Kate Spade
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This morning, fashion designer Kate Spade was tragically found dead in her New York City apartment at the age of 55. According to law enforcement officials, she died in an apparent suicide.

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A shock to both the fashion industry and fans of the designer alike, news of Spade’s death inspired heartbroken fans to share their earliest memories of her designs on Twitter. As many put it, every girl remembers her first Kate Spade bag—and in the hours following the designer’s death, the internet proved just that with a flood of sentimental memories.

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From fashion industry insiders to teenage girls and even Chelsea Clinton, see all those sharing their own personal memories of how Kate Spade impacted their life below.



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This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.