Handbag maker Kate Spade already sells iPhone cases. Now it wants to help charge your phone, too.
The company has joined forces with startup Everpurse to design a new collection of stylish bags that will charge wearer’s iPhones while they’re tucked away. Kate Spade’s collection, which debuts this September, will include clutches, totes and backpacks and retail between $198 to $698 each, according to The Wall Street Journal.
A fully charged Kate Spade Everpurse should last two days for a typical iPhone user, Everpurse co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Dan Salcedo told the Journal. The tech-enabled purses and bags will be sold at Kate Spade New York stores, Kate Spade online, Nordstrom and Everpurse.com.
Everpurse generated a ton of headlines in 2012 when inventor Liz Salcedo raised $238,000 in a Kickstarter campaign, which led to a collection that launched in 2013 with a new line of bags debuting in 2014.
Kate Spade kicked off the company’s new fiscal year with strong results earlier this month, reporting that first-quarter sales jumped 14% to $255 million. CEO Craig Leavitt said sales were positive across all four key categories: women’s, men’s, children’s and home.
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