Kate Spade: Kate & Andy Spade A 1991 conversation at a Mexican restaurant led Kate & Andy Spade to ask, "What's missing in designer handbags?" Kate's answer was a simple modern-shaped handbag that launched the iconic fashion brand: Kate Spade.
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Kate Spade: Kate & Andy Spade

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A 1991 conversation at a Mexican restaurant led Kate & Andy Spade to ask, "What's missing in designer handbags?" Kate's answer was a simple modern-shaped handbag that launched the iconic fashion brand: Kate Spade.

For years, Kate & Andy Spade — the founders of Kate Spade NY — worked out of a tiny NYC apartment. Andrew Holder for NPR hide caption

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For years, Kate & Andy Spade — the founders of Kate Spade NY — worked out of a tiny NYC apartment.

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