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,
P.S. Grab a cup o’ tea and a find a comfy seat because it’s time to catch up on some reading with a few of the week’s best beauty, fashion and shopping posts from the ladies of the Splendicity Network.
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