It was a sad, sad day when Kate Spade Saturday shuttered its doors. Gone were the days of reasonably affordable Kate Spade items, leaving us to hope and pray for more frequent surprise sales. It seems as though the fashion gods have been listening to those prayers, though, because Kate Spade’s newest brand, Broome Street, is here, and it’s actually not too far out of reach.
We got a sneak peek at what the pieces would look like when the brand released its amazing spring campaign, and, as Refinery29 reports, Broome Street was announced back in September 2015, so its arrival isn’t exactly entirely surprising. That said, we didn’t have anything to look at until now, and it seems as though the line was worth the wait. Broome Street is the more casual cousin to Kate Spade’s original namesake line, offering up plenty of soon-to-be wardrobe essentials, and it’s only just the beginning. Kate Spade president and chief creative officer Deborah Lloyd told WWD at the time of the original announcement,
“This line is a more casual expression of everything we do, and is an entry into the brand.”
Following the distinct color scheme that so often comes with Kate Spade pieces, Broome Street features blouses, office-appropriate dresses, trousers, and graphic sweaters in mainly black, white, red, and pink (perfect for Valentine’s Day, no?). Sadly, prices are a bit steeper in the Broome Street line than they were in Saturday (items start at $65 and go all the way up to $898 for a real leather jacket), so I guess what they say about not being able to have everything in life is true.
This is the perfect work outfit for spring. It’s breezy, professional, but still cute enough to be worn out to dinner or happy hour with the simple addition of a swipe of red lipstick.
I’m not really a skirt girl (I wear jeans to work all summer long), but I might make an exception for this. The Kate Spade midi skirt is a classic.
I’ve been a big fan of graphic sweaters lately, and this one is just lowkey enough to grab my attention. There’s also a very cute sweater with an exclamation point on it, if that interests you.
Don’t even pretend that you’re not going to buy 10 of these dresses so that you can wear it to work every day without having to wash it. I can’t be the only one that does stuff like that, right?
Of course, no Kate Spade collection would be complete without a perfectly constructed handbag. I’ll be drooling over this one until the next holiday season.
Broome Street is available now online and in select retail stores!