Jenna Bush Hager wrote: "I will never forget the first Kate Spade bag I got for Christmas in college". One obvious measure of her influence was the number of counterfeit Kate Spade bags one could find on the streets, Arrington said.
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Bryce Dallas Howard, who served as a brand ambassador for Kate Spade in 2011, described how she was inspired by Spade.
Tapestry Inc, the handbag company formerly known as Coach, eventually bought the Kate Spade brand in May 2017 to tap millennials, who are drawn to the company's quirky satchels and colourful tote bags.
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Spade hasn't been associated with her namesake brand for more than a decade, but the company shared their condolences on its official website and social media accounts Tuesday. Her brightly coloured, clean-lined style offered a spunky take on fashion at time when luxury handbags were out of reach to most consumers and the industry was dominated by venerable European brands.
Spade liked to say that she wasn't obsessed with fashion, or interested in trends.
Andy Spade, the husband of Kate Spade, has released a statement following the designer's suicide. Rob explained, "The friends and people like myself had not seen her for several years". But by the end, "We hadn't even sold enough to cover the cost of the booth", Spade said.
"We are all devastated by today's tragedy", it read. And she changed her name to Katherine Noel Frances Valentine Brosnahan Spade.
Kate leaves behind her husband, Andy, and their 13-year-old daughter, Frances.
I'm here to tell you that you are stronger than you think. "But she'd go on to build this incredible empire". We were in touch with her the night before and she sounded happy.
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