Handbag Designer 101 is holding its 6th Annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards. This is an opportunity to compete for one of nine awards in handbag excellence, international recognition and a variety of prizes at the awards ceremony held at the Time & Life Building. Deadline for entry is April 28th.
Best Handbag in Overall Style & Design – Winner will receive a booth at WWDMAGIC, the opportunity to develop a capsule collection for Saks Fifth Avenue, a free trip to Bogotá, Colombia to visit the International Footwear and Leather Show and a collaboration with Kenneth Cole.
Best Student Made Handbag – Winner will receive the opportunity to design a collection for Handbags.com’s successful private label leather line, Piazza Handbags.
Best Handmade Handbag – Winner will receive a designer feature on Singer Sewing Company’s website and Facebook as well as a full Singer Sewing Studio with all the items a designer needs to be successful as well as a pattern collaboration with the Simplicity Creative Group.
Best Green Handbag – Winner will receive the chance to collaborate with Timberland & Amorim Cork Composites to develop a product for sale made of cork in its stores. (You even get free cork samples to make your bag!!!)
Most Socially Responsible Handbag – Winner will receive a marketing feature with The Patron Spirits Company.
Creating with Nylon by Kipling – Winner will create a limited edition collection for Kipling.
Audience Fan Favorite Handbag – Winner will receive a feature in the September Issue of InStyle!
All Winners Will Be Featured in the September issue of InStyle!
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