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Occupationfashion designer and businesswoman
Place of birthKansas City, Missouri
Birthyear1962
BirthmonthDecember
Birthday24

Kate Spade aka Kate Valentine was an American fashion designer and businesswoman. Spade was the founder as well as the former co-owner of the designer brand Kate Spade New York.

Spade was married to her spouse Andy Spade, an American entrepreneur until her death in 2018. The couple had a child, daughter from their marital relationship. Sadly, Spade died on 5th June 2018 at the age of 56.

What Was The Net worth Of Kate Spade Till Her Death? Income, Salary

Late Kate Spade earned an astonishing amount of money from her career as a fashion designer and a businesswoman. As a fashion designer, she worked for several fashion companies, brands as well as magazines. 

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Till her death, Spade had a net worth of $200 million. Moreover, besides her fashion designing career, she used to add an extra sum to her income from her business. She was the founder as well as co-owner of the designer brand Kate Spade New York.


CAPTION: Kate Spade's house

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The average salary of her company was around $58,956. Thus being the co-owner as well as founder, Spade definitely earned a huge sum. Spade and her spouse owned a 3,000-square-foot house in Park Avenue which they bought in 1999.

When Was Kate Spade And Her Husband Married? Personal Life, Children, Affairs, Relationships

Kate Spade was married to her husband Andy Spade who is a brother of actor and as well as comedian David Spade. The couple exchanged their wedding vows in 1994. From their marital relationship, they had a daughter named Frances Beatrix Spade, born in February 2005.


CAPTION: Kate Spade and her husband Andy Spade

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Her husband Andy is an American entrepreneur. Andy helped his wife which helped their business blossomed over a year. The couple also invested on Plum TV which is a small television network which broadcasted elite vacation spots. 


CAPTION: Kate Spade with her husband and daughter

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Furthermore, in a collaboration, the pair also co-founded the fashion brand Kate Spade New York and also a design company Partners & Spade. The couple was together until the death of Kate in 2018.

What Is The Birthdate Of Kate Spade? Early Life And Education

Kate Spade was born on 24th December 1962 in Kansas City, Missouri. Her parents were, father Earl Brosnahan Jr. and mother June Therese Mullen. Her nationality is American. She studied at St. Teresa's Academy and graduated from there.

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Likewise, Spade also studied at Notre Dame de Sion all-girl Catholic prep school with her sisters. She attended the University of Kansas and later transferred to Arizona State University and graduated from there majoring in journalism. Spade worked in a biker bar and was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.

Kate Spade Career

Kate Spade worked in the accessories department of Mademoiselle in Manhattan in 1986. While Spade was working there, she got a chance to come in magazine masthead with her maiden Katy Brosnahan. She started working as a salesperson in a men's clothing store named Carter's Men Shop situated in Phoenix, Arizona when she moved with Andy Spade.


CAPTION: Kate Spade in her company

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They both worked as a salesperson and were featured in the magazine. In 1991 Spade left Mademoiselle with the title of senior fashion editor of accessories. As working on Mademoiselle, she noticed a lack of style and sensible handbags in the market and thought of creating her own designs.

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Spade then started browsing flea markets and researching on different styles, fabrics, production costs and she created handbags with classic shapes with colors and fabrics.

Flourishment Of Her Own Company

On January 1993, Kate Spade launched her New York design company named Kate Spade Handbags. As the name became popular she started selling handbags and also extended stationery, personal organizers, shoes, beauty products, perfumes, raincoats, pajamas, and eyewear.

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Her company introduced its first shop in New York City's SoHo in 1996. Lifestyle accessories and fashion brand Craig Leavitt became the CEO of Kate Spade and Co. on February 2014.

Kate Spade Awards and Achievements

Kate Spade was awarded America's New Fashion Talent in Accessories award by Council of Fashion Designers of America in 1996 for her classic designs. She was honored by CFDA her for Best Accessory Designer of the Year in 1998. In 2004 her design won three awards i.e Giants of Design Award for Tastemaker, Elle Decor International Design Award for Beddig and American Food and Entertaining Award for Designer of the Year.

What Is The Cause Of Death Of Kate Spade? When Did She Die?

Kate Spade died at the age of 56 on 5th June 2018. A housekeeper found Spade dead in her Manhattan apartment. Her death was mentioned as suicide by hanging. After the investigation, police reported that she had left a note addressed to her daughter.

Furthermore, after her death, her spouse Andy released a statement;

"Kate suffered from depression and anxiety for many years. She was actively seeking help and working closely with doctors to treat her disease. (...) There was no indication and no warning that she would do this. It was a complete shock. And it clearly wasn't her. There were personal demons she was battling." 

Updated On Tue Sep 15 2015 Published On Wed Dec 10 2014 By rajan

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