Kate Spade Items are Flying Off Thrift Store Shelves Following Designer’s Death

In The Daily Scoop by Lauren Parker, Accessories MagazineLeave a Comment

The unexpected death of fashion designer Kate Spade on Tuesday has shoppers rushing to buy her brightly colored handbags, raising prices of used merchandise several times over, second-hand online retailers said. Online fashion market Tradesy saw a sextupling of average prices, a doubling of supply and an 800 percent increase in purchases for Kate Spade handbags on the day of her death. Bags that had sold for $50 the previous week fetched $300 on June 5, in line with new bags.

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