What do you think when you see Kate Spade bags

posted 2 years ago in Accessories
Post # 31
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Bumble bee

I really though this thread was about how to feel about her products after her death. But I think this is location dependant. Here MK (which I have and I like) is known for a designer bag for teenagers. I’ve never associated kate spade with any age group or type. It seems to me like DKNY to be affordable luxury but still designer. The designs seem very classic.

Post # 32
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I love Kate Spade as well. I’ve bought several bags over the years, and I would still buy today. I honestly decide on the particular style. (Now, I’m a bit more into functionality as well.) However, I do agree that the brand as a whole is changing. I don’t think I would put it into the MK category. (MK just irks me.)

But, I think that the “status” has definitely changed. Doesn’t that happen to all of brands anyway? 🙁

Post # 33
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

sex and the city –

Carrie : (something to the effect of – get more tampons ladies)

Charlotte : but i cant fit them in my kate spade purse

miranda : KATE must have a tiny vagina

hahahahahahahahah

Post # 34
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I don’t really think anything of the brand name.

It does bring up her suicide to me though.

Post # 35
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

For me, it depends on the specific bag, not the brand. I have 2 KS bags, both black leather with clean lines and plenty of space. I use one for work (Rosalind, pictured below) and one for weekends randomly. That said, I’m not a fan of any girly, cutsey, dainty stuff in general and especially not for my accessories. 

Ohhh, nice classic bag: 

Hmm, my 15 year old niece would probably love this:

Post # 36
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Busy bee

I think it’s a cute high street bag and I don’t ever think “it’s inappropriate for her age” I just think its nice and maybe think the person might be a bit whimsical? Which I like. I do think about her suicide too, so it’s a little sad.

Post # 37
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

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rez123 :  Gosh I wish I’d been able to afford a £200 bag as a teenager! I’ve literally just bought my first 2 designer (in my eyes) bags this year, aged 31, and they are an MK and a Coach. 

Post # 38
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Honey Beekeeper

I think of her suicide and how sad it is that someone with so much to live for was afflicted with this deadly illness. I do wonder how it will affect sales. 

Post # 39
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Bumble bee

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littlered3 :  I didn’t get mine as a teenager 😉 but I see a lot of high school students on the bus with MK bag. I know there is a bit of a debate going on about it wether it is appropriate. But I guess teenagers already own a lot to expensive stuff 🤷‍♀️

I need a new backpack and I thought I’d treat myself with a nicer one. Looked through different brands due to inspirations from this thread. Found really nice one with the brand Smythson which I have heard of…Only $1025. I guess I’ll just get a $40 one form amazon 😁

Post # 40
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

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rez123 :  gah!! So expensive… I only bought my 2 “label” ones because they were in an outlet, so basically half price, and a honeymoon treat. Even then it felt scary to spend more than £50 on a bag!! 🤣 Makes you wonder how on earth teenagers can afford this stuff…£200 bags, £40 makeup palettes…mad!

Post # 41
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Like any other designer bag, I think the label must be important to the owner.

Post # 42
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Sugar bee

I don’t think anything about the brand itself, it depends what the bag looks like.

A nice classic black bag will be fine and adult/professional, but a hot pink one with chain straps and flappy zipper tags will not. Her line of bags seems to have a bit of both (had to google), so it’s hard to say without seeing them.

(I’m not a designer bag person though, so take that with a grain of salt)

 

 

Post # 43
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Blushing bee

I love Kate Spade bags because I love the style and detail. It’s just very me! I think if you like it, go for it. I consider it to be a bit nicer and more stylistically elegant than Coach or Michael Kors. Just mentioning that because people seem to have brought up those brands a lot in this thread. Get whatever you like and rock it!

Post # 44
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Bumble Beekeeper

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littlered3 :  If they have a job, it makes perfect sense. No bills, all their money is fun money!

Post # 45
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Bumble bee

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jellybellynelly :  or parents buy it since $200 might not be much for every family. Or the teen saved birthday money or family bought a group present. I got some expensive presents as a teen when my parents, siblings and grandparents would group together.

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