Ever since I discovered Kate Spade New York a few years ago, I’ve been a little bit besotted with the brand’s colourful handbags and playful purses. From the trend-led capsule collections to transcendental staple, signature styles, there’s more than a few accessories topping my lust list. I was only introduced to the designer when bloggers such as Fleur De Force and Tanya Burr brought in to the brand, showcasing their new handbag or purse, and I knew that I had to invest in a couple of pieces for myself.
Lucky enough to visit New York City twice in the last two years, I might’ve indulged in a little bit of retail therapy whilst across the pond. When I first visited the big apple in 2014, I spent too much time in Sephora to think handbags, however my boyfriend brought me back a Kate Spade tech wallet for that year’s Christmas present after a work trip. (Needless to say, I was more than a little excited. Over-the-moon doesn’t quite cut it.) Last year, I visited New York again for Thanksgiving, and I happily dragged my boyfriend to Macy’s that evening for the Black Friday sale. Whilst he wasn’t too impressed, I queued for hours to purchase the most beautiful wallet I’ve ever come across — my brand new Kate Spade. And just because I’m one for over-indulging, I went to Bloomingdale’s the next day and treated myself to a pair of earrings.
I like to think that I’m a bit of a bargain-hunter and I managed to pick up the Kate Spade Britton Place Lacey Wallet in the sale for just $120 from $175. This worked out as £82 and I paid using my British debit card at around 0.66 GBP/$, which I thought was reasonable for a designer purse. Of course, I had saved up all year to go shopping in New York before Christmas, so I allowed myself the treat. I paid full price for the Kate Spade Rise and Shine Stud Earrings and at $38, they worked out at around £25, which I think is incredible value. Unfortunately, the wallet is no longer available, but you can still shop the earrings at Bloomingdale’s and Nordstrom (and likely other stores).
I just love Kate Spade and I hope you like what I bought as much as I do. Do you like the wallet or are the stripes a little too much for you? Do you own anything from Kate Spade, or is there another designer you think I should look at? Let me know in the comments below!