Kate Spade New York
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Kate Spade New York is an American fashion design house founded as Kate Spade Handbags in January 1993, by Kate Spade. The name is rendered on products (and occasionally in literature) in all lowercase (kate spade). Jack Spade is the name for the Kate Spade brand's line for men.
The company initially started out selling mainly handbags, but eventually extended to include stationery, personal organizers, address books, shoes, beauty products, perfume, raincoats, pajamas, and eyewear. It now also has a full women's clothing line. In 2004, "kate spade at home" was launched as a home collection brand. It features bedding, bath items, china, and various items for the home and wallpaper.
Jack Spade, a fictional name, is the men's complement to the Kate Spade brand. Its founder and principal designer was Andy Spade. In recent years, Kate Spade has been featuring designs and special editions by guest designers and is no longer the sole artistic vision of the husband and wife team.
In 1996, Spade's company opened its first shop in New York City's SoHo.
In April, 2013 Kate Spade New York launched a new fragrance called Live Colorfully. Previous perfumes of the house include Kate Spade from 2003 and Twirl from 2010. Live Colorfully is a fragrance made in-house that marks the 20th anniversary of the brand. 
- "THE HISTORY". kate spade New York. Retrieved April 2, 2012.
- Fragrantica | Live Colorfully Kate Spade for women