Get to Know…Kate Spade

Westfield Store (photo by The Coup)

I get so excited when I get introduced to a new label! That’s exactly what happened when I wondered into a new Kate Spade New York store in Westfield (White City) shopping centre. This boutique is lovely, ambient and all of the products were presented with great style and composition. I must have spent good 20 minutes walking through the shop, constantly stopping, looking and touching every item. From clothes to jewellery, to bags and shoes, you see the trademark Kate Spade’s design being carried through.

It all started in 1993, when Kate Brosnahan Spade set out to design the perfect bag. She created only 6 silhouettes, playing with sleek colour palettes and textures. Everyone fell for that fresh take on the everyday accessory and from then on Kate Spade New York with its graphic approach and trademark became a visually recognisable brand all over the world.

In 2012 you see this brand carry it’s colourful design through handbags and clothing, jewellery, shoes, stationery, eyewear, baby, fragrance, tabletop, bedding and gifts.

At the average price of £200 for a designer bag – it is very good value. You can see one of them being featured in your ‘Work It’ bag post here. Cannot wait to pop in there for another look next time I am in Westfield!

‘Work It’ bags

Everyone needs a good bag to wear to work. Something that will survive getting over packed with things that we say we cant live without, long journeys via public transport and all kinds of weather. This selection includes bags you can trust, that combine style and practicality like no other.
From top left, Edaline by Whyred, 4.500 SEK; The Brooklyn bag by Marc B, £49; South Kensington Dunn by Kate Spade, $528; Citybag with zip from Zara, £99.99.

New in this week: Zara
Zara – one of my all time favourite high street shops, has put out the following items out this week. Loving the tiger clutch (£69.99),  which will be huge for this autumn, (more on animal print, to follow!), nude patents pumps (£39.99) – a wardrobe staple and an animal print scarf (£15.99) to effortlessly brighten up any casual outfit.

I WANT: Holographic Purse

Proenza Schouler Resort 2013 leather bag.
Oh my oh my…

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The holographic accessories also feature in Stella McCartney’s Resort 2013 collection.
I am hoping high street will also pick that infectious trend up!

Black to Black

For those days when you feel like indulging yourself in a black.
1. Rodan dress by All Saints, £295

2. Black lace cowl back blouse by River Island, £30

3. Jane Norman embellished jacket, £27.50

4. Zara high heel sandal, £39.99

5. Lipsy snake stud dome bag, £48

6. Alexander McQueen X Ray silk scarf, £170

I WANT | Snake skin clutch bag from Warehouse, £26

You don’t see a gorgeous peach snake every day, and it’s hard to find something that looks good and classy. This is a perfect little hard shell bag with a diamanté fastening looks good enough to eat!

How amazing are Zara’s graded shopper and a clutch? A very fresh take an a duo colour trend. Cow leather bag, £99.99 and clutch, £70.