• Kate Spade Was Alone in Her Apartment When She Apparently Killed Herself: Source

    11 days ago - By People

    Designer Kate Spade was alone in her New York City apartment on Tuesday morning when she apparently hanged herself , a police source confirms to PEOPLE, disputing earlier reports that Spade's husband was home at the time.
    Spade, 55, was found in her bedroom at her Manhattan residence around 10 a.m., according to N.Y.C. police sources. Her housekeeper, who had arrived for the day, discovered her body.
    Officials said Spade was unresponsive from an apparent suicide, and she was reportedly pronounced dead at the scene.
    Speaking at a news conference later Tuesday, police officials stressed that...
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  • Why Kate Spade Legally Changed Her Name in 2016

    11 days ago - By People

    The late fashion designer Kate Spade , will forever be associated with the highly successful namesake label she and her husband created in 1993, Kate Spade New York. But in 2016, she decided to change her famous moniker to Kate Valentine Spade. Why? She explained her decision to PEOPLE in 2016 .
    Despite never finding it odd to share her name with a brand that she stepped away from in 2007 (she and her husband sold the company in 2006 to Liz Claiborne, Inc.), she wanted to differentiate herself from the Kate Spade New York label when she launched her second fashion brand, Frances Valentine...
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  • How Kate Spade Fans Are Paying Tribute to the Late Designer

    11 days ago - By Glamour

    Fans of the late Kate Spade are paying tribute to the designer by visiting stores and wearing the brand.
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  • Kate Spade Said She Wanted to Be Remembered as a 'Great Friend' in 2002 Glamour Women of the Year Story

    11 days ago - By People

    As the fashion industry mourns the loss of the late designer Kate Spade , who died from apparent suicide at her Manhattan apartment on Tuesday, many fans of both Kate Spade the person as well as the brand are sharing their memories of the designer. Spade's niece, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star Rachel Brosnahan, shared a video of her aunt dancing with her husband of 24 years, Andy Spade, while her brother-in-law, comedian David Spade, shared photos from happier times with the designer as well, saying that he “still can't believe it.” And according to both family members, and many other...
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  • Kate Spade obituary

    11 days ago - By The Guardian

    American fashion designer who rose to fame with her range of handbags in the 1990s In a fashion fan's mind, the name Kate Spade immediately transforms into “kate spade”, spelled out in New Baskerville typeface, underscored by “NEW YORK” and surmounted by a nifty little deck-of-cards ace. That was the logo on the labels inside her first handbags, which were so free of surface detail, without plaques, grommets or zips, that they looked almost too austere; so, before launching them at a 1993 trade show, she stayed up all night hand-sewing the labels on to their outsides. From those bags, put...
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  • Target Expanding Small-Store Fleet in New York

    11 days ago - By WWD

    Target Corp. is building a critical mass of smaller stores in New York's five boroughs, especially Manhattan and Brooklyn. While Walmart Inc. continues to eschew those environs, Target seems intent on saturating the market with its smaller, flexible-format stores.
    The Minneapolis-based retailer on Wednesday said a 50,000-square-foot unit will open in 2020 in Central Brooklyn at the intersection of Kings Highway and Foster Avenue. It's the 27th store Target has opened or has in the works in New York City, and the seventh unit in Brooklyn.
    Target's existing Brooklyn locations include...
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  • Levi Teams with Harley Viera Newton and Liana for Summer Shop in NY

    11 days ago - By Fashion United

    Levi has joined forces with Harley Viera Newton and Liana for a temporary Summer Shop in
    New York. The store, located at 232 Elizabeth Street, will showcase essential summer wardrobe pieces - including summer dresses, cut off shorts and colorful t-shirts. Among Levi's pieces on display are the Made
    & Crafted splice flare, the classic 501 shorts and the Trucker jacket.
    Select items will feature the custom HVN cherry print design. “The idea behind my line, HVN, was to create flattering, wearable dresses in luxury fabrics with personal touches,” says Harley Viera Newton of The
    Summer Shop...
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  • Kate Spade New York Stores Will Honor Late Founder with Touching Window Display

    11 days ago - By People

    To pay homage to its founder, Kate Spade, who died on Tuesday from apparent suicide , all Kate Spade New York stores will honor her with a new window display.
    According to a source, stores will remove all signage and product from their window and replace it with a poster of the company's statement following her death, which was posted on Instagram.
    The statement reads: “Kate Spade, the visionary founder of our brand, has passed. Our thoughts are with her family at this incredibly heartbreaking time. We honor all the beauty she brought into this world.”
    According to the source, all US...
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