Kate Spade founded the American fashion brand Kate Spade New York -- originally known as Kate Spade Handbags -- in 1993 in New York City. The company began by selling mainly handbags but later expanded to include clothing, shoes, stationery, and personal organizers. Kate Spad... Read Moree now has a complete line of women's clothing, along with a collection of items for the home, such as bedding, bath items, and home-decor pieces. Kate Spade's home products -- barware, flatware, stemware, fine china, and casual dinnerware -- match the brand's colorful and preppy style. Kate Spade also offers accessories for technology devices, such as iPhone cases and laptop covers.