When Kate Spade launched a line of boxy nylon handbags in 1993, her namesake brand was introduced to the world. In 1996 Kate and her husband Jack opened the first store in Soho, New York and soon gained an impressive following. With graphic prints and a playful sophistication brought to feminine silhouettes, Kate Spade sunglasses are underlined with a ‘60s influence. This is mixed with clean lines and an understated elegance. To finish, the brand’s motif, seen at the temples, is instantly recognisable – it ensures the sunglasses’ authenticity.