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    Fashion designer Kate Spade has been found dead in her New York apartment.

    Police are investigating her death as an apparent suicide.

    She was found dead in her Park Avenue apartment in Manhattan at 10:20 local time (14:20 GMT) by her housekeeper, a law enforcement official said.

    Spade - who once edited fashion magazine Mademoiselle - was well known as a designer of clothes, shoes, and jewellery, but was best known for her accessory line.

    She co-founded Kate Spade Handbags in 1993 with husband Andy Spade. The company - whose stated aim was to design the perfect handbag - opened its first store in New York in 1996, and now has more than 300 branches worldwide.

    It is recognisable for its distinctive logo which features the spades playing card symbol, in reference to the designers surname.

    The companys bright and colourful patterned designs became a trademark of its products.

    Image copyright Getty Images

    Kate Spade sold her namesake brand in 2007.

    It was bought last year by New York rival designer Coach in a deal worth $2.4bn (£1.8bn).

    She and her husband then set up another design venture, Frances Valentine, named after their daughter.

    Kate Spade legally changed her name to Kate Valentine (Valentine was her grandfathers middle name) in 2016 to separate the two worlds.

    Quirky fun and country club

    By Natalie Sherman, BBC News business reporter, New York

    In the 25 years since Kate Spades founding, the name has become a byword for a certain preppy style.

    The former fashion editor told the New York Times she was looking for function, sophistication and some style when she launched her line of handbags in 1993, uninspired by other purses of the era.

    Her look - bright colours and clear lines - quickly gained traction, appearing on the shelves of upmarket New York department stores like Barneys.

    In 1999, Neiman Marcus took a majority stake, sealing the firms ascendance in the fashion world and as a brand that embodied quirky fun, without straying too far from the country club.

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