Welcome to my New York City series called, “N Y C-eries!”
Through this series, I’m sharing my experiences and personal photos from all of my favorite spots in New York City so far! I love NYC with my entire heart, so I finally pulled out all of my NYC photos from the years I have visited, and decided to share them with you!
In this post, I wanted to share mainly my photos from two Kate Spade stores in New York City. Kate Spade is one of my absolute best style and career inspirations, as she had such an interesting life, leading her to create in my opinion, one of the most bright, unique, and classically chic brands I can think of! Kate Spade did live in New York City with her family, before her death in 2018.
One of my favorites is the Kate Spade New York store at the Rockefeller Center (address: 610 5th Ave, New York, NY 10022), and the other is at 789 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10065. Kate Spade has several stores throughout New York City, and I’m sure they are all equally stunning! I love brands’ stores in New York City, because as you probably already know, they are bigger and brighter than their stores anywhere else! These Kate Spade stores, particularly the Rockefeller Center store, carry New York City merchandise that isn’t always offered online or at any other locations, too! The staff among these stores is always super polite and friendly, and I’m always finding so many neat items I want to take home with me!
I personally LOVE the aesthetic in Kate Spade stores (especially these), so I’m always taking a ton of photos to keep for home ideas! Also, some of the decor is available to purchase, which is always a plus for later home decorating ideas!
As you are probably already familiar with the Kate Spade brand, I’ll share my photos with you from the New York City stores and share a few interesting facts I learned about Kate Spade through researching her!
Kate Spade began her career as a journalist at a fashion magazine in New York, but went on to create her own handbag line because she “just couldn’t find any she liked.” She was not married to her husband, Andy Spade, at the time, but the two combined her first name and his last to create the brand name, “Kate Spade.” However, before even marrying and becoming Kate Spade, she had changed her own name to Kate Valentine, from her original name, Kate Brosnahan. The first Kate Spade boutique was opened in SoHo NYC in 1996, then it moved to the headquarters on West 25th Street, NYC.
One of my favorite purchases from the Kate Spade brand are the books. Kate Spade released her own stories in three books, called Manners, Occasions, and Style. The brand also has All In Good Taste, SHE, Places to Go and People to See, and Things We Love.