This week we will be going slightly off topic and paying tribute to fashion designer Kate Spade. Social Stepmom is a proud supporter of the Kate Spade brand, with its feminine, bubbly aesthetic and its practical use.
Unfortunately Kate Spade was found dead in her apartment on Tuesday morning of an apparent suicide. She was the wife of Andy Spade for 24 years, and the mother of 13 year old daughter, Frances Beatrix Spade.
This fashion designer and her husband, started the Kate Spade brand in a New York apartment in January 1993. In the beginning it was all about handbags for the modern women. Six types of handbags to be exact, because she knew there were many different kinds of modern women! As the brand grew and evolved, shoes, luggage and accessories were added to the Kate Spade empire.
Over a decade ago she left the company and sold it for $125 million. Less than 30 years after the start of Kate Spade, there are over 200 Kate Spade New York stores around the world.
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