The store looks amazing … bright, colorful and filled with beautiful merchandise everywhere you look. What is even more exciting (for me, anyway) is that this store is going to be heavily focused on ready-to-wear. Don’t panic, they will have all the kate classics like shoes, sunglasses, jewelry, watches and handbags as well.
For those of you not familiar with kate spade, she started out with hand bags and accessories. Apparel was finally introduced in 2009 and has evolved quite stylishly over the last three years. She now does everything from basic skinny jeans (that fit like a glove) in indigo and black, to dresses, coats, sweaters, blouses, tights, leggings … pretty much everything. She is what we in the retail world call a “lifestyle” brand.
I really encourage everyone to stop by and welcome them to town. I know Sarah Greene (the store manager) and her staff are serious about getting involved with our community. If you would like to host a shopping party to raise money for a school or charity, or gather girlfriends together for a head start on fall shopping, she said she would love to welcome you to “live colorfully” with her and her staff.
Who knows? If we charm them with our support, maybe other retailers will follow? I remember when we had I.Magnine, Saks Fifth Avenue, The Scotts, City Kids and other great stores lining the streets of downtown La Jolla. Having a Village that is busy and filled with life benefits all of us and makes the jewel even more special than it already is.
Finally, I have a selfish reason as to why I’m so excited about kate spade’s arrival; I have the privilege of being a part of their team. Happy shopping, everyone, and I look forward to seeing you in the Village.