About Us

little bit about kate spade new york

the company

crisp color, graphic prints and playful sophistication are all hallmarks of our brand. as our world expands, our exuberant approach to the everyday is evident in each category we enter, from handbags and clothing to jewelry, shoes, stationery, eyewear, baby, fragrance, tabletop, bedding, and gifts.

with over 80 retail shops across the united states and more than 100 shops internationally, we're available in every time zone and on every continent. whether in san francisco, sao paulo or shanghai, you'll find kate spade new york on the arms—and in the lives—of stylish women everywhere.
welcome to kate spade new york

history

in 1993, kate brosnahan spade, a former accessories editor at mademoiselle, designed the utilitarian bag she’d been craving for years but couldn’t find anywhere. and so began a revolution in accessories. simple silhouettes with clever details and crisp palettes soon established a visual shorthand for the brand that’s recognizable the world over.

in 2007, kate turned the reins over to the design powerhouse liz claiborne inc.—now kate spade & company (NYSE:KATE)—and deborah lloyd took the helm as president and chief creative officer with an aim to broaden the line while honoring kate’s rich history. along with ceo craig leavitt, she quickly launched clothing and jewelry collections, followed by the introduction of bedding, legwear and fragrance.
 
we’ve grown quite a bit since our beginnings 20 years ago. all the while, we’ve never lost sight of who we are: our spirited approach, commitment to curiosity and passion for sharing our colorful world still shapes all that is kate spade new york. live colorfully.