I Heart Kate Spade + Things We Love Giveaway

Kate Spade New York is one of my favourite designers, and I want to share her vibrant inspiration with you!

While in California last week (and whenever else I can), I visited one of my favourite designer shops, Kate Spade New York. Kate’s style can be described as bold, colourful, and geometric, being predominantly known for her her signature green and love of polka dots. Kate’s career may have kicked off with handbags, but she’s branched out into jewelry, clothing, stationery, home decor and more. Oh yes!

Kate Spade New York

Last time I was in California, I picked up a gorgeous blue-green wallet and I’ve been wanting a fun new handbag ever since. It’s so hard to make a choice, especially since I know I won’t be back for a while (we don’t have a store in western Canada and shipping/duty costs from the US can be exorbitant). Eventually, after much pondering, I decided on a green leather shoulder bag (similar to this one below). And even better yet, I got it on sale!

Kate Spade Fresh Air Wallet

Kate Spade Green Handbag

Aside from the quality, one of the characteristics I love best about Kate’s wallet and handbag designs is the use of bold, fun fabrics for the linings. It’s that attention to detail that makes each and every one so adorable and chic.

Kate Spade Handbag Lining

Kate Spade Handbag Polka Dot Lining

I also adore Kate’s quotes that adorn the storage bags and care cards.

Kate Spade Quote - she tucked her coral lipstick away and floated back to the party


Being a designer, colour happens to be a big part of my life, and I can’t help but smile when I read this. Kate’s quotes are so darling! (You can find a few more on my Words to Live By Pinterest board if you so wish.)

If I didn’t have a son going to college this fall (budgets can be a real damper!), I would’ve also picked up one of her watches or bracelets, or perhaps, a set of earrings.

Now on to the GIVEAWAY!

Kate Spade New York released a new book this year titled Things We Love. It celebrates 20 years of design and is chock full of vibrant inspiration. I picked up a copy and I also want to give this incredible book away to one of my readers!

Kate Spade Things We Love Book

To enter:

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  1. I adore Kate Spade. I have a beach bag of hers that I adore (but I rarely bring it to the beach because I’m afraid of wrecking it – how’s that for irony!?!?). My favourite aspect of Kate’s designs is the use of colour. Everything is just so happy – how can you resist it? 

  2. I love Kate Spade’s fun, cheerful use of colour. Her designs just make me feel happy!!!

  3. I love Kate Spade and I’m lucky enough to live fairly close to one of her outlet stores. I adore all of the color and prints, but done in an elegant way.

  4. Love her fun colors and patterns…..I eyed the Kate Spade IPhone case when I purchased my new IPhone, and may have to go back for it! :)

  5. I have always been a huge fan of Kate Spade!  I could spend hours trying on all of the sunglasses and dresses.  It’s almost like you are whisked away into “Kate’s” world when wearing or holding one of her products.  Her stationery is fab too.

  6. I love all of her fun lining fabrics–I have a little mini purse with a pink and gold polka dot lining that’s so fun.

  7. The store looks amazing, what a great trip! Would love to get my hands on her book. Thanks for the chance!

  8. I love the simplicity of kate’s designs, and the feminine touches, like bows and I grew up notoriously hating bows so loving hers means something ;)

  9. Hmmm, what I love most about Kate Spade’s designs – I think they are classical and whimsical, bold and unassuming! Thanks for the chance Shauna, what a wonderful giveaway prize!

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