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    Question Who makes Kate Spade Frames?

    I had a customer coming in and asking for a Kate Spade frame (i am not shure about the spelling)
    Anybody knows who distributes them?
    Help!

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    Confused

    Safilo sells the Kate Spade line but who is Kate Spade???

    Bill

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    Do u know the prices?
    I dont see it on their website at all
    Thanks

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    Wave Kate Spade

    Sam Spade's woman, maybe?

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    http://www.desires.com/2.1/Style/Spade/spade.html

    Here's a bibliographical article about her. Apparently she is sister-in-law to SNL's David Spade. This is the first I have ever heard of her so perhaps I am getting too old.

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    Hi Lenny,

    Kate Spade is mostly famous for being an expensive handbag designer who's now expanded into other accessories. That's all I can really add to the other posts.

    Good Luck!

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    My partner left me a note that she is interested in seeing the Kate Spade rep/adding Kate Spade. I'm only vaguely familiar with them by name, but that's about it. Are we looking at a high, medium, or low pricepoint? Do they sell well? Anything particular exciting about the line, or just another blah designer line? Any thoughts on benefits and drawbacks would be most appreciated. Thanks!

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    I've seen it.

    The number one draw is the name. It's "hot" with younger women.

    For the frames, they are the ususal Safilo quality. Good. Not superb.

    For the pricepoint, they are expensive for what they are: core frames with fancy designs. Going to be at least 1.5x their core cost. Can't post W/S here.

    For the style, they're "cute". Very detailed colors/patterns on the inside of the temples. Whimsical. Styles are relatively conservative.

    Last time I saw it, I thought it "missed" by being too conservative for what the designer name would imply.

    Typical of Safilo, (and I am favorable towards them), they've recycled the same styles throughout this collection, as they've done with all their designer names. They all look alike, only the many names have changed.

    Bottom line: good, not great. Would sell, but are not unique enough.
    Oh, well...

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    Blue Jumper Who is .....................

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill M

    ............................but who is Kate Spade???

    Bill
    for her bold and unconventional bedding collection, kate spade has been selected as one of ten winners of the third annual elle deco international design awards, hand-chosen by the editors of elle decor magazine.

    this prestigious event spotlights the yearís best in home furnishings from around the globe. kate spade, accompanied by the remaining recipients, was featured in a special editorial section in the november 2004 issue of elle decor magazine. additionally, the u.s. winners will move on to compete for ten global awards determined by an editorial jury from all 20 editions of elle decor magazine. the international winners will be announced in the april 2005 issue of elle decor u.s. and at the salone del mobile in milan.

    generating further excitement, discovery home channel aired an original, one-hour special on november 1st, 2004, which featured a behind-the-scenes look at the u.s. elle deco international design awards. the program will continue to air throughout 2005.

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    Safilo- well designed- in quiet good taste, and saleable! hj
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