TOKYO — Japan was one of Kate Spade’s first foreign markets, and it’s clear that the country still plays an important role in the brand’s global strategy.
It is the brand’s second-largest market after the U.S.
The company currently has 53 Kate Spade points of sale and one Jack Spade store in Japan, and it plans to roll out more than 10 more doors this spring. One of the more high-profile openings will come in early March, when the company will unveil the first retail store for Kate Spade Saturday, its new, younger, more accessibly priced line. The store will make its home in the Harajuku neighborhood very close to a well-trafficked Marc by Marc Jacobs store.
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