Net Worth: $150 Million
- Source of Wealth Fashion
- Birth Place Kansas City, Missouri, United States
- Height 5' 7" (1.70 m)
- Marital Status Married (Andy Spade)
- Full Name Kate Brosnahan Spade
- Nationality United States
- Date of Birth December 24, 1962
- Weight 129 lbs (58 kg)
- Occupation Fashion Designer
- Education Arizona State University (1985), Notre Dame de Sion, University of Kansas, St. Teresa's Academy
- Children 1 (Frances Beatrix)
About Kate Spade
A famous fashion designer, Kate Spade is one of the founders of the fashion brand, Kate Spade New York. In 2012, her net worth is estimated to be around $150 million.
Born as Katherine Noel Brosnahan in Kansas City, Missouri, on December 24, 1962, studied at University of Kansas and Arizona State University where she finished a degree on Journalism.
After working in a motorcycle bar for a while, Kate Spade worked at Mademoiselle from 1986 until 1991. While working at Mademoiselle, it came into her notice that the market lacks sensible and stylish handbags. This inspired her to create and produce her own products.
Together with Joel Franklin, kate spade handbags, a New York-based design company, was launched in January 1993. Starting with handbags, the company also produced personal organizers, stationary, shoes, perfume, beauty products, eyewear, pajamas, raincoats, books and address books. It was in 2004 when “kate spade at home” was launched. The home collection brand features china, wallpaper, bath items and beddings for homes.
Kate Spade’s classic designs earned her a America’s New Fashion Talent in Accessories from the Council of Fashion Designers of America in 1996. Two years later, she received another award, Best Accessory Designer of the Year, from the same organization. In 2004, she received the “Giants of Design Award for Tastemaker” from House Beautiful, “Elle Decor International Design Award for Bedding” from Elle, and “American Food and Entertaining Award for Designer of the Year” from Bon Appetit.
Kate Spade is currently married to Andy Spade. She gave birth to a daughter whom they named Frances Beatrix Spade (b.2005).