Kate Spade & Company debuted on February 26, 2014, but the initial sparks formed far earlier in the minds of two imaginative and driven women. Liz Claiborne (in 1976) and Kate Spade (in 1993), each frustrated they couldn’t find what they believed women were looking for in the marketplace, took matters into their hands and founded their own successful companies. And so the spirit of our company was born. Kate Spade & Company is two global lifestyle brands with more than 200 shops in over 20 countries, and distribution in over 450 premiere department stores around the world. In addition to its core brands, Kate Spade & Company also operates the Adelington Design Group, a private brand jewelry design and development division.