Glass has evolved the existing codes of the house in unique ways to honor the brand’s origins and its promise of optimistic femininity, beginning with the spade itself. With her debut collection in Spring 2019, Nicola ushered in a more refined and eclectic approach to color, a unique print language and an air of polished, easy sensuality. Her acute attention to detail, continues to elevate the brand. Today, nuance balances boldness, not everything is visible at first glance and every piece is thoughtfully designed to celebrate the individuality of the woman wearing it.


Billion in Revenue


Directly Operated Stores Globally


Employees Worldwide

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

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