You may remember that, back in the autumn, I wrote about Kate Spade’s opening salvo into the British retail world: their excellent pop-up shop in Covent Garden’s Henrietta Street.
I said at the time that I thought it would be interesting to see what the brand did next in the UK, given the raging success of the pop-up (which I said then and still think, set the gold standard for temporary shops) and now my, ahem, secret sources tell me that Kate Spade will indeed have a permanent presence in London from this summer, having found a retail space. No word on exactly where tho. (But the moment my mole tells me, I’ll tell you.)
And that lovely rumour reminded me that I had this wonderful screen-printed canvas Kate Spade large & brand new leather-handled tote bag with New York on one side, and London on the other to give away on LLG. (Forgive me, I’ve been a bit caught up with snowbound planes, packing containers and setting up offices). The bag was a very VERY limited edition, designed especially to celebrate the Kate Spade Henrietta Street store and, I think, only available in the pop-up store.
It’s also quite prescient, as I am heading to New York on Wednesday (to speak at Evolving Influence), and I can’t think of an item more suited to this blog which deals with the geographic duality of my life, than a bag that says New York on one side, and London on the other.
To snaffle this bag for yourself, simply leave a comment below telling us whether you prefer the city of London or of New York, or which one you’d like to visit.…I’ll pick a recipient when I get back from New York.
(Also: check out this sweet video, starring actress Anna Brewster, which was shot in the Henrietta Street pop-up. You can see the bag hanging on the wall at around 2:01)