after the departure of kate & andy spade from their namesake company and its subsequent sale to liz claiborne, it would have been easy to write off kate spade or feel that they had reached its peak. you wouldn’t have been more wrong. the company hired deborah lloyd as co-president and creative director to build the brand into a power and introduce new categories. lloyd knows a thing or two about that, having worked with rose marie bravo at burberry then revamping banana republic. sales have doubled since her start, and the clothing line has really taken off.
kate spade’s year long campaign of live colorfully is fun, flirty, and quirky and the offerings include not sturdy work bags, but sweet dresses, vintage-y jewelry, glittery shoes, and more. the march collection (featuring yellow) just reached stores yesterday, and elisabeth from mission closet partnered with the kate spade store on grant street to offer local bloggers a preview. if you’re a lover of color (either in a big way or a small way), definitely stop by kate spade on grant street, in the san francisco centre or online…there’s something for everyone.
(top, on mannequin) the villa valerie jacket and (below) flats featuring the new kate spade logomark
a bevy of sexy slingbacks
the grand street gabriel (love the soft blue)
*thanks again to elisabeth & the staff at the kate spade grant street store