Kate Spade the quintessentially New York store has arrived in the UK. Well England, well okay then, London.
Though to quibble in this web-age it matters not whether we live in a city with stores full of fashionable threads or we live in a slumbering sartorial back-water. But nevertheless if you want to check out in person – to do more than look not touch – then Kate Spade’s cool clean colourful wares are now available to try on and buy in London’s Covent Garden. And even posher Sloane Square to follow.
Kate Spade, if you don’t know, do clothes and their accessories. They also do covers for iPhones and iPads – though can you really make these Apple icons anymore better looking than they are already? – they also dabble in home-wear and bridal.
On their website there are a number of other features too such as Deborah Loves and Westward Collection. The Deborah doing the loving being Deborah Lloyd its current president. The Westward collection is the work of Los Angeles fashion duo Emily Current and Meritt Elliott, known together as Maude.
Kate Spade also have a colour of the month – as I type this it is blue but as you read it…
The stylish looks of the Kate Spade website are in keeping with the looks of its fashion.
It will be interesting to see whether Kate Spade London follows in the footsteps of Kate Spade New York – will its global brand overbear or will it allow – can it allow? – a space for local spirit?
That Kate Spade sell Apple fashion accessories is perhaps fitting – they are themselves the Apple of retail fashion – producing pricey pieces stylish and complete enough with the unspoken longed for hope that you will never feel the need to purchase a competitor product again!
And unlike Apple’s over-dependence on one man, its just stepped down CEO, Steve Jobs, Kate Spade has both its eponymous founder and president & chief creative officer Deborah Lloyd at its helm to sustain its brand into the future.
- Kate Spade New York Introduces Charming New Bedding Collection (casasugar.com)
- Covet: Kate Spade Book Clutches (atouchoflovely.wordpress.com)
- Kate Spade New York Bike Available at Shutters on the Beach (shoppingblog.com)
- Kate Spade’s Adorable iPhone Cases (thegloss.com)
- Kate Spade and Current/Elliott collaborate on capsule collection (purseblog.com)