20 year old hand bag brand, Kate Spade, is moving in on J. Crew as a top brand! Kate Spade is no stranger success. The handbag brand has been on the hills of brands like Michael Kors, Coach, and Tory Burch for sometime. The brands international expansion has re positioned itself and Fifth's and Pacific portfolio for some major increases in revenue. According to WWD, Kate Spade has the potential to be the "next global accessories-driven mega-brand," said Eric Beder, an analyst with Brean Murray Carret & Co., adding that sales for the company as a whole could reach $4 billion. A Brand Influence. Kate Spade has definitely beefed up their presence with a partnership with CFDA's Fashion Fund. Kate Spade's participation includes mentorship and funding to the next top fashion designers. Check out www.katespade.com for some of this seasons hottest looks and accessories.