It's been reported that designer Kate Spade was found dead in a New York City apartment. According to a couple NYPD sources, Kate was found hanging by a scarf, and there was an apparent suicide note left behind for her daughter. If you don't own a Kate Spade bag yourself the name may still ring a bell as her handbags are well known in America among women.
I can't even imagine what her family is going through emotionally right now. At the young age of 55 it's being reported that she hanged herself in her bedroom according to NY police. Receiving news that a loved one has taken their life has to be devastating. To hear it's your very own mother is unfathomable.
I'm familiar with Kate Spade bags and not because of the obvious, as a woman who enjoys fashion. But more so because my aunt who lives in NY and mother both carry Kate Spade bags. It's the girly things we enjoy sharing with each other, talking fashion brands, and looking forward to what we call "The Box" from my Aunt filled with fashion goodies! I'm sending thoughts of comfort to Kate's family in hopes that it carries them during this time.
Below are videos remembering Kate Spade and CNN report.