care guide

keep your favorite kate spade new york
handbags,
shoes and watches in tip-top
condition with the right care.

a damp cloth and mild soap, such as ivory soap or woolite, should work to remove most dirt and stains simply by wiping. once the dirt has been lifted, be sure to wipe down the entire bag quickly in order to avoid getting water spots on the fabric. never immerse your fabric handbag in water since it will delaminate the inner lining, causing it to pucker. leather trim can also erode when immersed in water.

each fabric used in the design of kate spade new york handbags is carefully selected for its color, texture, durability, and beauty. please treat these fabrics with care to extend the life of your bag. we recommend warm water and mild soap on a clean cloth for removing most common stains. please be certain to thoroughly test an inconspicuous area prior to actual stain removal to avoid uncontrollable variations in material reaction. evening bags should be treated with extra special care as delicate fabrics should only be cleaned by dry cleaning specialists. never immerse your fabric handbag in water since it will delaminate the inner lining, causing it to pucker. leather trim can also erode when immersed in water.

our fabric and straw handbags are considered seasonal and do tend to wear more quickly. please refer to the care tag enclosed to help you keep your straw handbag in tip-top condition. we suggest stowing your handbag away from direct sunlight and heat, stuffed with tissue and stored in its dust bag, when not in use. try to avoid crowding your handbag when it is in storage to help maintain its shape, and to prevent delicate straws from breaking.

the leather used in the design of kate spade new york handbags is specially chosen from the finest tanneries in italy and asia. most of our leathers have been treated and are water and scratch resistant. should your handbag become wet, wipe gently dry with a soft cloth. for regular cleaning, a damp cloth and mild leather cream may be applied.

always store your footwear away from light and heat and protect them from rain and humidity.

for most leathers, wiping gently with a dry cloth will do the trick. to clean greater wear and tear, wipe with a clean, damp cloth and apply neutral or colored polish or leather lotion, then buff lightly with a soft cloth. do not apply polish to oil-tanned leathers.

patent leather should be cleaned only with specific patent leather cleaner, not any other plastic or other leather cleaners.

use a soft-bristled suede brush or block to remove dried or stuck-on soil. for wet or oily stains, or ink, professionally clean the item only. keep stored in a shoe tree.

wipe gently with a dry cloth to remove any dust or dirt. professionally treat any stains.

remove dust and dirt with a soft-bristled brush. treat stains with a mixture of mild soap and water applied to the stain with a clean toothbrush. leave soap solution on for about 5 minutes, then wipe clean with a damp cloth. refrain from folding velvet, as it causes wrinkles and creases.

remove dried soil with a soft-bristled brush. treat stains using a solution of warm water and mild soap, then allow time to dry before wearing.

kate spade new york watches are made of 100% solid stainless steel. stainless steel is hypoallergenic and a most durable material. the battery in your kate spade new york watch should last approximately 2 years.

when the battery expires, replace it as soon as possible to prevent any malfunction. in order to maintain the original pressure for water resistance, it is recommended that you do not attempt to change the watch battery yourself. doing so may reduce your water resistance and void your warranty. going to an unauthorized watch dealer may also void your warranty if changes are made. it is recommended to have your battery changed by metro service center.

for all metal bracelets, special tools are required for proper removal of links to avoid damage to the pins that hold the links together. it is recommended that you visit your local jewelry and/or watch store to adjust your bracelet.

to open, gently press down on the pointed tip of the spade with your finger until it unclasps. alternatively, you can unlock the bracelet by popping it apart with your nail at the bottom of the spade.