Whether it's the Hamptons, Napa Valley, or the Great Smoky Mountains, Summer is all about making those sweet getaways for a little rest and relaxation. To help you get on your stylish way, we rounded up the best travel bags that score high on fashion and function. Our top choices include modern black and white pairings from Saint Laurent and Kate Spade, classically chic options from Gucci and Coach, and bohemian wares from Tory Burch and Free people. Find your perfect weekend companion right now.
With the official launch of the Kate Spade Saturday online store, we're that much closer to making our dream of living every day like it's Saturday a reality. The new wide-ranging line is defined by bright colors, graphic shapes, and bold prints — well, that and the pieces also retail for about half as much as the Kate Spade New York collection. Even better yet, this isn't a diffusion line or a one-off kind of thing. The Saturday vertical, while totally separate from the Kate Spade entity, will maintain the flagship brand's signature bright and bold MO. Think vibrantly hued bags with a utilitarian slant, fun print dresses, cute ankle-strap sandals, retro-framed sunglasses, and a PF Flyers collaboration. Click on to see the complete Kate Spade Saturday Spring '13 lookbook here. Then shop your favorites.
The quirky prep of Kate Spade is getting more affordable with a new spinoff line called Kate Spade Saturday. We're loving the sassy tech offerings from the Saturday line, which just officially launched online.
Offering everything from phone cases covered in dainty watercolor-inspired prints to Kate Spade's signature bright and bold graphics, Saturday has a little something for every gadget-equipped gal. Take a look at the spunky cases and accessories for iPhone 4, 4S, and 5 right here, then view the entire collection.
- Karl Lagerfeld photographed Cara Delevingne for the cover of Plastic Dreams' Winter 2013 issue. [Yahoo! News]
- Kimberly Ovitz says that 3D printing may revolutionize the way brands handle supply and demand. [The Business of Fashion]
- Tennis star Novak Djokovic is set to appear in his first ad campaign for Uniqlo after becoming brand ambassador last year. [WWD]
- Christie Brinkley may join the cast of The View. [Styleite]
- Could Kate Spade outpace J.Crew? Some insiders think so. [Racked]
- Natalia Vodianova will receive the Inspiration Award at this year's DVF Awards ceremony. [Style.com]
- Karin Gregersen has been named the new president of Vince. [WWD]
- This is what it would look like if nostalgic childhood cartoons like Doug, My Little Pony, and Pokémon collaborated with designers. [Lucky]
Heading backstage at New York Fashion Week, we picked up a plethora of beauty tips. Hair, nail, and makeup experts give us premium access to their favorite tricks (particularly of the time-saving sentiment, since their jobs involved getting 30 or so models out in under an hour). So today we're paying it forward and letting you in on the top seven beauty tricks we learned at NYFW. They have truly changed our lives!
Bright bags, cheeky clutches, cute printed dresses — there's no reason why you shouldn't be shopping Kate Spade's irresistible sale right now. Items are marked up to a whopping 50 percent off, which means you'll be saving your fair share of cash on the brand's preppy-chic wares, ranging from a sleek cobalt-blue satchel to the perfect printed shirtdress. In fact, we can't think of a better way to kick off your Spring shopping spree. Short on time? No problem; we picked out the top picks from the sale for you to shop right now!
Kate Spade's Fall 2013 collection encompasses flirty style, with bright colors and bold prints, and this year her muse was the confident New York City girl. With inspiration from the '70s (a trend we're seeing a lot of this Fashion Week), Kate's girl had big, beautiful hair and "look at me now!" lips. Plus, Deborah Lippmann made sure the NYC ladies were fully decked out with studded nail art. Disco hasn't looked this good since, well, the '70s.
Although the pieces from Kate Spade's latest runway show won't debut until Fall, we found a way to get a similar look into your home — now! Celebrating the brand's 20th anniversary at New York Fashion Week, Kate Spade's collection filled the runway with bold, bright colors and shimmery, metallic accessories. Using the looks as inspiration, accents like metallic candlesticks and studded placemats give your space a similar contemporary, vintage vibe without having to wait for Fall!
Kate Spade's Fall '13 collection — and 20th anniversary — celebrates New York City in spirit (just look to the yellow-checkered cabs) and in its cool party-girl execution. And who better to give us the rundown than the brand's stylist, Brad Goreski? Our fashion reporter Allison McNamara caught up with Brad at the Fall '13 presentation to chat about the key to print-mixing, how to wear kitschier statement pieces, which Kate Spade bag is a must-have staple (and a personal favorite of his), and, of course, his answer to the age-old question: studs or sequins? See what Brad had to say about it all in today's Fashion Flash!
With nods to Andy Warhol and Studio 54's brand of glamour, Kate Spade crafted a retro-inspired mix of leopard prints, metallics, and short suits for Fall '13. All done with the designer's signature sweetness, the lineup is a bright, girlier take on sophisticated city dressing that pays homage to New York on the designer's 20th anniversary. Click on for a glimpse of the full collection — and look for Spade's whimsy in playful "Big Apple" prints and cheery knit sweaters.