Compete in the 6th Annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards

Annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards Handbag Designer 101 2011 Winners

2011 Winners

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.

The categories:

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’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!

For more info click here.

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