Kate Brosnahan Spade, an accessories editor
at Mademoiselle, was frustrated she couldn’t find
utilitarian handbag she’d been
craving for years. She set out
to design the perfect
one working from her apartment.
Kate made samples out of construction paper.
She combined sleek shapes and colorful palettes
in an entirely new way. Six versions of a bag called
Sam debuted in 1993 to rave reviews—sparking
an accessories revolution.
It’s always front and center.
Our direct line to pattern play.
In the spotlight, now and forever.