Kate Spade

I'm truly saddened by the news about Kate Spade. Her black nylon Claire bag was the first grownup purse I bought for myself, and every story I've ever wanted to write is inspired at least partially by this print ad from the '90s, which I associate with my love of the East Coast and Laurie Colwin books for reasons I cannot begin to unravel (although Stella Bugbee at The Cut comes close). She blessed ordinary women with bright dreams, which is no small thing, and her style lives deep in my bones.

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