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Everpurse and Kate Spade go into tech-friendly business

By Angela Gonzalez-Rodriguez

19 May 2015

New York favourite handbags maker Kate Spade and Everpurse, a Chicago start up that makes handbags capable of charging your phone, have signed a deal to develop a line of tech-friendly bags.

Everpurse was able to raise more than 230,000 dollars in 2012 via Kickstarter for its first line of phone charging handbags. But according to ‘Blue Sky’, many customers never got their bags and weren't issued a refund, with co-founder Dan Salcedo admitting that “We’re not very good at making bags."

As reported by the ‘Wall Street Journal’, Kate Spade’s stepping in couldn´t be timelier, with the joint venture launching a phone-charging line of clutches, totes, backpacks and wristlets available from September.

The deal will take Everpurse out of the bag-making process, as Everpurse will license its technology in four Kate Spade bags that will launch this fall.

The system ideated by Everpurse consists in placing a charging dock at the bottom of each bag. Users drop their phone in the pocket and it keeps your phone going for about two days.