Remembering Kate Spade (1962-2018)
On June 5, 2018, fashion designer Kate Spade was tragically found in her apartment in an apparent suicide at the age of 55. After quitting her magazine job, she started her handbag company in 1933, which she made synonymous with success and sophistication. Shortly after, she married her husband, Andy, and together, they had had their daughter Frances.
She opened her first store on Thompson Street in New York and there was just something about her corner in Soho that made everyone feel special. Although an expensive purchase, Kate Spade bags became known as luxuries that marked defining moments in many women’s lives. Her feminine designs, bright pops of color and bold designs always reminded customers to leave a little bit of sparkle wherever they go.
She was truly an icon in the fashion industry and will surely be missed.