Kate Spade!

A little Kate Spade Bio: Kate Spade & Joel Franklin launched the handbag company in New York, SoHo in 1993, rolling with their success they decided to include stationery, shoes, beauty products & eyewear, later adding a fashion line.  Kate Spade NY is going from strength to strength and is now worldwide.    Not bad for a company that is only 11 years old!   It’s not really hard to figure out why Kate Spade is such a great success, with its vibrant colours, funky/quirky style mixed with classic designs.  Kate Spade is the perfect designer for me.  As a working mother I need my clothes to be practical but stylish & fun, that’s what Kate Spade gives me.   I get to dress age appropriate but still have fun.
My first trip to Kate Spade was back in 2011 when the wonderful Marissa took me to the San Marcos outlet.  Seriously I was like a kid in a sweet shop, clapping and touching everything.  I think I might have scared Marissa a little with all my crazy.  The outlet had something like 40% off and a further 20% at the checkout.  I ended up buying a dress that was once $450 for £155 and a handbag from $599 down to just over £100 with the discount and exchange rate. Freaking awesome!!!!  Needless to say if there were a Kate Spade NY in the North East area I would never have any money but a boat load of pretty things. 
 This summer whilst on holiday in the USA we decided to take a trip to San Marcos outlet for a bit of shopping.  As my children are 18 & 12 they loved the outlet, what’s not to love Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors, Coach & many, many more.  We spent a small fortune that day but nothing like what it would have cost us to buy it all in England.  Jack got a pair of Tommy Hilfiger jeans for $40 (£24.00), Ellissa bought a pair of Coach sandals for $26.00 (£16.00) Total madness.   Sorry a little of course there… Whilst at the outlet we had to pay a visit to Kate Spade and again they had a crazy discount deal on so my wonderful Hubby bought me my super cute new handbag for my Birthday.  ($379.00 we paid £111.90).It’s a pale dusty pink which is my favorite colour, I love it!

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