Cast Your Vote for IHDA Handbag Fan Favorite!

independent handbag designer awards

independent handbag designer awards

New York–You’re running out of time to vote for your favorite handbags in the Independent Handbag Designer Awards (IHDA)! Finalists were selected by an esteemed panel of judges in the industry (including us at Accessories magazine!) and there is truly an impressive array of talent represented.

The IHDA competition, now in its 8th year, groups emerging handbag designer submissions into various categories and also has a Fan Favorite category. This Fan Favorite category is your chance to cast a vote and help an emerging handbag designer realize his or her dream!

Click this link to see the winners and cast your Fan Favorite vote. Deadline is May 30.

Want to learn more before you vote? Click through the finalists and view their videos for some behind-the-scenes information on the amazing designs.

Here’s a video example from designer Amy Davidson, submitting into the Optitex Best Student Made Handbag

The winning handbag designers will be announced June 18th at the SVA Theater in New York.

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Lauren Parker

Lauren Parker, Editor-in-Chief, Accessories Magazine

As Editor-in-Chief of Accessories Magazine for the past 12 years, Lauren Parker has covered accessories both from a retail business perspective and a fashion point of view. In previous full-time magazine jobs and freelance gigs, she’s written about practically every angle of fashion lifestyle living, including accessories, fine jewelry, Caribbean travel, private jets, Hampton’s real estate, the New York art scene, the bridal industry, men’s lifestyle and being a mom. She loves meeting designers and seeing how their latest offerings capture the current zeitgeist and fit into the entire cultural and social picture.