Kate Spade's Family Releases Statement Following Her Tragic Death

A note was also said to be left at the scene. Spade hanged herself with a scarf, police sources said. May we all take note that we never know what goes on in someone's life.

Years later, her dream - and offerings - would expand into hundreds of Kate Spade New York stores in North America and in Japan, with her products on shelves in more than 450 stores worldwide. You couldn't walk into her boutiques and not smile.

Kate Spade attends the 5,000 performance celebration of "Mamma Mia!" on Broadway at Broadhurst Theatre, Nov. 9, 2013, in New York City. They started a new venture in 2016, called Frances Valentine, selling handbags and footwear.

'Our thoughts are with Andy and the entire Spade family at this time'.

In fact, just this year, the brand (now owned by Tapestry, the parent company of Coach) brought back one of Spade's designs ― the Sam ― to the delight of many fashion fans. Her brand was known for having sleek, utilitarian shapes and designs.

Spade didn't leave fashion behind altogether. Prior to launching her fashion line, Spade spent five years at "Mademoiselle", a women's magazine, and eventually become a senior fashion editor and head of accessories. "I would have called it Channel", she said at the time. Thank you, Kate, from one of the millions you made feel handsome. "My current wallet, covered in bees, makes me smile every time I see it- it's by Kate Spade". I still have it. They said through a spokesman that they loved Kate dearly and will miss her terribly. It's amusing how a purse can instantly make you feel like an adult. If you are struggling with depression and contemplating suicide, please, please seek help. But mental illness does not discriminate. No matter who you are. "Leaving my children for so many hours each week isn't easy, but I am honestly able to say without hesitation that I love what I do, the people I work with, and the things I work on". I am heart broken by this news.

To Ms Spade, who had a well-stocked purse collection before making a career out of it, clean did not have to mean boring. Ultimately, Kate Spade-the brand-expanded into other fashion categories, including shoes, clothing, jewelry, and bedding. Check in with loved ones.

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