Now this is what I call 'arm candy'! This unique and somewhat delicious looking Kate Spade Chacha Chocolate Clutch is a perfect eye catcher for the upcoming holiday season. (I can't believe I'm talking about the holidays!) Inspired by old candy shoppe favorites and fashioned with tyvek print and talian goat leather trim, this adorable clutch is topped off with 14-karat light gold plated hardware. This exquisite clutch measures 4.3x9.8x1.5 and is available for pre-order at Kate Spade for $295. Sweet...
Cute and sassy best describes this adorable Kate Spade New York 'Westend Avenue-Stevie' Woven Twill Drawstring Bag. Patent leather and proper pleats dress out this charming bag complete with drawstring gussets and a logo-embossed front plate. Available in camel/black, it measures 14x8 1/2x7 and sells for $325 at Nordstroms. New from their Westend Avenue collection, this Kate Spade Bag would make for a nice style for dress or casual.
Smart, urbane and all-together unique, this Kate Spade New York 'Journal Newspaper' Clutch is fashioned in the shape of a rolled up newspaper with a newpaper print pattern. Complete with a magnetic snap flap closure, it measures 12x3 1/2x1 and sells for $125 at Nordstroms. Too cute...
All I can say is...Wow!!! What happened to all the ucky, ugly diaper bags of years past? Well, who cares! Hello Kate Spade! Class knows no boundries when it comes to the ever so stylish Puffer-Stevie Nylon Baby Bag. Beautifully fashioned in nylon with leather trim, the quilted leopard print of this bag can be used long after your little one no longer needs it. Carrying along everything, minus the kitchen sink, this stylish Kate Spade will keep you organized and your baby happy. Loaded with pockets and compartments, it measures 17 1/2x10 1/2x8 and sells for $395 at Nordstroms.
If you're a major bookworm, or just a carrier of cool totes, then you don't want to miss out on this awesome Kate Spade Book Of The Month Griffen Tote. This 'classic' Tote has the beginnings of a unique collection. Kate Spade simply took a few good classics and crafted them into clever totes. Fashioned in cotton canvas with crinkled patent cowhide trim, it features 14-karat light gold plated hardware and an interior zip pocket. Whether you prefer The Great Gatsby or The Importance of Being Earnest, you'll have to agree, the classics have never looked so good. Measuring 14.4x13.3x3.7, the Book Of the Month Griffen Tote sells for $175.
Cute and sassy best describes this adorable Kate Spade Brooklyn Heights Core Stevie Satchel. Combining soft leather and 14 karat gold-plated hardware makes this bag a must-have for your summer wardrobe. With a top zip closure and side tassel accents, it measures 15x6x9 and sells for $365 at Zappos. Available in black and chocolate.
Cute and sassy best describes this adorable Kate Spade Thomas Nylon Crossbody Bag. Detailed with leather trim, this fun-to-carry bag features an adjustable crossbody strap with two inside pockets, and a zip closure. Available in pinkcherry, and black, it measures 7 3/4x9x1/4, and sells for $135 at Saks.
For a quick run through to just about anywhere, this adorable Bloomington Mirra Clutch by Kate Spade definitely fits the bill. Made of brightly floral print cotton canvas, it features a fold over top flap with a magnetic snap closure. Available in sunflower (my favorite!), apple, and navy it's available at Couture Zappos for $179. Let's see...keys, lipstick, phone, credit cards...perfect...
Appropriately named for Monet's lush gardens in the South of France, this adorable Giverny Small Henrietta Cosmetic Case by Kate Spade is truly one of a kind. Made from PVC covered cotton twill, it features vachetta cowhide trim, 14-karet gold plated hardware, with a zipper closure. Measuring 7 3/4x2x3 3/4, it sells for $64 at Couture Zappos. Beautifully fashioned in floral patterns of purple and green, this is one cosmetic case that's worth ever penny. Absolutely just too cute...
New for summer comes the Miramar Alison Bag by Kate Spade. This bright fresh boxy style, available in snow/coral is fashioned in woven synthetic leather with dual handles and signature plate on back. Measuring 8 1/2x4x6 1/4, it sells for $379 at Couture Zappos. This would make for a nice style for dress or casual. Cute:)
I went completely spastic over this new bag from Kate Spade! The 25th Street Stripe Small Gabi, created at the company's infamous design studio on 25th Street in Manhattan, is well on it's way to becoming my favorite bag of this season. Made of Heavyweight jacquard cotton canvas, it features signature stripe trim with natural cowhide. Stylishly accented in 14-karat gold-plated hardware, this gorgeous hobo is the perfect little bag to offset a more than perfect weekday or weekend. Measuring 7.7x13.4x6.7, it sells for $285. (Just a quick reminder...Mom's Day is this Sunday! Trust me...She would absolutely love this bag! )
This very elegant 'Pasadena-Joselyn' Clutch by Kate Spade has really caught my eye. You can carry this slim clutch from a folded style to a full bag. Fashioned in patent calfskin with a studded leather handle, it's accented with custom 14-karet gold hardware and a leather license plate logo. With a front zip pocket, and Larabe dot lining this bag measures 10.5x9.5x.5. Available in black, you can buy it at Norstroms for $265.
The Kate Spade Julia Tote, fashioned in black linen with white leather trim is absolutely gorgeous. Measuring 14x14x7, it carries with top handles and is accented in gold-tone hardware. From the Julia collection, it has side buckled straps and a signature plate that just screams classy, sassy and chic! It sells for $485 at Neiman Marcus.
New from Kate Spade, the 'Merrywood-Rita' Shoulder Bag is made from boarskin leather and accented in light gold signature hardware. With a top zip closure, this adorable mini features an enamel turnlock closure and cotton lining. Available in black, it measures 10 1/2x4 1/2x3, and is available at Norstroms for $275. This gorgeous mini holds credit cards, cash and lipstick. Need I say more?
This adorable Tisbury Monaco bag by Kate Spade is made of 100% wicker straw with patent or metallic calfskin leather trim. With abbeville rose cotton twill lining and accented with gold plated hardware, this handheld basket bag would be perfect for that casual weekend outing. It measures 4.7x8.7x5.9 and come is toast/gold, toast/orange, and toast/wheat and sells for $325.
It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of Kate Spade and this Hudson Street Francis Bag rates right up there with the rest of them. The grainy cowhide leather trimmed bag with waxed cowhide has inside double slide pockets and is topped off with a zip pocket. With the leather signature license plate logo and antique brass hardware, you can bet your booty that I'll be running to the nearest mall to get my hands on this baby! Available in black and measuring 9.6 x 15.9 x 6.3, you can purchase this bag from Kate Spade for $575.
I felt like I simply had to mention that Kate Spade is having a hella-sale on handbags including this beautiful Bennington Baylor in wool felt. Personally, the previous price was a bit much to me to pay for a wool bag but now that it's $319, it's getting a little closer to meeting my expectations! Take a look at the entire sale page here.
Named after a classy neighborhood in San Francisco, Kate Spade's Russian Hill Maya is dainty and elegant in midnight blue velvet. Available only for advanced sale and expected to ship the first of September, the bag features dark wood handles and snakeskin trim. Measuring 11 x 19 x 4 inches, the Russian Hill Maya sells for $425.
Although there won't be any real picnicking going on here in Ohio until much later this spring (it was 17º on Saturday), I'm certain that when the time comes to do so, Kate Spade's new Hobby Picnic Tote will be more than perfect for the occasion. I don't have to tell you how adorable it is because you can clearly see by the picture that it is quite so, and I certainly won't explain to you how ridiculously priced it is, because I know that you aren't expecting anything less. So there you go. Perfect, adorable, and expensive. Enough said.
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It seems like there’s a bag for everything these days, and now there’s one made especially for transporting your breast pump in. Kate Spade's Larabee Noel Elissa Pump Case features signature polka dot cotton with leather trim and the inside has an insulated lining. The $295 bag measures 13 x 11 x 6 inches and is coated with protective polyurethane for easy cleanup in the unexpected case of a breast milk mishap. Oh, and one more thing...spending this much on a bag that holds your breast pump isn't cool no matter what you heard. If you must take this baby-fuel-preserving-apparatus with you, stick it in a Jansport for the love of God.
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So, I may have mentioned before that I’m engaged to a bit of an iPod expert (or at least he thinks he is). The obvious downside to this is that I am forever doomed to a life of useless iPod information ringing fresh in my ears, however, a definite plus is that I not only own every iPod, but get all the scoops on iPod cases too! Kate Spade, who is notorious for being on the ball when it comes to iPod accessories, has released the leather Fulham Case, made especially for the iPod Shuffle. Featuring a flap closure and an opening on the top for headphone accessibility, the case has a spade charm attached to a decorative wrist strap. The Fulham iPod Shuffle Case is lined in textured copper leather for protection from scratches and sells for $45. Besides the coral shown, it also comes in chocolate, black and lemon.
I'm never disappointed when Kate Spade announces new handbags and today's no exception to the rule. The Fulham Annemarie bag is a boxy satchel named after Fulham road, which largely contributed in the 1960's to London's fashion uprising. The bag features glazed patent calfskin with cowhide trim, and the signature larabee dot lining. The Fulham Annemarie from Kate Spade measures 5 x 8 x 3 inches and sells for $275.
Kate Spade's new summer 2005 handbags are to include this gorgeous Berkley Small Wynn made of cotton canvas and leather. The zip-top Wynn is a three-compartment satchel that contains dual hand-held straps for a fun and attractive shape. Inside, the new larabee dot print lines the bag, while grass (shown), rose and black leather trim accent the exterior. Kate Spades Berkley Small Wynn sells for $285.kate-spade-coronado-kolby
New for summer from Kate Spade, the Coronado collection in bright, fresh hues and stripes makes my mouth water and my palms sweat. The Coronado Kolby (shown) is an unstructured, boxy satchel that closes with a top-flap. With leather trim and braided canvas handles, the bag comes in orange/pink along with the blue/green one shown. The $295 satchel is 7.8 x 11 x 7 inches but if that’s not big enough for you, you can instead purchase the Coronado Large Kolby for $345.kate-spade-wainscott-small-basket
Over the weekend, I got a chance to see the Wainscott Small Basket from Kate Spade in person and I will tell you that this picture does it no justice. The purse feels really nice in your hands with its sleek wicker exterior and smooth leather lid. When I carried it around for a minute, it made me feel like it was summer right there in the mall. The Wainscott is lined in printed cotton and a gold latch closes the basket. For $195 the bag comes in rose in addition to the grass one shown. Need a bigger basket? The Medium Wainscott is available too for $245.kate-spade-bexley-maddox
Is it legal to marry a handbag? If it were, I would sooo be willing to spend the rest of my life with this bag and forget all about men and children and such. Just me and my Bexley Maddox from Kate Spade in ocean green. I'm pretty much in love with this satchel. All the bags in the Bexley line are made of textured, tumbled leather and have light gold pyramid-shaped turnlocks. The Maddox satchel has dual shoulder straps, an interior zip pocket and a double slide pocket. The beautiful bag is lined with the new signature larabee dot pattern and sells for $475. I'll have to double check about that whole marrying-a-handbag business. I'll get back to you.
Also, consider getting one of the matching wallets from the Bexley collection since you and your purse won't be able to have babies and all.