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Adriana Gorea, assistant professor of fashion design in the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ School of Design, was quoted in the Moneyish story “Women tell Moneyish why their first Kate Spade purse was a symbol of success.”

“Kate Spade identified a niche for stylish yet more affordable bags that young women could wear on their first job out of college, or to show their financial independence,” said Gorea in the article. “The lack of frills or overdone details made them more modern; grown-up. The streamlined look made her style a versatile, functional yet classy combination that many consumers understand and desire.”