Profile: Kate Spade & Co (LIZ.F)
Kate Spade & Company, incorporated on April 2, 1981, is engaged in the design and marketing of a range of accessories and apparel. The Company operates through three segments: KATE SPADE North America, KATE SPADE International and Adelington Design Group. The KATE SPADE North America segment consists of the Company's kate spade new york and JACK SPADE brands in North America. The KATE SPADE International segment consists of the Company's kate spade new york and JACK SPADE brands in International markets, which operates principally in Japan, Asia (excluding Japan), Europe and Latin America). The Adelington Design Group segment consists of exclusive arrangements to supply jewelry for the LIZWEAR and LIZ CLAIBORNE NEW YORK brands. The Adelington Design Group segment's LIZWEAR, women's apparel is available through the club store channel. In addition, the Adelington Design Group segment serves J.C. Penney Corporation, Inc. (JCPenney) through exclusive supplier agreements for the LIZ CLAIBORNE and MONET jewelry lines.
The Company operates retail stores under the kate spade new york trademark, consisting of retail stores within the United States and outside the United States (primarily in Japan, Europe and Canada). It also operates outlet stores under the kate spade new york trademark, consisting of outlet stores within the United States and outside the United States. Outside of North America (primarily in Japan and Europe), it operates concession stores in select retail stores, which are either owned or leased by a third party department store or specialty store retailer. The kate spade new york brand product line includes handbags, small leather goods, fashion accessories, jewelry, fragrances and apparel along with products, including footwear, swimwear, children's wear, watches, optics, tabletop products, legwear, electronics cases, bedding and stationery.
The Company's JACK SPADE brand offers fashion products for men, including briefcases, travel bags, small leather goods, fashion accessories and apparel under the JACK SPADE trademark. Its JACK SPADE products are sold primarily through its JACK SPADE e-commerce Website and through department stores. The Company's products are sold primarily in the United States and Canada through retail and outlet stores, and retail and upscale department stores; concession, retail and outlet operations, and children's wear partner-operated stores in Japan; retail, outlet and concession stores and select upscale wholesale accounts in Europe; kate spade new york e-commerce Websites; joint ventures in China and Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, and through a network of distributors in Latin America, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, India and Thailand.
The Company competes with Burberry, Coach, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren and Tory Burch.
Kate Spade & Co
2 Park Ave
NEW YORK NY 10016-5675
Company Web Links
- Kate Spade shareholder urges handbag maker to sell itself
- REFILE-UPDATE 2-Kate Spade shareholder urges handbag maker to sell itself
- Hedge fund Caerus urges Kate Spade to sell itself
- BRIEF-Caerus investors sent letter to Kate Spade board chairman
- BRIEF-Kate Spade & Co says Q3 comp sales impacted by increasing tourist headwinds in its stores