Episode 105: Business and Personal Inspiration from Kate Spade

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Is it possible to overstate how influential Kate Spade was? I don’t think so. So we did not refrain on this episode. Get ready for some great business inspiration from Kate Spade!

Today we are chatting all about Kate Spade, her legacy and influence and her HUSTLE. I don’t really like the word hustle but, she definitely worked super hard to get her business off the ground in the early days.

This was a really interesting discussion, I did not know all that much about the history of Kate Spade or her brand but, Kimber did! You know Kimber as our go-to Taylor Swift expert, but she was able to regale us on the fascinating story of Kate Spade as well. Check out our previous episodes together about Taylor Swift here and here.

And we WILL get around to recording an episode about TS7 but today we are talking about Kate.

Covered in today’s episode:

  • Kate Spade the person and the brand – separating the two and understanding the timeline.
  • The appeal of the Kate Spade brand
  • Some really interesting stats and numerical history
  • Marketing lessons from the current Kate Spade brand
  • Business inspiration from Kate Spade
  • Fan-girling…

I would like to also mention that if you are struggling or suffering with anything at all, you do not need to face it alone! There are people who can support and help you. We strongly recommend finding a therapist you like and trust. You can always reach the National Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255 within the USA as well

Kimber mentioned the episode of How I Built This featuring Kate Spade, you can listen to it here.

Follow up with Kimber for mostly embroidery but occasional pop culture content on Instagram.

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