Monday, 9 May 2016

Kate Spade's new summer bag collection is quite simply grown up gorgeous.

Kate Spade has produced a collection of handbags this season that rivals any of your favourite labels, and provided you’re not in the market for a top designer bag (think £1000 plus) are excellent priced as well.

Kate Spade Hayden mini leather toteKate Spade Ice Blue shoulder bagKate Spade small leather tote - other coloursKate Spade small leather tote

Being out in the US Kate Spade is widely available, and if you don’t know the brand it’s famous for its sophisticated/exuberant grown-up style whether in clothing or accessories.  This season the handbag collection outclasses many of the others with not just useful totes and purses but totally unique styles and colours, all cleverly designed not just for visual impact but for practicality as well.

Kate Spade Cedar Street Small ToteKate Spade leather cross body bagKate Spade Maisie Leather Shoulder BagKate Spade contrast trim leather shoulder bag

I spent some time in the Kate Spade store at Northpark Mall in Dallas yesterday and was tempted by far too many of the bags.  To my mind the perfect summer bag is one you can carry all day, take out to dinner, is lightweight and holds everything you need it to – and with me that’s a lot usually.  I also like the option of a cross-body or long shoulder strap so you can go hands free when you want to - it takes the load off your shoulders and is perfect for travelling.

Not widely available in the UK, but all of these can be ordered from Selfridges.  Don’t hang around too long, you’re bound to need a new summer bag in the near future and I doubt these will be available for long.  I’m also sure that the brand will be expanding in the UK shortly.