Kate Spade New York is an American fashion design house founded in January 1993 by Kate Spade and her husband Andy Spade.
In 1993, Kate Brosnahan Spade, a former accessories editor at the magazine 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. Thus, Kate Spade New York was born.
Women and fashion editors alike appreciated the brand for its fresh, modern sensibility, as the first shop in New York City opened in 1996.
As the company grew, they began to be known for their graphic approach and trademark wit, different from the other brands that dominated the market.
In 2007, Spade sold her company 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, aiming to broaden the line while honoring the company’s rich history. Recently, the company was acquired by Coach.
Kate Spade New York is now a global lifestyle brand that inspires colorful living through their handbags, clothing, jewelry, shoes, stationery, eyewear, fragrance, home decor, bedding and gifts.
Although the company’s ownership has changed hands, the logo still reflects the originality and creativity of the founder.
Their logo design marries the luxury retail space with the company's spirited approach to fashion, commitment to curiosit, and passion for sharing a colorful world.