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Andy Spade is old-school cool
Andy Spade is old-school cool

The early years of Andy Spade's influence on the fashion world are well-documented: In 1993, he helped launch the Kate Spade handbag line with his future wife (the eponymous Kate). That was followed in 1996 by the Jack Spade line of utilitarian men's bags. A decade later, fashion's first couple decided to sell their stakes in a business that generated a reported $84 million in net sales in fiscal year 2006, remained as consultants for a year and then exited the company altogether in 2007. (Both brands, now owned by Fifth & Pacific Cos., continue to thrive.) But in the years since, Andy Spade (brother of comedian David Spade) has continued to wield substantial —...

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