Kate Spade net worth, age, height, wiki, husband, kids, biography.
Kate Spade is a business magnate and an American fashion designer who has successfully established herself as a true fashion mogul with her designer handbags. “Kate Spade New York,” her fashion label, caters to women of all ages, and the line includes handbags, apparel, and accessories. The brand has become a household name, firmly entrenched as a fashion standard in every home.
Kate Spade: Profile summary
|Known as||Kate Spade|
|Net worth||$150 million|
|Date of Birth:||1962 December 24|
|Date of Death:||2018 June 5|
|First Name||Katherine Noel Valentine|
|Birth Nation:||United States|
Kate Spade: Biography & Early Life
Kate Spade was named Katherine Noel Brosnahan at birth. She was born on the 24th of December, 1962, in Kansas City, in the state of Missouri, USA. Her father owned a construction company, and her mother was a housewife.
Kate attended St. Teresa’s Academy, and after graduating, she chose to go to the University of Kansas before transferring to Arizona State University, majoring in journalism, Class of 1985. Her interest in fashion didn’t sprout from her younger days; the love was cultivated later during her college years. Her initial days as a working woman were spent at a motorcycle bar.
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Kate Spade: Personal Life
While in school, Kate Spade progressed academically, and her love life flourished as well, she met her future husband, Andy Spade, at a part-time job, and the couple soon started dating. The pair married in 1994. They have one child, a baby girl named Frances Beatrix Spade. Kate now resides in New York with her husband and her daughter.
Kate Spade: Age, Height, and Weight
Born on 24 December 1962, Kate Spade was 56 years old as of 2022. Her height was 1.6 m. tall, and weight was 56 kg.
Kate Spade: Career
After graduating from college, Kate Spade moved to New York in 1985. The move to New York proved to be quite a hit for Kate. After six turbulent years, she landed a job at Mademoiselle magazine in Manhattan and soon headed the Accessories department. The monotonous life became too heavy for the always creative Kate. She then decided to proceed with her own entrepreneurial ideas.
Kate, along with her husband, Andy, then decided to venture into designing and selling handbags, a style that would be sophisticated yet chic, modern yet subtle, a set of truly classic timeless designs. Thus, in 1992, she embarked on this dream, quit her job, invested her savings, and started designing. The line debuted in 1993 and was a huge success. Kate Spade opened her first boutique in Soho, Manhattan.
In 1997, the brand signed an international agreement with the Itochu fashion system and Sanei International, opening up 29 in-store layouts in Japan. In 1999, Kate Spade sold 56% of the shares of her company to Neiman Marcus for $33.6 million while she continued to head the creative team. In the 2000s, Kate had five stores, three in New York, Boston, and California. She went on to expand her brand to include eyewear and home goods. In 2002, Kate decided to hone her writing skills by releasing her three books on fashion and style.
Kate Spade launched her home goods brand, “Kate Spade at home.” Kate Spade sold off her share in her brand in 2006 and launched “Frances Valentine” with her husband, Andy Spade. The brand, like her former, focuses on handbags and apparel suited for women. Her maiden company has grown incredibly since its launch in 1993, with over 140 stores in the USA and 175 stores internationally.
Kate Spade: Awards and Achievements
Awarded “America’s New Fashion Talent in Accessories” by the Council of Fashion Designers of America in 1996. Awarded “Best Accessory Designer of the Year.” By the Council of Fashion Designers of America in 1998. She was honoured at the Cooper Hewitt Museum for exhibiting her designs in 1999. “Giants of Design Award for Tastemaker” was awarded by House Beautiful in 2004. Awarded “American Food and Entertaining Award for Designer of the Year” by Bon Appetit in 2004. Awarded “Elle Decor International Design Award for Bedding” by Elle Decor in 2004. Honoured at the Entrepreneur Hall of Fame at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. It is ranked as one of the Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company in 2017.
Kate Spade: Net Worth
Her current net worth is $300 million.