Several people have been asking who inherited Kate Spade’s estate, but the real question is: who is the next big designer to inherit the famous designer’s fortune? The answer to that question depends on whether the brand belongs to Kate or her family. The name and the business itself belong to Kate, so it’s unlikely the company will be inherited by the family. If it were, the company would most likely have been inherited by her children, not her husband.
Kate Spade was famous for her quirky handbag designs and whimsical designs, but she also suffered from anxiety and depression and ultimately took her own life in June 2018. Sadly, the designer left behind a husband, Andy Spade, and two children, 13-year-old Frances Beatrix “Bea” and 15-year-old Frances Beatrix. Andy Spade, who worked for J. Crew, eventually sold his stake in the Kate Spade brand to another fashion company, and subsequently started his own branding company.
The estate of Kate Spade’s daughter, Frances Beatrix, has long been a subject of speculation. She was born on February 18, 2005 and presumably went to high school. She was not active on social media and has a very small social networking presence. According to some sources, Frances Beatrix Spade lives with her father in California. However, this may not be the case.