While most brands have shifted their strategies and have gone upmarket, Kate Spade bucks the trend with Kate Spade Saturday, which like bigger sis Kate Spade focuses on bright colours, graphic shapes, and bold prints at an even more affordable price tag.
With their first store opened in Tokyo and an online presence that ships to all 50 states in the US, it will probably take a while for them to get to our part of the world. Still, it’s not too early to start checking them out, and one of the bags I think that’s pretty adorable is the Kate Spade Saturday Full-Circle Straw Bag.
Looking almost exactly like what Chanel did for S/S13, the concept is pretty much the same, a circular-shaped frame that’s fitted with a ‘bag’ in the middle. But unlike the one from Chanel that features quilted leather and a hula-hoop frame, this one from Kate Spade Saturday features a woven rattan frame and a gusseted canvas ‘pouch’ that’s bright yellow on the inside and packs 2 interior pockets.
Measuring 38 cm in diameter, you can say the USD120 bag is kinda Chanel in spirit, what with its striped black and white body that’s quite Coco. Just pin on a couple of vintage Chanel brooches and you’re good for a day out in the sun, be it for a picnic or shopping in town.
And don’t forget to check out Kate Spade Saturday in detail, a treasure trove of all things fun, quirky and colourful.
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