We were invited out to the Hamptons for the weekend and our hostess happened to have a new Schwinn Kate in the box in her SUV, that she purchased from Land's End via mail order. Lands' End said she could have it assembled at the KMart for free, but since I had my bike tools with me, I offered to get it ready-to-ride for her.
Very stylish cream and white paint job, white 700c Kendas, and Bamboo fenders and handgrips. Shimano Nexus 3 speed and Tektro long reach cantilevers brakes and levers! Chrome rat trap rack included. There is a corresponding men's model called the Spencer, unfortuantely a small frame only.
Small frame for riders from 5'2". She paid about $475 after tax and coupon. Compared to some of the other retro new bikes out there, I thought this was a pretty nice value!