who we are
since our launch in 1993 with six
essential handbags, we've always stood
for optimistic femininity.
today we're a
global life and style house filled with
handbags, of course. also clothes,
jewellery, home décor, tech accessories
and so many other things that you use
we value thoughtful details.
we think a layer of polished ease looks
(and feels) so chic.
and to us, modern,
sophisticated colors make a personal
style statement all their own.
it's these founding principles that
define our unique style. we like that our
style is synonymous with joy.
kate spade new york is part of the
tapestry house of brands.
our story began when...
kate brosnahan spade, an accessories editor
at mademoiselle, was frustrated
she couldn't find the
utilitarian handbag she'd been
for years and set out to design the
one out of her apartment.
she made samples out of construction
combined sleek shapes
and colorful palettes in an
way and debuted six versions of a
called sam. women and fashion
editors loved the
designs. they sparked
a revolution in accessories.
we thoughtfully integrate our
signature mark into all of our designs
for a delightful surprise.
(sometimes it's obvious, and sometimes
you have to look closely.)
nicola glass joined kate spade new york
as creative director in january of 2018,
leading all creative aspects of the brand,
including women's accessory and
design, brand imagery
and store environments.
with her debut collection in spring
2019, nicola ushers in an air of
and polished ease with a
refined, eclectic approach to color
that honors the brands origins
evolves its house codes in conceptual,
sophisticated new ways.
nicola is an 18-year veteran of the
fashion and luxury industry in
accessories design at michael
gucci. she holds a masters in fashion
accessories from the royal college of art
and a bachelor of arts
in jewellery design from the edinburgh
college of art.
today, nicola resides in dumbo,
brooklyn with her husband and son
and still dreams of becoming
a professional surfer.
get to know nicola
i collect shoes, jewellery and books.
i indulge in dark chocolate, either salted
or with a hint of orange or ginger.
the flowers on my table
which remind me of
growing up in my
i find inspiration in
old furniture and art.
i like exploring how
things are constructed, and
travel, too. it frees my mind.