Remembering Kate Spade and her Iconic Work…

Renowned for her handbags Kate Spade was found dead today, June 5, at the age of 55. The American fashion designer and businesswoman lead Kate Spade New York, an empire known for stylish and functional handbags and accessories and tailored clothes with a playful spin — she will be missed.

One of FashionRepublik’s favorite designs from Kate Spade is her ‘The Sam’ bag, aka, It Bag.

The Sam, first released in 1993, was the original no frills bag that was equal parts utilitarian and timeless. Black and boxy in shape, the waterpoof nylon bag went with everything in your closet and that’s why you carried it.

The Sam Bag debuted in 1993

This year Kate Spade New York brought back iconic It-bag the Sam but with a 2018 twist. The new look debuted returned with plenty of updates for the modern lady, think: leather and embroidery) and bright hues and prints.

The Sam Bag revamped in 2018

FashionRepublik and the rest of the world will miss Kate Spade. May her soul rest in peace.

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