Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm; Sun, noon-6pm
N, R at Prince St.; 6 at Spring St.
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With a full line of shoes and housewares Kate Spade has come a long way since her namesake collection of nylon handbag basics in 1993. With elegant dark wood floors, mod-midcentury couches and color-coordinated flower arrangements, the flagship store could easily pass for the spacious sitting room of a well-appointed Upper East Side townhouse. In the back area, check out the designer’s display of dazzling flats, kitten heels, and wedges, including a small selection of white satin footwear for brides. In the main room, browse Spade’s signature totes and handbags, like the swank, metallic Del Mar style or the ladylike Sutton. The store also stocks beach towels and home accessories.
Brides-to-be in search of Audrey Hepburn–esque ivory-satin heels will find a selection of suitable styles under $300. Our favorite is the Keeden, a satin pump embellished with an oversize bow.Wedding Invitations
Lovers of Spade’s sexy-preppy aesthetic will be delighted by her colorful, whimsical invitation offerings. Her downtown flagship boasts a library of invitation books for couples to leaf through, as well as custom designs. The Dragonfly Ensemble suites are simple and chic .Registry
The handbag queen’s flagship store has a great line of bone china in cute patterns and saturated colors.