Kate Spade & Company is having a big news day. After announcing plans to close all the Kate Spade Saturday and Jack Spade brick and mortar stores, the company reaffirmed its goal to become a powerful global lifestyle brand that reaches customers at all phases of their lives. Next up: a children's line.
"We saw early promise in childrenswear, including our collaboration with Gap Kids for the holiday season, and we are excited for the debut of the Kate Spade children's collection in the next few weeks," said CEO Craig A. Leavitt during an earnings call Thursday morning.
It is yet unclear whether this line will be sold as its own label at Kate Spade New York stores or if Jack Spade will be involved with the boys' collection. Requests for more information from the company's representatives were not immediately returned.
As Leavitt mentioned, Kate Spade New York and Jack Spade announced plans last April to partner with Gap Kids on a limited-edition collection for children, which arrived in stores in time for the holidays and featured candy cane-striped tights and camo sweatshirts in prices ranging from $20 to $130. Some items are still available here. It was the first foray into childrenswear for the sibling brands—stay tuned to see if the new collection builds on the same aesthetic.