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Kate Spade
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Spade in 2015
Born
Katherine Noel Brosnahan

(1962-12-24)December 24, 1962
Died June 5, 2018(2018-06-05) (aged 55)
Other names Kate Valentine
Education University of Kansas
Arizona State University
Occupation Fashion designer, businesswoman
Known for Kate Spade New York
Frances Valentine
Spouse(s)
Andy Spade (m. 1994)
Children 1
Relatives Rachel Brosnahan (niece)
David Spade (brother-in-law)

Kate Valentine (born Katherine Noel Brosnahan; December 24, 1962 – June 5, 2018), known professionally as Kate Spade, was an American fashion designer and businesswoman. She was the namesake and former co-owner of the designer brand Kate Spade New York. She was born in Kansas City, Missouri. Spade was the sister-in-law of David Spade.

Kate and Andy Spade founded Kate Spade New York in 1993. She sold the company to Neiman Marcus Group in 1999 and the rest of the company in 2006.

In 2016, she and her partners launched a new fashion brand called Frances Valentine.

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