Cute look and feel, generous 280 pages, 6 page ribbons
Lacking useful features, page ribbons all same colour
First thing’s first, this isn’t a leather notebook. It’s in this mix because we feel a majority of our younger fan-base know and appreciate Kate Spade, the New York based lifestyle accessories and fashion brand.
This product arrived in glued plastic sleeve appropriate for a ‘stationary product’ and opening the packaging wasn’t a memorable experience. It has a light crème/tan coloured ‘book cloth’ cover, which has a level of charm unto itself, especially with “ESCAPE THE ORDINARY” printed onto the front cover.
The inside front and back covers showcase bright gold foil accents with a polka dot pattern.
It has six (not a typo!) fluorescent orange page ribbons, which are quite alluring. Let’s see how useful these are during our 1-week review.
1 Week Review
The Kate Spade journal notebook is quite charming in its own right. The ‘blush’ coloured book cloth cover feels amazing to the touch, but is susceptible to collecting marks during day-to-day travels.
The pages are of a high quality ‘parchment’ colour, and are a heavier stock than every journal notebook we’ve reviewed. This means you can attack your creative writing with any pen and never worry about bleed through or blotching. There’s also 280 pages so you’re unlikely to run out of space anytime soon, but unfortunately they’re permanently fixed to the journal and not replaceable. At $24.00 USD for a new one, this won’t be an issue for anyone.
Now to the dazzling array of six fluorescent orange ribbons. The benefit from these is that you have a means of marking every important journal subject imaginable. The problem is that you won’t know which one is which. It would have been useful to have some variation in colour so these ribbons can be told apart from each other.
Size: A5 Colours: Blush (crème) Cost: $24.00 USD Personalisation: No Country: USA Available from: www.katespade.com For: Cute look and feel, generous 280 pages, 6 page ribbons Against: Lacking useful features, page ribbons all same colour First Impressions First thing’s first, this isn’t a leather notebook. It’s in this mix because…
KATE SPADE Lined Journal.
KATE SPADE Lined Journal.
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Kate Spade, the name known by trendy young fashionistas all over the globe, produces a worthy journal that is charming in its own right. It represents great value at $24.00 USD, and while the ‘book cloth’ finish feels great, it will collect dirt and marks if you’re not careful during daily use. The 6 fluorescent page ribbons are dazzlingly attractive, but we wish we could tell them apart. If you’re a Kate Spade fan, we feel you’ll definitely want to add this journal notebook to your collection.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Jake & Bella are both young professionals who reside in sunny Queensland, Australia. Jake is an executive within the medical tourism industry and Bella is a young PR & Journalism graduate. Both use journals and notebooks as part of their daily life, whether it's taking notes, creating concepts, planning projects or showing some gratitude. Both have a keen eye for what makes a high quality journal that's a pleasure to own and use. Visit the Our Team page for more info on this bother and sister duo.