Shopping Haul 3 – Kate Spade Outlet (Part One)

Posted by on Nov 17, 2011 in Melbournian Girl Abroad | 5 comments

Shopping Haul 3 – Kate Spade Outlet (Part One)

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I fell in love with someone else’s bag (oh the pain) a few months before my trip so I knew that when I went to Woodbury Common Outlet Mall just outside New York I would be headed straight to the Kate Spade outlet.

There is something very fresh yet classic about the designer Kate Spade, she uses colour and pattern in such a way that it appeals to a broad range of people – especially moi. She ranges from fun and colorful to dark and classic with a nod to vintage chic.


You may have already worked out my love of handbags and clutches and this holiday certainly proved the point. I might even say it was my Kate Spade trip that tipped me over the edge.


I had already unbudgetly purchased my beloved Zac Posen a little earlier from Saks, (Off Fifth Avenue outlet store), so I was determined that when I reached Kate Spade I would stick perfectly to my budget and purchase just one bag. I would be good. But then – they had 40% off the entire store as a part of the Columbus day sales. On top of what was already on sale. Swoon.


I joined the masses of lovely women trying on bags and shoes, clutching clutches and watching wallets. It was a frenzy. I gravitated to this stunning structured bag, looked at the price and backed away again. I then began to walk around the store picking up bags, checking out the pretty factor in the lining, and carrying them around. I found this gorgeous slouchy over the shoulder, easy to carry and use black bag with a cute zip feature. It was also nearly 70% off the original price and well within budget. I knew I had found a new friend.


But still the stunning structured bag called to me. What’s a girl to do? So I asked the lovely shop assistants what they thought, I asked them to model both for me and I debated about my budget. I held one under each arm as I circled the store trying to decide what to do. I am weak. I got both! Once I had decided to give in it was easy. And worse because I had already broken I decided to throw it all in and pick up a cheery bright orange cosmetics purse as well. My justification? The lining was a perfect match to one of my bags and I would use it alllllll the time.


I was so thrilled with my purchases I practically skipped out of the shop. Having browsed the store I realized I will henceforth have to keep an eye on this designer. I love her style.


Now my bright readers I am sure you noticed (and if not pretend you have – I would) that this is called Part One…why you ask? Because I will be sharing Part Two with you tomorrow – yup you read that right – there is a Part Two to this! Will my madness never cease?

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  1. The bags are lovely! i like the orange cosmetic pouch too! I read with a smile of your article. I think anyone who had gone to a kate spade outlet would feels the same as you. i like the part you write-” I am weak, i got both”hahaha

    • Thanks Angie – beautiful bags are a major weakness of mine…they just call to me!

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