FWD reports that Kate and Andy Spade, the creative team behind Kate Spade and Jack Spade, are stepping down -- he as CEO and she as head designer. Even though they will both be on the board still, I'm sad to see this amazing woman step back from designing. I got my first Kate Spade bag, you know the classic black nylon one, at her botique on Robertson Blvd in LA in the late 90's. You can also read more about Kate Spade from the Vogue article pictured above from August 2004.
These days, the brand covers almost everything under the sun from handbags to china. Here's some cute goodies available at Kate Spade that's worth a look at:
brookline small coal ($495)
montserrat small connolly ($465)
sydney jocelyn ($275)
gladys sunglasses ($195)
devon ($192 on sale)