Kate Spade (1) has quickly become an icon of style. The attitude of the company started by the woman with the same name in the early nineties is sophisticated yet playful. Kate Spade’s flagship store is located in SoHo in Manhattan on Broome Street. I know all this because my wife adores Kate Spade and drags me into their shops each time she passes one of their 36 doors. With a little help from my dear sweet wife here is a list of the top five Kate Spade handbags to pick up for fall.
Streetcar Lella by Kate Spade: Says my wife: “Everyone needs a clutch.” You may want to head out for the evening or just to take a stroll through your favorite Whole Foods. When you want a cute clutch, reach for the Streetcar Lella. This elongated clutch resembles an eyeglass case, comes in cheetah print and has a wrist strap for easy carrying. It is said in fashion that an animal print is a great solid so go out on the town in kitty style.
Beantown Quinn by Kate Spade: This moderate size bag is perfect for this season which is trending towards old school and scholarly sophistication. The Beantown Quinn comes in black and white tweed with a striking red interior and has embellishments of peacoat black buttons on the front. If you are thinking about heading out to see Social Network this fall then take along this Boston inspired bag with you.
Knightsbridge Zippered Darcy by Kate Spade: Says my wife: “Let some yellow into your fall collection!” With the depression era and Mad Men style coming back into vogue the Knightsbridge Zippered Darcy is the perfect bag to go with your knee length pencil skirt and tight sweater. This bag has the classic Kate Spade square look but has beautiful chain and leather straps. As my wife describes it, the Knightsbridge Zippered Darcy is just so fun.
Book of the Month Griffen by Kate Spade:Says my wife: “Everyone needs a tote.” There are just days when you have a million places to be and a million chores to do. Grab the Book of the Month Griffen to take with you to all the places on your list and carry along all your tools beautifully. The Book of the Month Griffen comes in a striking yellow Great Gatsby or a purple and pink The Importance of Being Earnest. This bag has a zip closure to keep all your important small things safe as well as an 8″ drop to fit all your paperwork perfectly.
Square Encrusted Framed Lella by Kate Spade: Go out and do something wonderful this fall. Though the economy is tight you can still get all dolled up and take a stroll with your loved one through the park and then dance in the moonlight by the hum of your car stereo. The Square Encrusted Framed Lella is the perfect special occasion clutch. This clutch is similar in shape to the Streetcar Lella but is encrusted with small square beads and topped with the signature Kate Spade bauble reminiscent to your grandmother’s coin purse but oversized.
I guess someone will be buying someone a certian something this fall. Whether you’re tethered to the Kate Spade trough like me or you’re just looking for something fun, there are so many great bags to choose from at Kate Spade this season. The quality is superb and these bags will last you many years. So gather all your things and head out with your new Kate Spade bag for a fall adventure.
My dear, sweet wife