Handbag Designer 101


Finally: 2014 IHDA Annual Handbag Award Winners Revealed!

From the 8th annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards: Grand Prize handbag designed byJohn Edwards of Florian London who received  the award for Best Handbag in Overall Style and Design and the InStyle.com, the Audience Fan Favorite

New York—For those in handbags—especially emerging designers/brands—it’s the most anticipated event of the year. On Wednesday, the … [Read more...]

Finalists Announced in 8th Annual IHDA

Finalist Best Green Bag: Alla  Klingman

New York—Frankly it was a laborious process but an interesting one. This week, Handbag Designer 101 announced the finalists for … [Read more...]

Finalists for 8th Annual IHDA Selected

Narrowing the Field: Preliminary Judging Panel selected finalists

New York—The 8th Annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards (IHDA) is a step closer to naming this year’s winners.The awards, … [Read more...]

8th Annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards Seeks Submissions

This handbag by Maria Lamanna won Best Handbag in Overall Style and Design in 2013.

New York—The most anticipated awards in the handbag industry are coming soon and so is the call for all independent handbag … [Read more...]

10 Minutes With… Emily Blumenthal of Independent Handbag Designer Awards

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New York--Accessories caught up with the ever-energetic Emily Blumenthal, founder of Handbag Designer 101, the Independent Handbag … [Read more...]

Deadline Approaching to Apply for 7th Annual Independent Handbag Design Awards!

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Get your handbag samples and sketches ready! If you want to apply to this year's Independent Handbag Designer Awards, the clock is … [Read more...]

“Project Runway All Stars 2” Winner to Judge IHDA’s Best Handmade Bag Award

From being judged to being a judge: Anthony Ryan Auld

Bridgewater, NJ—Fans of Project Runway will remember him as the controversial winner of “Project Runway All Stars 2: Anthony Ryan … [Read more...]

HBD Network Hosts “Inside the Handbag Studio” Meetup

From left: Carlos Falchi, Monica Botkier, Rafe, Emily Blumenthal

New York—Handbag greats Carlos Falchi, Monica Botkier and Rafe got together last week to discuss their beginnings in handbags and … [Read more...]

Call for Entries: The 7th Annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards

Style Roopal by designer  Rafé Totengco, the 2013 recipient of the IHDA Iconoclast Award

New York—Are you an emerging handbag designer whose New Year resolution is it to get some notoriety for your handbag … [Read more...]

HBDNetwork Launches as Multi-Property Platform

HBDNetwork founder Emily Blumethal chats with handbag icon Carlos Falchi at the Independent Handbag Designer Awards

New York—A victim of its own success, Handbag Designer 101 has outgrown its name.The new HBDNetwork is a more appropriate … [Read more...]

Accessories Magazine Editor to Speak at HBDWorkshop Panel

Handbag Designer 101 Workshop

New York—Anyone who is in the handbag business or thinking of entering it would be wise to attend "Leading Your Handbag Brand … [Read more...]

They’re In: 2012 Winners of Independent Handbag Designer Awards

IHDA Best Overall: Mint Green Clutch by Bita and Rouzita Vahhabaghai, ita Collection

New York—Handbag designs were the center of attention on Wednesday night among the Big Apple's fashion elite. And deservedly so at … [Read more...]