Luscious, feminine colors are hallmarks of the freshly remodeled Kate Spade New York boutique at NorthPark–and the brand’s spirited spring collection. Credit both to new creative director Nicola Glass, who says her goal is to create a modern expression of the brand’s original DNA and effervescent personality.
She’s certainly capable: the winsome blonde Brit previously oversaw accessories for Michael Kors and designed for Gucci. The spring 2019 collection is her first for Kate Spade.
“We’re incredibly proud to be unveiling our new vision for the Kate Spade New York store experience at NorthPark Center,” Glass said. “Our brand and everything we make are a celebration of women—their personal style, confidence and realness. We’re excited to be sharing our vision of optimistic femininity with the NorthPark Center shopper.”
Kate Spade at NorthPark is one of only two nationwide decorated in Glass’ serene palette of pink, rose gold, and deep green. The other store debuted in New York’s Hudson Yards. The interior sports a lavish marble floor, velvet furnishings, and rose gold metal fixtures. The tonal but textural decor is an ideal backdrop for Kate Spade’s stylish wares, and the boutique presents a full array–handbags, ready-to-wear, leather goods, tech accessories, watches, jewelry, shoes, eyewear, and stationery.
Kate Spade’s happy spring palette bursts with bubblegum pink, lilac, yellow, mint green, and sky blue. Whimsical prints of lips, bubbles, and matchsticks radiate joy, and of-the-moment silhouettes include breezy dresses and wicker bags.
Glass paid tribute to the brand’s trademark spade by rendering it in oversize twistlock bag buckles, open-weave leather bucket bags, and plenty of fabrics, including prints, gingham, burnout satins, and intarsia knits.
“Ultimately, my goal as creative director is to create a vision and develop collections that the original customer, the current customer, and, very importantly, a new customer will find extremely covetable,” Glass notes.
The redesigned Kate Spade is located in its original location, on Level One between Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom.