Kate Spade Went and Made the Magnolia Bakery-Inspired Bags She Was Always Meant to Make

Cupcakes or GTFO.

Cupcake handbags
(Image credit: Courtesy of Kate Spade, design by Katja Cho)

Kate Spade might be expanding her brand to include "athleisure fitness" and carpeting, but she's not turning her back on the thing that made her Queen of sparklescuteglitterkitsch: dessert.

In collaboration with Magnolia Bakery—the New York-based sweets shop people line up in front of instead of sensibly decamping to any of its 75 million other locations because the Greenwich Village one was where Carrie and Miranda ate cupcakes—the designer is releasing a capsule collection of bags that resemble cookbooks, banana-pudding tubs, and gateaux piped with ombré buttercream ruffles in shades of pink.

Cutch purse designed in the style of a recipe book.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Kate Spade)

Handbag inspired by the design of bakery packaging.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Kate Spade)

Handbag in the shape of a cupcake.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Kate Spade)

A shoulder bag in the style of a bakery cupcake gift bag

(Image credit: Courtesy of Kate Spade)

The price caps at $348 and begins at $78 for a frosted-cupcake keychain. Look out for the full range in stores and online Oct. 12, and don't forget to bring your insulin.

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Chelsea Peng
Assistant Editor

Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.