We all like looking sassy on a budget, but sometimes a splurge is in order. With this in mind, welcome to the first edition of Worth The Splurge, a primer to help you prepare for your next grown-up purchase.
Remember lusting over that boxy little Kate Spade purse that everyone was trying to get their hands on in high school? Remember getting it and then realizing a few months later that maybe cookie cutter bags aren’t the coolest thing ever? Well, Ms. Spade (much like you) has come a long way since then. Her bags have become progressively more chic but, even more than that, her clothes are adorable and rarely get the attention that they deserve. Keep reading »
There’s a big brouhaha going on right now over handbags that resemble books. Kate Spade will sell bags (above left) that look like well-worn novels starting this fall, and according to Salon’s Broadsheet, the preppy apparel company has been called “a big fat copycat” by handbag designer Olympia Le-Tan, whose similar “book bags” (above right) debuted last fall. Did Kate Spade steal Olympia’s big idea? We doubt it. Keep reading »
While some clothing companies sew sequins on a sweater and call it holiday attire, Kate Spade takes a more original approach, turning the classic bows that get stuck on top of presents into hair accessories, ballet flats, necklaces, and, our personal favorite, rings. These aren’t accessories you’d wear year-round, but it sure would be fun to bring them out every November through New Year’s — and maybe on our birthday, too. Keep reading »
We’ve always wanted a tiny handbag which would look good while bludgeoning purse-snatchers! (So what if identity theft is more en vogue than purse-snatching? Minor detail.) Behold this Miss Piggy pink-colored, leather shoulder bag, which should do the trick. At the very least, the next time we’re annoyed at our guy, can envision ourselves swinging this femme-y Kate Spade purse behind us as we stalk off in a huff. [$147, Bluefly] Keep reading »