Yesterday morning, Kate Spade was found dead in her apartment in New York from an apparent suicide. The fashion world was rocked with this news and many were caught off guard.
Since her death, people have been posting their stories about their first Kate Spade bag. These people worked hard and saved every penny they had to grab one of the most sought after bags on the market.
Take a look below at some of the responses to her death and share one on Twitter yourself!
just looking at kate spade items made me feel happier when i was at my worst. they felt like they were filled with joy, and always managed to bring colour into my world. i'm so so so sad, and i'm sending all my thoughts, love and condolences to her friends and family.
— samta claus (@samuelle95) June 5, 2018
I took my first Kate Spade bags when I studied abroad in London and wore her dress and shoes at my college graduation. RIP to a true icon.
— Julia Manchester (@JuliaManch) June 5, 2018
My grandmother gave me my first Kate Spade bag when I was in college. I still have it. Holding Kate’s family, friends and loved ones in my heart.
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) June 5, 2018
I remember in senior year of high school I saved up for months to buy myself a kate spade wallet. I remember feeling so mature and sophisticated, like I was finally ready to take on the world.
— a n i k a🇨🇦 (@capitalismwitch) June 5, 2018
Age 13 with a little Kate Spade purse and a Wet Seal dress, you couldn't touch me. What sad sad news.
— Allison P Davis (@AllisonPDavis) June 5, 2018
I remember when I got my first Kate Spade bag in high school. It was my most prized possession. My current wallet ,covered in bees , makes me smile every time I see it- it’s by Kate Spade. My heart is just broken for her family and loved ones.
— Beth Behrs (@BethBehrs) June 5, 2018
Just hearing the Kate Spade news, and am broken-hearted. Her bags are a special thing my dad gets for me and my stepsister (and we have a Kate Spade shower curtain back home because I'm the New Yorker). Her products have always been so sentimental to me. Terribly sad.
— Jeva Lange (@Jee_vuh) June 5, 2018
everyone remembers their first kate spade. rip.
— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) June 5, 2018
This is so sad. I remember growing up in the 90s and looking at Kate Spade bags with my friends.
I always carry gold Kate Spade pens with me. May she rest in peace.
— Karen Attiah (@KarenAttiah) June 5, 2018
Kate Spade was one of those rare designers who held up from preadolescence to adulthood, probably by making me feel smart & confident in a way no other brands did. What a loss.
— Natalie Daher (@NatalieDaher7) June 5, 2018
Ask a girl about her first Kate Spade bag and she'll have so many wonderful things to tell you. She was a female entrepreneurial force to be reckoned with; a real inspiration.
She was so loved & so are you. You aren't alone.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
— Eisha Misra (@EishaMisra) June 5, 2018
I really am so sad about Kate Spade. Her designs have been symbols of confidence and independence for so many women. I bought the 25th Anniversary Sam purse last month as a 25th birthday present for myself. Rest In Peace, Kate ♠️ pic.twitter.com/mzYPeD3l6H
— Kara Driscoll (@KaraDDriscoll) June 5, 2018
To celebrate earning my Doctor of Pharmacy, I purchased a kate spade bag. I saved the box to help me move to my first pharmacist job. Today I went to pack said box and found this. Thanks for helping successful women be colorful and stylish, kate. Rest easy. pic.twitter.com/HnzGeyHxSW
— Alli Rosa (@allisoncrosa) June 6, 2018
Ask any girl around my age about getting her first boxy Kate Spade bag and she’ll probably have a story to tell you. It was a magnificently simple cultural marker.
— Abby Gardner (@abbygardner) June 5, 2018
When I got my first Kate Spade purse for Christmas one year, I carried that blue purse everywhere I went b/c it made me like I was a sophisticated, chic, classy lady living my dream in New York City. Kate Spade empowered girls to dream & to find a little magic in everything💓
— Mia Sophia (@miasofiaa) June 5, 2018
My first real Kate Spade (bought a knock-off when I was 18 and had no $) was a black crossbody bag. It was small, elegant and damn if I didn’t feel like I’d arrived when I carried it. So sad to hear of her passing and her battle with depression.
— Gabby N. (@Nico_Gabs) June 6, 2018
My mom bought me my first Kate Spade bag on the day I accepted my first full time job. I've always associated Kate Spade with celebration.
RIP to a designer whose creations were nothing but whimsical & happy.
— Dana Melcher (@danamelcher) June 5, 2018
I’m so sad about this Kate Spade news. She was one of the first designers I loved to love.
— Ashley C. Ford (@iSmashFizzle) June 5, 2018
.i bought my first kate spade bag after a bad breakup. my purchase wasn’t about the brand but about the iconic, classical, creative and whimsical woman who started an empire during a time few women owned major fashion lines. #RIPKate #SheIsQuickAndCuriousAndPlayfulAndStrong pic.twitter.com/IB6xqwwYf5
— .❦. (@charmfoz) June 6, 2018