Jack Spade was started in a loft where founder Andy Spade shared with his wife Kate on Warren Street, Manhattan. With their belief that bags could be both utilitarian and stylish, they set their aim to make bags that were neither overly precious nor boring basics. In 1999, Jack Spade opened their first store at 56 Greene Street in SoHo, and now has 10 stores in the US and can be found at top department stores and specialty shops worldwide to this date.