Things We Love

kate spade book

If you’ve been here before, my weakness for kate spade New York should come as no surprise to you. I’ve been a little bit in love with the brand since I was about 9 years old, visiting Canal Street in New York City for the first time (so yes, fine, the first Kate Spade bags I fell in love with did happen to be well-designed knockoffs… minor detail). Over the last twenty years, the brand has seen some changes, specifically in creative direction, with Deborah Lloyd replacing Kate herself as the new Chief Creative Officer after Fifth and Pacific Companies bought the brand in 2007. Yet they have remained true to their colorful roots. Things We Love commemorates the 20th anniversary of Kate Spade, showcasing all of the little elements that inspire the company’s persona and designs.

kate spade things we love

gold book pages

From polka dots to cocktails, each chapter is dedicated to a single love of the brand and team. The book is absolutely beautiful, and I think I could flip through it a dozen more times and still find new pieces of vibrant inspiration.

kate spade polka dots

kate spade bows

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kate spade New York: Things We Love
Foreword by Glenda Bailey, Introduction by Deborah Lloyd
Edited by Deborah Aaronson & Rebecca Kaplan
ABRAMS Books, 2013

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9 responses to “Things We Love

  1. I need this book! I, too, love Kate Spade. I think the creative behind their brand is genius! Everything they do is branded and executed to a tee! Plus, their products are GORGEOUS.

  2. I am in love with this book! I also had some fantastic canal street KS knockoffs. They were horrible; weird shapes, patterns, hardware, etc. but they did have the label. I had no idea then that the beauty of Kate Spade was actually everything but the label!

    xo, jill
    Classy with a Kick

  3. You’re right. I need it. Right now.

  4. love this! I adore having fashion books on hand!

  5. This would be such a wonderful coffee table book. xx. McKenna Lou

  6. I want this book SO badly — it would be so chic on a coffee table!
    xo Josie

  7. I’ve been planning to order this book for weeks, and your post really sold me on it, Emily! Kate Spade is hands down one of my favorite brands! I’m off to buy it right now :)

    Have a lovely weekend!

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

  8. Orianne

    I like the boots:)



  9. I bought this at my local kate spade store last weekend and am obsessed with it! It looks precious on my coffee table and I can’t stop looking through it! :)


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