Handbags — which are not examples of the "Sam" mentioned below — hang on display in the window of a Kate Spade & Co. store in Corte Madera, California, U.S., on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015.

This New Yorker’s First (Real) Kate Spade Bag

Weekend Edition editor Barrie Hardymon remembers saving up for her first Kate Spade bag as a young New York music student. Yes, it held her Russian novels — but it also represented something more.