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Shelly Banjo and Brooke Sutherland

Don't Buy the Kate Spade Deal Hype

Investors could be in for a shock if the fashion brand sells at a discount.

A mega-sized payoff isn't in the bag for Kate Spade & Co. 

Investors in the $3 billion accessories maker have been downright manic as speculation builds of an impending takeover by suitors that are reported to include Coach Inc. and Michael Kors Holdings Ltd.   Becoming part of a bigger company could cut Kate Spade's costs and boost its below-industry margins