Kate Spade Purse – A Great Thrift Store Find

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I think someone at the thrift store that I frequent thought this may be just another purse. At first glance so did I; other purses on that rack were cabled and locked, but this one just sat on its own.

When I looked closer, I knew I had an original Kate Spade purse, not a knock off. All the zipper pulls had the logo, as well as the little metal feet. And I found the famous tag inside a pocket reading “Kate Spade 12324” with a small Silver Thread running through it. That’s one clue that you’ve got an original.

So how do you know if you’ve got a fake or a find? Visit I Hate Counterfeit Bags where there’s lots of good information and useful pictures of both authentic bags and fakes.

Anyway, it was in perfect shape, almost like it hadn’t been used. It’s a pretty color combination of chocolate brown and orange, my favorite color.

But the best part, it only cost me $14.99! Not bad for a purse that retails from $100-$300.

PS. Read my Reflections blog about the this purse being lost in cyberspace.


Carol #strivetosimplify


  1. Way to go, Linda, on a great thrift store find! I love finding those special treasures, don’t you?

  2. Linda posillico

    Thankyou Soooo much.. I’ve been going crazy trying to see if my thrift shop find was original..couldn’t find the bag anywhere…I looked deep in the zippered pocket and there it was..12324!!!! Isn’t that awesome!

  3. Thanks you for one inspired point, this was very good reading and helped me in my point push regarding some currency differences during our time.

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