From the Archives: Kate Spade Shoes Through the Years

Kate Spade began in 1993 as a handbag company selling six silhouettes. Today, as the brand reaches its 25-year milestone, it has evolved into a full-fledged clothing and accessories brand.

A sandal style on display at a Kate Spade shop in 2000 feels refreshingly modern today. The slip-on style is easily wearable yet chic for everything from running errands to heading out to the office.

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Kate Spade slippers on display in 2000.
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But Kate Spade’s shoe styles are also focused on the girl who wants to party: A 2003 sandal style featured a low heel and a metallic colorway, making it the perfect choice for a night on the town.

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Kate Spade shoes from 2003.
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Among the archival Kate Spade shoe styles are lime-colored pumps from the pre-fall ’11 collection that come on a sturdy wood-patterned heel.

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Kate Spade pre-fall ’11 pumps.
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Recent years have also seen a Kate Spade partnership with Keds. The collaboration between the brands brought glittery sneakers with bow detailing that felt like the perfect mash-up between the two.

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A rose-gold sneaker from Keds x Kate Spade New York kids’ collaboration.
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Pointy-toed pumps in bright colors have proved a staple of the brand’s recent collections — and details like bows and metallic cap toes have ensured that accessories pop on the runway.

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Kate Spade pumps from the fall ’13 collection.
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Kate Spade’s most recent collection was shown on Friday at New York Fashion Week — and the shoes had fans of the label excited. A pair of boots in lilac — which just might be the next “it” color — made a big splash on the runway, proving that the label’s cheerful aesthetic lives on.

Click through the gallery to see the brand’s spring ’19 collection.

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