This black bag isn’t just a regular Kate Spade New York handbag, rather it represents the brand’s support of rising stars. Kate Spade’s creative director Deborah Lloyd collaborated with indie designer Catherine Meyer of Follis—winner of the 2010 Independent Handbag Designer Award for Best Handbag in Overall Design and Style—to reinterpret her award-winning laced-up leather bag into this chic accessory. (Lloyd’s mentorship and the bag were part of Meyer’s grand prize.) “I loved working with Catherine on this bag,” Lloyd told InStyle.com. “She brings a unique perspective and her sense of quality and craftsmanship are top notch.” Find the just-released “Iconoclast” tote for $545 on katespade.com.
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