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Although the Kate Spade brand sells clothing, jewelry, stationery, shoes, beauty products and home items, handbags are its main claim to fame. Known for their whimsical designs and trendy colors, Kate Spade bags cost from just under $200 to more than $500 (as of 2010). Since the bags are an investment, most people who own them try to keep their bags in good condition. However, even with the most stringent care, some bags can become worn, torn or stained. Fortunately, there are a few ways you can restore a Kate Spade handbag.

Take your bag to the nearest Kate Spade boutique or contact the customer service department. Whether you need a seam repaired or a handle mended, they will be able to do the repair for you. The repair may be be free--it depends upon how long ago you purchased your Kate Spade bag and what needs to be restored. In some situations, such as lost feet on the bottom of a handbag, the company will send the replacement item to you, and you can complete the repair yourself.

Spot-clean your Kate Spade bag with a damp, warm cloth and a drop of all-natural, dye-free soap. You can do this on the inside or outside of your handbag. The most effective way to get rid of stains on a Kate Spade bag is to clean it immediately after it becomes stained--try not to wait hours or days to clean your bag.

Take your Kate Spade handbag to a cobbler, shoe repair store or a designer handbag repair center. The cost for repair can range from less than $50 to more than $200, depending upon how much restoration your bag needs.