who we are

since our launch in 1993 with six
essential handbags, we’ve always stood
for optimistic femininity.
today we’re a
global life and style house filled with
handbags, of course. also clothes,
shoes,
jewelry, home décor, tech accessories
and so many other things that you use
every day.

we value thoughtful details.
we think a layer of polished ease looks
(and feels) so chic.
and to us, modern,
sophisticated colors make a personal
style statement all their own.

it’s these founding principles that
define our unique style. we like that our
style is synonymous with joy.

kate spade new york is part of the
tapestry house of brands.

our story began when...

kate brosnahan spade, an accessories editor
at mademoiselle, was frustrated
she couldn't find the
fashionable,
utilitarian handbag she'd been
craving
for years and set out to design the
perfect
one out of her apartment.

she made samples out of construction
paper. she
combined sleek shapes
and colorful palettes in an
entirely new
way and debuted six versions of a
bag
called sam. women and fashion
editors loved the
designs. they sparked
a revolution in accessories.

our spade
tech
backpacks
card holders
we thoughtfully integrate our
signature mark into all of our designs
for a delightful surprise.
(sometimes it's obvious, and sometimes
you have to look closely.)
our
creative director
nicola glass
nicola glass joined kate spade new york
as creative director in january of 2018,
leading all creative aspects of the brand,
including women’s accessory and
ready-to-wear
design, brand imagery
and store environments.

with her debut collection in spring
2019, nicola ushers in an air of
sensuality
and polished ease with a
refined, eclectic approach to color
that honors the brand’s origins
and
evolves its house codes in conceptual,
sophisticated new ways.

nicola is an 18-year veteran of the
fashion and luxury industry in
accessories design at michael
kors and
gucci. she holds a masters in fashion
accessories from the royal college of art
in london
and a bachelor of arts
in jewelry design from the edinburgh
college of art.

today, nicola resides in dumbo,
brooklyn with her husband and son…
and still dreams of becoming
a professional surfer.

get to know nicola

i collect… shoes, jewelry and books.

i indulge in… dark chocolate, either salted
or with a hint of orange or ginger.

the flowers on my table…
are wildflowers,
which remind me of
growing up in my
grandparents’ garden.

i find inspiration in…
old furniture and art.
i like exploring how
things are constructed, and
material mixes.
travel, too. it frees my mind.