It all started in 1993, when Kate Prosnahan, a former asscesories editor at Mademoiselle, set out to design a sleek, utilitarian handbag she'd been craving for years, but couldn't find on the market. Along with her husband, Andy Spade, they launched Kate Spade New York. And so began a revolution in the accessories market. Women and fashion editors alike quickly fell for her designs, which combine utility, simple silhouettes, and crisp palettes. As the company grew, its core design values were reinforced by iconic logos and modern graphic elements, establishing a visual shorthand for the brand recognizable the world over. In 2007, as Kate and Andy turned their attention to other pursuits, this iconic american brand was sold to design powerhouse Liz Claiborne, inc. Deborah Lloyd, formerly of Burberry and Banana Republic, took the helm as creative director and co-president that same year, with an aim to honor the company's heritage, while realizing the brand's potential on a global stage. Fifteen years and a handbag revolution later, with and playful sophistication continue to be hallmarks of everything Kate Spade New York, a world that includes: bags for day and evening, clothing, totes, jewelry shoes, stationery, eyewear, baby products and a collection for the home. Kate Spade New York is unpredictably elegant, bringing a graceful, exuberant approach to the everyday.