Friday, August 24

The Departure of Kate & Andy Spade


I realize this is old news, but the comments from my post on tastemakers got me to thinking about what they might do in the future. My three sisters gave me the must-have black nylon Sam bag ten years ago and I have been a huge fan ever since.

“This is a hard decision, and I feel very emotional about it. But the emotions would be more about melancholy if I thought we weren’t doing the right thing. We are with the right partners - we wouldn’t make this decision otherwise. This is an opportunity for employees and the fabulous teams we have in place, to take the baton and run away with it,” said Kate Spade.

Can there be a Kate Spade label without the creativity of Kate Spade? Do you think the Kate Spade brand will endure without Kate and Andy or will it die off under the Liz Claiborne umbrella? We'll have to keep tabs on what happens to the Kate Spade industry without Kate Spade.

10 comments:

Anne said...

Ronda I am with you! I am so saddened by the news. I just can't imagine what it will be like without Kate and Andy at the helm!

Anonymous said...

I HATE to hear they are leaving the company!!

Habitually Chic said...

I'm sure after the requisite "no compete" time frame has ended, they will be back with a new venture. Andy Spade is staying on to the end of the year and has a lot of stuff going on with the Jack Spade line and store. Personally, I hope they do something with art or design. They both have a great eye.

Anonymous said...

This is pretty old news but I am eager to see what they do next!

ALL THE BEST said...

Hi anonymous, yes I realize the announcement is old news, but the comments from my post on tastemakers got me to thinking about what they might do in the future.

Ashley K. said...

Old news or not I hate they are leaving too. I agree with you HC, art or design would be a great fit. I can’t blame them for wanting to spend more time with their daughter.

Suzy said...

Okay, it may have been old news, but I had not heard...thanks for sharing. How sad! Can't wait to hear what they both do next.

ALL THE BEST said...

I think I was behind everyone else too Suzy. It takes time to travel to the UK.

Stacey said...

Wait a minute! This is the first i had heard of this as well! Thanks for letting everyone know! I am saddened by know they will not disappear. I'll be eager to hear of more news!

Stacey

ALL THE BEST said...

Hi Stacey, glad it wasn't just me. I am certain they will go on to do great things. They are both too creative to not embark on new and wonderful adventures.