Post # 16
Kate Spade projects itself as youthful, but that’s not neccesarily a bad thing. You can have a youthful personality at 50! That said, if you’re looking for something sophisticated, stick to clean lines, bags with structure and neutrals. They’ll look refined no matter what the brand.
Post # 17
I like some KS bags, but overall I feel the interior quality is lacking. I love Dooney & Bourke the most!
Post # 18
I think “Oh that’s a Kate Spade bag” and the don’t think about it anymore.
Post # 19
Some Kate Spade bags are childish, some are classic. It’s not about the brand, it’s about the bag itself.
Post # 20
I love my Kate Spade bags. I don’t think my very structured bag looks youthful, but I do have a more fun print one that does make me feel a little more youthful. MK bags, however, strike me as being too youthful for me.
Post # 21
I agree with pp that my view of the brand is preppy and girly. But I think the plainer designs are nice and simple – I’d just never want a bag with bows or scallops.
Post # 22
Kate Spade bags are not my personal style but I think some styles are okay.
Post # 23
I thought this was going to go down the death route.
Post # 24
I’m not into KS but to me it reminds me of when Coach and MK were the popular purse brands, it’s just The in brand right now.
Also, if I looked at a bag I would have zero clue if it was KS or not.
Post # 25
Love love love them. I’m 33 and I have 6 of them on rotation.
I wouldn’t consider them a youthful brand.
All of mine are plain black, navy or tan leather.
Post # 26
I think of conspicuous consumption.
Post # 27
I personally wouldn’t buy one for myself, but I do own one that was a gift and I like it just fine. Generally I think Kate Spade has fun and contemporary designs, although some do come off a bit too “cutesy” for me (bows, polkadots, etc). I like the crossbody bags the best out of the styles.
Post # 28
Depends on the bag. I don’t really pay attention to the brand so much as the bag itself.
These two have very different vibes..
Post # 29
I don’t carry a purse and I think everyone should carry whatever brings them joy & is functional for their lifestyle. I saw someone mention that you can have a youthful at any age and I love that!! OP carry what makes you happy! I don’t think anyone else would judge you for a Kate Spade purse. I personally wouldn’t spend that much on a purse but I’m just not into purses. Everyone has their own things that they like to spend money on purses just aren’t my thing!!
Post # 30
I think it’s a youthful brand but many of the designs are classic. I find that many brands are leaning young these days, Ted Baker with its bows and even Coach these last few years. I stay away from the young designs but I do like a classic bag, no matter what designer it is. Conclusion: wear what you like! Other people won’t notice or care most of the time.