I know it’s obvious I’m a HUGE Kate Spade fanatic. I mean, yeah. But I don’t always discuss WHY. Well, here’s one “why”! Today my husband and I ran out to Palm Springs to drop off 3 of the kiddos (who are quite blessed by my parents taking them on a 5-day cruise!), and OF COURSE it included a stop at both the outlet in Desert Hills AND the regular store down in the El Paseo shopping district.
I found this gem at the outlet (which I hadn’t planned on buying anything, just returning some extra pieces I didn’t need after all)
A balloon keychain/bag charm! The full collection hits on January 7, but there are bits and pieces out at some outlets! The bottom of the “basket” says “Let It Go”. Disney meets Kate Spade?! YES PLEASE! Puffy was thrilled to have a friend today.
But then we hit El Paseo….now I have to admit upfront I didn’t buy much today, as I’m trying to downsize a bit vs buying “everything” (meaning every single dress Kate Spade makes), but I did try some pieces on (no photos…WHOOPS!). No winners, but the experience was AWESOME! I finally saw this guy in person for my phone, and couldn’t resist:
But wait, there’s more! This magic was also in the bag:
And THIS right here is why I am a loyal Kate Spade customer. Goodies from the Sunday morning events in December I couldn’t attend? (Oh why isn’t there a specialty closer to my house?! 70 miles minimum!) A Christmas card AND a cookie from NYE?! YES PLEASE!!!! This just made my night when we got home and I opened it all. I was unable to visit a specialty location before Christmas due to schedule constraints, but the extra goodies in my little shopping bag made me feel like I was there somehow! This is why I love Kate Spade, why I shop there, the level of customer service is just top notch. I’ve only had 1 or 2 not so wonderful experiences, in over 15 years of shopping the brand. In comparison, we walked through Saks Fifth Ave this evening, and my husband remarked that the sales associate who approached us looked relieved when I said I was “just looking”. Ugh. I won’t even discuss the awful Anthropologie experience in the same shopping district! Nope, we will focus on the amazingness that is Kate Spade….THANK YOU El Paseo girls! Y’all have a special place in our hearts, that store is where my husband bought the “dress that started it all”, a black silk/cotton blend Emma dress lined in pink silk. Two years ago to be exact! And from there, I went from a handful of Kate Spade dresses to, ahem, “I refuse to admit publicly how many it really is”.
I wore this today:
Cardigan: Chaps (Kohls, 3-4 years ago)
Dress: Kate Spade (one of the first dresses I ever purchased!)
Belt: Kate Spade
Shoes: Christian Louboutin, strassed in Montana
Necklace: Kate Spade
I also carried my blue small Rachelle bag. I know the Rachelle style is an outlet-only one, but it really is my favorite handbag! Well, I do adore the Quinn, but they haven’t released the larger Quinn bags in almost 2 years. I have one small Quinn, but it’s just not the same!
Here’s to a wonderful 2016, and here’s to me cutting back on excessive shopping and perhaps taking a proper vacation. Oh heck, I’d rather spend the money on shoes. Oops.