We feel obliged to point out to you that the super-stylish Kate Spade brand, one of our favourite New York stores to stop off in if we are visiting, has opened a pop up store in Henrietta Street, Covent Garden until mid November.
It is very charmingly spread out over a two storey town house as if someone actually lived in it, with jewellery artfully slung over dressing tables. drawers you can rummage through and proper wardrobes with a jumble of (stylish) clothes inside. The staff described it to me as 'a house where the Kate Spade girl ideally lives'. Clearly she is childless, with a big budget and I suspect is too young to read this blog, but we loved it anyway, it's beautifully done.
The handbags and small leather purses and accessories are really great shapes and affordable prices compared to what you can pay for a designer bag these days. You can also take a peek at the bedlinen range due to be launched in spring 2010, which is when the proper store will open in London. Jewels looked rather a good buy, with big stone earrings starting at £35, should you need a reason to go in.