Kate Spade Serena Bag, I Lurve You

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I’m at the mall right now and just found out there’s a new Kate Spade store here. Two words: sweet temptation! I’m a huge Kate Spade fan — LOVE the clean lines and feminine elegance of her bags and accessories. Yeah, most of her stuff is out of my budget, but it doesn’t hurt to look, right? 🙂


Serena, by Kate Spade, $325

Several items from the fall line were on display. The new bags, clutches and shoes sport lots of rich, dark colors like burgundy and deep brown, along with quite a few items in black/white, many with patent leather accents.

Black patent leather graces the handles on Kate’s new black and white fabric bags from her Classic Noel collection. I couldn’t take my eyes off the Serena bag ($325) shown above.

Serena does hobo chic with a single black patent leather handle, a zip top, royal purple interior liner and 14-karat gold plated hardware. Kate pre-treats the soft fabric exterior to make it highly stain resistant, so there’s less reason to worry about the white showing dirt right away. Plus, because these bags are pre-treated they’re pretty easy to clean (dry cleaning, or spot cleaning with a toothbrush and a mild soap).

Serena fit *perfectly* under my right shoulder. Girrrrl… it was love. Le sigh!

I’ll just have to keep saving my pennies. Meanwhile, I plan to “visit” her every chance I get.

Hope you’re having a kickin’ Sunday!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


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  1. tricia says:

    hi, i love kate spade too, and that bag would also look great on my shoulder. a while back you got the shu uemura lashes, and i was planning on getting them but on their site it looks light brown. so i was wondering are your also brown? dark brown? i also cant decide if i want the $25 or $50 but i am leaning towards the $25. who knows. i want them for halloween

  2. Marisol says:

    Is it me or are they trying to revamp the Village into a more upscale outdoor mall?

    I like the renovations and all but I wish they would have left some of the stores they used to have.

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  3. Dao says:

    Oh man, that is a nice bag! We don’t have Kate Spade here in town, the poshest thing is Coach and that’s it. I bet these bags will get knocked off really really soon. Since I don’t like knocked off bags and can’t afford the real thing, I settle with my second class bags and they last for a while.

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  4. lindsay says:

    those bags are so cute, if only i could afford them..don’t you have it when you find the CUTEST things, look at the price tag, and find out it’s just out of your reach *sigh*

    anyway, i used clean and clear soft again, i love how it makes my skin so tingly

  5. Lehea says:

    I felt like I was having an ESP connection with my credit card while viewing this post. HAHA! What store location is that? So far I only have the Claire black bag. I love Kate Spade! I think that will be where I’ll have my next handbag splurge.

  6. Karen says:

    Hi Tricia,

    The lashes are dark brown and black with spots. You can see a close up of them here.

  7. Karen says:

    Hi Marisol,

    Yeah, I miss Express, Ann Taylor and Crate & Barrel.

  8. Karen says:

    Hi Dao,

    It’s really beautiful in person. You would get immediate bag lust upon seeing it. 🙂

  9. Karen says:

    Hi Lindsay,

    I hear that! They also had a wallet and some sunglasses that I liked, too that a bit more affordable (well, for Kate Spade). I’m going to save some pennies; maybe if I’m still lusting after them in a few months I will treat myself to a Christmas present.

    I just used mine the other day! Don’t you love how your skin feels so soft after?

  10. Karen says:

    Hi Lehea,

    LOL! This was the new store in Marin county!

    I am trying to stay away from big bags (this one is rather deep), because I tend to stuff them to the brim, and then I end up carrying all my stuff around like a hobo. This one was super cute though! Aghhhh!

  11. Daya says:

    LOVE LOVE the bag! :)I can’t afford them but did splurge on a pair of KS sunglasses while vacation a few months back. Serious lust that store!!

  12. Karen says:

    Hi Daya,

    I found a cute pair of glasses, too. I like the Izzy ones.

    I want, I want!

    Which pair did you get?

  13. lexi says:

    yes GURL me too – I converted the Mercado shopping tote into my daughter’s baby bag! Luckily for me it was on sale at Nordstrom. I cruise the Kate Spade website on a regular basis to torture myself!!

  14. Karen says:

    Hi Lexi,

    I swear I want everything on that site. Have you seen the new fall stuff in person? *drooooool*

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