Kate Spade is the Perfect Bag to Carry to Your First Job
It’s time for another wave of college and grad school students to begin making their way out into the full-time working world, and tradition dictates they do so with gifts from family and friends to help them embark on the next stage of their lives. One of the most important gifts or purchase that you can make is in a new work bag.
Figuring out what sends exactly the right message for a young woman in a new workplace can be tough, and the changing American job landscape and the nature of work itself don’t make it any easier. The bag has to look right for the position that you are working in.
Kate Spade has a treasure trove of great bags to help you get ready for your first day on the job. One of the most important things to remember is that this is an investment into your future so you should invest in a bag that will last.
Kate Spade bags are quality and they don’t fall apart in a few months. If you take care of them they will last years and be a staple in your wardrobe. I recently fell in love with the Morley Garden Posy large tote.
In the year 1991, a woman named Kate Brosnahan Spade (Katherine Noel Francis Valentine Brosnahan Spade to be exact) who used to work as an accessories editor at the women’s magazine Madamoiselle.
While she worked at this magazine she couldn’t help but notice that the world was lacking stylish, sleek and colorful handbags so she decided to design her own. Thus in 1996, the company Kate Spade New York was born and we are better for it.
Reason #1: Style
If you have ever tried to look for a chic, designer tote that fits your personality? You probably had a difficult time. The style of all Kate Spade handbags, including totes, is classic, feminine and chic. Clean lines, minimal detailing and sturdy structure. Patterned totes include floral patterns, leopard print, black and white stripes, and polka dots to name a few. Colors are typically red, white, black, pink, navy blue, nudes, deep plum, light blue (baby blue) and shades of pink.
Reason #2: Durability
This is a huge selling point for me right here; durability. If you’re going to spend money than you normally would on a handbag, you want to get your money’s worth. Durability was the key that won me over from my cheap purse addiction ways.
Who doesn’t want their tote to last? Totes are especially important with regards to durability because they are meant to be larger in size and therefore able to hold more of your stuff, bigger stuff to be exact. Bigger, heavier stuff = more wear, more quickly to your tote. You don’t want straps breaking or seams ripping, do you?
The majority of Kate Spade totes are made from either canvas, nylon, crosshatched leather also referred to as Saffiano leather, pebbled leather or Italian smooth leather. Even the canvas or nylon totes typically have a crosshatched leather trim on them. This leather is then typically treated with a wax finish which results in a scratch-resistant leather that is now more durable and easy to clean. Now you’re looking at some serious mileage in that new tote of yours.
Reason #3: Female Empowerment
I will give you one more awesome reason to truly give it your consideration. It’s called female empowerment and the Kate Spade & Company Foundation offer it to the women of New York City.
The Kate Spade & Company Foundation according to the official website, is “dedicated to empowering low-income New York City women to find a trade (their own business, a career path or a skill set- not just a job) that will support them and their families, and create positive ripple effects in their communities.”
They have three pillars that they work through are:
- Women in entrepreneurship
- Women in technology
- Women in the arts
Here’s the best thing about her handbag: for a fraction of the cost of most designer handbags, you can get a Kate Spade of similar or even better quality. Kate’s designed the bags for those who want to look good. If you are ready to hit the workforce this is the bag you need to head out in.
Do you own a Kate Spade bag? Let me know which one and why you love it?